Re: [RML] observation re worms

Karsten Zander (zander at irb.uni-hannover.de)
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:37:00 +0200 (MET DST)

> at first you should proof your feeding. Camallanus is transmitted
> only by food. Mosquito larvae are possible transmitters.

Are you shure?????? This is the first time I read this! I've collected a
lot of information about Camallanus, because there was a time I have had
a lot of problems with them, but I've never found anything that it is
transmitted by food!
All I know is, that it is transmitted by infected fishes!

> I have got best experiences with Trichlorfon. The concentration in your
> tank should be 0,04 - 0,05 g per 100 liters for 5 days.

Oh isn't this the substance of "Masoten"? So this one is very toxic for fishes
again!
Ok, I've used it also, but you have to be very careful with the dosage! A very
little bit too much and you have no more fishes.
And there are some fishes, like most catfishes (especially Ancistrus), that
are very susceptible against this. I've lost a lot of Ancistrus just with
the normal dosage of "Masoten".
There was a warning in our last "Rainbowfish"-issue about "Masoten". If
it is older, it becomes very toxic also for humans!

> ...
> Repeate this procedure after some weeks.

With "Concurat" this is not necessary, I think.

Regards
Karsten