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fish louse

10 years 4 months ago #19825 by duanest
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Fish lice are crustatceans, Argulus sp. A salt dip in 35g/L saline solution for 3-5 minutes is said to kill and make the larval stages that are on the fish drop off. It will also make the adult Argulus drop off the fish, but not kill them.
Treatments for the tank that contain organophosphate or chitin inhibitors are said to work best according to my veterinary textbook.

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10 years 4 months ago #19819 by newworld
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i am using jungle parasite med and so far so good will know more in a few days thanks.....

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10 years 4 months ago #19794 by dragonkeeper
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I have never had or known anyone who had them. I think there is a med out there for them. They are nasty little buggers. They have multiple life stages and are difficult to eradicate completely. Do you have somewhere else to put the fish? A 3% salt concentration supposedly kills them but I'm not sure.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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10 years 4 months ago #19729 by newworld
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fish louse, i have a major problem with these in a 100 gallon tank they are only affecting 4 wild oscars, i have tried cloat without success, never had this problem i believe they came from recent purchased driftwood since i haven't added any new fish, i've  had the oscars for a few months, any suggestions?

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