[RML] camallanus

VERMILLION, DIANNE (DVER at son.rochester.edu)
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 10:52:00 -0400

HI, thanks to everyone for the information on camallanus.
the reinfestation by larvae that had survived the first bout sounds
about right. I had heard that the worms were live bearers so a host to
transmitt the eggs or larvae is not necessary. Great! this means
that I can keep feeding the fish ants which they really like.

The first treatment series with ivermectin has not completely removed
all the worms yet. I will replace 1/2 or more the water and after a week
treat again.

If the larvae may live in the gravel, filter, etc and reinfest in 3
months how about a routine treatment again in three months ? Maybe that
would get all the residual worms?

The good news is that so far I have not lost any fish to either the
worms or to the ivermectin.

Thanks Again, Dianne