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why is it so bleeping hard to obtain flubendazole ?

7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #31265 by Dansndais
I had put in the request for flubendazole last week and Monday I received a nice response and request for samples of these snails...
That precious Saturday I had gone to the GCCA auction and picked up some small severums (10) and some very small lemon drop plecos (4). These were put in the tank with the major snail problem.
...Tuesday morning I did a close inspection of the tank because I couldn't find any snails on the glass to bag and ship and I haven't seen any since!
It could be a fluke, maybe they are between spawns but more than likely the fish have found them appetizing. Whether it was the severums or the plecos I don't know.
No luck attaching a picture of these snails but they can be seen here: www.planetinverts.com/what_is_that_bug_in_my_aquarium.html
8th picture from the top, freshwater limpets, Acroloxus lacustris.
Last edit: 7 years 9 months ago by Dansndais.

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7 years 9 months ago #31226 by BCParker
I like this idea. Takes a few days, never quite gets them all though.

Anyone know any cichlids that eat snails?


Everyone tries clown loaches, I think they're overrated.

I haven't seen a pond snail since I got kribensis.
Haven't had a trumpet snail since I got a little striped botia loach.

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7 years 9 months ago #31225 by Mugwump
Try a few slices of sweet potato rubber banded to a rock or something...the snails will converge on them when the lights are off..in the morning...toss em and put another batch of sweet paotao slices in....that'll get rid of quite a few....or at least the stragglers, when you think that you've got em all...LOL

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7 years 9 months ago #31222 by Dansndais
Mugwump, right, it is usually best to err on the safe side and if removing all the fish becomes possible, I will do that.
Other's experiences, successes and mistakes also come into play here if not possible and I appreciate all the input.
These snails may have already got into my undergravel filter, yikes!. I have run undergravel filters ever since the 70's and am a big proponent, although I have also run canister filters in conjunction with undergravel filters, depending on the circumstances.
These tiny snails are quite the nuisance... this is war!! :)

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7 years 9 months ago #31221 by Mugwump
Cories usually have an optimum breeding temp of between 68-74degs..they like it cooler. I have angel tanks that are a constant 82degs...and my cories are raised in cooler water, then transtioned to the warmer temps.
I agree that they can tolerate some warmer temps. like mine.
However, higher temps+diseased tank+ med's= a pretty volitile cocktail.
Each his own, I guess...

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7 years 9 months ago #31220 by BCParker
I disagree. Cories come from areas with fluctuating temperature and oxygen levels. They seem to do just fine between 75 and 85. They just come to the surface for air more often when it's warmer.

I''ve had a half dozen albinos for what seems like forever. They just won't die.

Never had a BN.

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7 years 9 months ago #31218 by Mugwump
Thanx for the reply...my point was that BN's and Cories while hearty little creatures don't do well with the warmer temps that are sometimes required for drug treatments. Not all drugs warrant higher temps, but some do. Also, there are a few harsh treatments that I know I wouldn't risk any Zebra plecos on....or others..
When in doubt...move em out..

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7 years 9 months ago #31217 by Proteus
Disagree with the comment of the part with BN plecos not doing well with drug treatments.


They're too hardy to handle all of the abuse/water parameter conditions.



I treated the tank with all 15 of L134 and the 3 male zebras L046s with no effects and we all know that the L046s can be fragile as (well as female L134s during water changes).

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7 years 9 months ago #31212 by Mugwump
I'd move it when treating. Cories and BN's don't do well with a lot of drugs. You can try repeated water changes with syphoning the gravel to bring them down and eradicate. They thrive on leftover food and debris.

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7 years 9 months ago #31209 by Dansndais
Great to see this thread as I am currently infested with what I believe to be freshwater limpets, Acroloxus lacustris.
I am hoping flubendazole will be the answer, please advise.
Do you think this will hurt my L081 pleco?

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