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  1. #21
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    Just a quick question.. Can Metro harm Discus if there's nothing wrong with them.????
    2ft... 3ft.... now 4ft we cant stop

  2. #22
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    How about of the dose rate of Prazi is in liquid form? Such as something like PraziGuard

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    ANTIBIOTICS ARE NOT PROBIOTICS!!!!
    giving metro to a healthy fish wont harm it, but you run the risk of breeding up your own unique strain of resistant organisum, if that happens when you need to use metro it wont work. the same goes for Prazi, thats the reason flukes are now resistant to it.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robdog
    Metro + BN = Dead BN
    I learnt the hard way, and it only took an hour before one BN was belly up...

    What's BN?

  5. #25
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    BN = Bristlenose

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILLUSN
    ANTIBIOTICS ARE NOT PROBIOTICS!!!!
    giving metro to a healthy fish wont harm it, but you run the risk of breeding up your own unique strain of resistant organisum, if that happens when you need to use metro it wont work. the same goes for Prazi, thats the reason flukes are now resistant to it.
    I thought that it was recommended to worm discus every 6 months, using Big L & prazi Is this wrong
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    Metro is an antibiotic. You should never give it to your fish "just in case". Keep it for times of real need, to treat a bacterial infection.

    Worming your fish on a regular basis IS RECOMMENDED. Big L and prazi are worm treatments, and quite safe to use.

    Prazi eradicates gill and body flukes, as well as tapeworm.

    Big L is for nematodes, like roundworm, threadworm etc.

    You should give your fish a break of at least a week between worm treatments.
    Thirty-five years keeping and breeding discus, and I'm still learning :P

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me Merrilyn.
    When I worm, I follow the 4 week Big L / Prazi plan on the sticky, here on this forum. Plus, metro is too darn hard to get hold of, to even consider using it "just in case".
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  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistakes r crucial
    Hi David,

    The dosage rates I have here are Metronidazol 1gm Metro per 100gms of food fed 3 times a day for 3 days. Prazi 400mg per 100gms of food fed for a week.
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    Hi have got 50mg tablets of Drocit (Prazi).

    Can i grind up 8 of these and add to 100g of food.

    Is this still the best dose rate in food?

    Cheers

  10. #30
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    um, i think my fry have fluke. I am treating them with prazi at the moment. The instruction said to do water change after 2 days (48hours). I thought that for fry tank, its necessary to do 50% water change every day....


    10 mins after treatment...... sigh* three of the fry are on the bottom of the tank. I have increased the oxygen rate... please any suggestion...advice? sigh*

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