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    Default Re: Tetrahymena: Harmful for discus?

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    How long and at what dose did you use the metro?

    If you are seeing these in feces theres nothing to be gained by using formalin and malachite green. It has zero effect on internal parasites... strictly works on external parasites.

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    Hi Al,

    I dose metro at a rate of 1g/100L. I know it's a bit high. I do this constantly and will stop in day 10. I think metro did knock the protozoa down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuterosso View Post
    i make this using FMC/FCM 20ml/100L first day, third day 10ml/100L, seven day 5ml/100ml water change on 10 day, i feed 1 or 2 times a day only granulat and using light only in room
    Hi Tuterosso, my formalin is 40% concentration. Do you happened to know the dose rate? Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sabucchi View Post
    Thanks for letting us know, as Al asked: how much Metro for how long?
    Hi Paul, yes just replied to Al. I was busy on the weekend sorry.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimg View Post
    I had seen these in feces quite bit awhile back and asked roy yanung about them he said small numbers are usually not a problem but larger numbers of them could very well cause issues.
    Hi Jumg,

    Yes, I think I saw your previous comments on tetrahymena. It's really strange. We know it's a bad bug, but still struggle to fully eliminate them. I need to find a good way to remove them completely. But at the same time, I read it exist in water column easily.

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    Default Re: Tetrahymena: Harmful for discus?

    This is what I found in the poo last night:
    Last edited by passtube; 09-20-2018 at 01:44 AM.

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    Default Re: Tetrahymena: Harmful for discus?

    dont know egnglish name but its Rotifera nothing bad always been in aquarium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuterosso View Post
    dont know egnglish name but its Rotifera nothing bad always been in aquarium
    hurray....after metro treatment, no more tetrahymena, but now rotifer. Hope it eat out the dead bacteria and bad protozoans!

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    Default Re: Tetrahymena: Harmful for discus?

    Glad the treatment proved effective, let us know if there are any developments (hope not)

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    Default Re: Tetrahymena: Harmful for discus?

    Quote Originally Posted by passtube View Post
    Hi Jumg,

    Yes, I think I saw your previous comments on tetrahymena. It's really strange. We know it's a bad bug, but still struggle to fully eliminate them. I need to find a good way to remove them completely. But at the same time, I read it exist in water column easily.
    I see you eliminated them with metro, that's good. Mine all of a sudden went away could have been metro or just didn't wonder onto one.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sabucchi View Post
    Glad the treatment proved effective, let us know if there are any developments (hope not)
    Hi Paul....yes, hope nope

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    Default Re: Tetrahymena: Harmful for discus?

    Quote Originally Posted by passtube View Post
    This is what I found in the poo last night:
    Yep, that's a rotifer. A live rotifer doesn't come from the intestine of a fish, it comes from elsewhere in the tank. Its important to collect the poop samples fresh before they hit the bottom of the tank. Sitting on the floor of the tank, the feces get invaded right away by a hundred common things like ciliates, rotifers, or worms, and which are almost always harmless. You only want to see what was in the gut of the fish, otherwise you can be misled into a wrong diagnosis, or medicating unnecessarily.

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