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    Default Need help, is this a parasite?

    Hi,

    I recently received 40 cardinal tetras by mail. They were sold as tank raised, and they look pretty healthy. They are in a 15 gallon tank for quarantine. I found one that appeares to have a worm on it's side. Just want to put it out there and see if people agree.
    If so, what do I do now?
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    Default Re: Need help, is this a parasite?

    Cesar,

    It does look like one.I'd try levamisole. You can buy medicated flakes or just use powder.

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    Default Re: Need help, is this a parasite?

    Did some research, and it appears to be Dermocystidium/Dermosporidium. Apparently it is a fungal parasite which is normally not fatal and fish will gain immunity. Reccomendations are to keep up with the water changes. There is no cure.

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    Default Re: Need help, is this a parasite?

    Personally I would cull this fish. Cards are not a pricey fish. The meds will most likely cost more then the fish.
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