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    gill fluke eradication

    Hi every one ;
    The story is that i have had gill fluke at various degrees as long as long as i remember , well i put up with it and when it becomes too much i usually treat the tank with pp at the rate of 2mg/liter and it reduces the number and makes the fish breath better till next time,well this time i like to eradicate fluke if i can ( big big job ) !!!!!
    about 8 weeks ago i decided to do this using praziquantel so i treated the whole tank ( BB with a few plant pot ) 100 mg / 20 liter day 1, 2 , 3 and rest day 4,5 , 6, and 7 for 3 weeks , that means 9 treatment over 21 days to break the cycle of eggs and fluke both ,well i thought it has worked but i saw one act of flashing and now my fish at least 2 of them breath fast about 120 per minute .
    I know that Andrew Soh in his book mentions treating Q tank with pp 4 hours on day1 , 4 , 8 ,12 , 16 and rest in between in display tank ,i know that hollowman is very familiar with andrew' s work .
    Steve if you have any views regarding getting rid of gill fluke for good using pp please let me know especially the detail implementation of keeping the filter alive .i have 15 adult fish and 12 corys , q tank 80 liter , disp tank 200 l ,disp tank 500 l
    Please let me know what you think.
    Thanks
    Sayid

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    Hi Sayid,

    I have done pp in the past and it does prove to be very effective at the levels you have quoted, haha, I also use Andrew's advice. The trouble is, is that it seems however many times you try to eradicate them they have a way of evading completely. I have however never been blighted with it really badly, I guess my water changes keep on top of it and bb tanks. 40-50% every second day.

    For filters of course it depends on what type you are using Sayid. I primarily use Hughie Hung sponge filters. I have many in the tanksso can start up a new tank when ever I need. This is where I think the one fluke hides though. It is a battle that can't really be won, just managed in my opinion.
    Why me ?

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    Thanks for getting back so quickly .
    I think by memory ,andrews method was
    . put the fish in q tank with 2mg/l pp for4 hours in active form ( pink colour )
    . in the mean time nuke the main tank with 10mg/l pp with net ,tube ,accessories in the tank but minus the filter media.
    . clean the glass ,under the ledge of tank etc.
    .change 90% water with clean water add prime and salt 1 tspper 40 l
    .move the fish in to clean tank .
    . rest the fish with small feed till next treatment on day4.
    . repeat this for 5 treatment .
    How does this sound , i unfortunately don't have his book to refer back,

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    Sounds about right. I don't have my book to hand either as I am in the Philippines right now.

    I can however let you k ow that Andrew has just put his first book on Amazon for digital download if that helps.
    Why me ?

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    Thanks Steve for getting back , i am going to see if i can get hold of a hard copy , BTW i found your photo with Andrew back in 2008 at a British discus show now i can put photo to the face , hope you enjoy your vacation .
    Sayid

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    Wow.. how did you find that? Lol
    Why me ?

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