Please help Fluke treatment questions

201reef

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 19, 2020
Messages
281
Reaction score
239
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
North Jersey
Hi,

I currently have 5 fish in a 37g QT, a yellow tang, a purple tang, sohol tang, and 2 clown fish. I noticed the yellow tangs eyes are cloudy and looks to have stuff attached to its eyes that I can see. I am going to do a fw dip to confirm, but I believe it to be flukes. My question is regarding treatment. The qt has 40pds of live sand in it. I would like to dose the water as well as med soaked food to treat them. Is it safe to do both at the same time? Should I do one before the other? Also what’s a good recipe for soaking the food in meds.

Meds I plan on using are general cure/focus soaked food. And treat the tank with either general cure or prazipro. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you
 
AS
OP
201reef

201reef

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 19, 2020
Messages
281
Reaction score
239
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
North Jersey
Just wanted to give an update. Fw dip confirmed flukes. Started prazi. Lost the sohol today some time during day, and purple tang is doing really bad. 2 clowns seem fine, and yellow tang is covered but acting normal. Think the purple tang is done for, hope the remaining 3 make it.

had no issues in this tank until the 2 new purchases this weekend we’re introduced (sohol and purple tang).
 

Jay Hemdal

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 31, 2020
Messages
8,494
Reaction score
7,903
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Dundee
Just wanted to give an update. Fw dip confirmed flukes. Started prazi. Lost the sohol today some time during day, and purple tang is doing really bad. 2 clowns seem fine, and yellow tang is covered but acting normal. Think the purple tang is done for, hope the remaining 3 make it.

had no issues in this tank until the 2 new purchases this weekend we’re introduced (sohol and purple tang).
It is of course possible to have two disease issues going on at the same time. Skip the medicated food though, unless you dose it properly (see the articles on it here I wrote one and there is a medicated food calculator from another member).

What can happen with Neobenedenia flukes is that the prazi works...too well. The flukes all drop off and then that leaves hundreds of tiny holes in the fish's skin and they bleed out. No real way around that though.

Jay
 
OP
201reef

201reef

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 19, 2020
Messages
281
Reaction score
239
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
North Jersey
It is of course possible to have two disease issues going on at the same time. Skip the medicated food though, unless you dose it properly (see the articles on it here I wrote one and there is a medicated food calculator from another member).

What can happen with Neobenedenia flukes is that the prazi works...too well. The flukes all drop off and then that leaves hundreds of tiny holes in the fish's skin and they bleed out. No real way around that though.

Jay

Thanks for the reply. It looks like I’m dealing with brook as well. Purple tang is discolored this morning and looks like peeling. Only thing I can get my hands on today is ruby reef rally. Going to give each a bath in it. Can I do all the fish at same time? Or should I do each alone
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

Jay Hemdal

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 31, 2020
Messages
8,494
Reaction score
7,903
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Dundee
If the dip bucket is large enough and you use aeration, all at once should be fine.
Jay
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
48,599
Reaction score
110,311
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida in several months
Did the dip this morning. Came home purple and yellow tang were dead. Just the two clowns left
Oh no and sorry to hear. As with any treatment, a fish in distress can improve or further deteriorate. Prazi does reduce oxygen and appetite. other factors are cleanliness of bucket, type of water and temperature of water.
 

trout

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
156
Reaction score
322
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Sheffield
It is of course possible to have two disease issues going on at the same time. Skip the medicated food though, unless you dose it properly (see the articles on it here I wrote one and there is a medicated food calculator from another member).

What can happen with Neobenedenia flukes is that the prazi works...too well. The flukes all drop off and then that leaves hundreds of tiny holes in the fish's skin and they bleed out. No real way around that though.

Jay

Dipping fish in strong Acriflavine solution (6 ppm) over 30 minutes may address this problem by preventing secondary bacterial infection.
 

DaddyFish

“5 percenter”
View Badges
Joined
May 6, 2020
Messages
1,128
Reaction score
1,531
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Dallas NC
I'm sorry to be late coming to this thread. I would have added that my last tang acquisition still has Prazi-resistant strain of flukes. I've had to resort to Formalin and that has helped, fish is noticeably improving.

I am sorry for your loss, especially the YT in these times.
 
Zoanthids

When is the last time you purchased cleanup crew critters?

  • Past few days

    Votes: 40 11.5%
  • Past few weeks

    Votes: 99 28.4%
  • Past few months

    Votes: 115 33.0%
  • Over a half a year

    Votes: 47 13.5%
  • Over a year ago

    Votes: 44 12.6%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 4 1.1%
Hanna
Top