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 Callamus worms in Kribensis

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PostSubject: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 7:00 pm

Does anyone know of an effective treatment for callamus worms? I have a pair of kribs that developed them a year ago. I treated them with a commercial goat wormer and it got rid of the worms. I didn't have any sign of them until about 3 weeks ago. I tried the old medicine and it isn't doing anything this time. Any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 9:26 pm

idk might sound stupid, but give them more fiber in their diet; hulled blanched peas, blanched spinach. as far as medicines i wouldnt know.

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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 9:32 pm

[quote="Kasshan"]idk might sound stupid, but give them more fiber in their diet; hulled blanched peas, blanched spinach. as far as medicines i wouldnt know.

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I didn't think of that. At this point I will try anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 10:04 pm

Callamanus worms are the worms that stick out of the fish's cloaca/anus right?
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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 10:08 pm

Kasshan wrote:
Callamanus worms are the worms that stick out of the fish's cloaca right?
Do you mean they stick out of the fish's anus? If so then yes. They are small red worms that stick out of the anal pore of the vent region.

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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 10:10 pm

are Callamanus worms blood suckers or more like tapeworms absorbing nutrients thru the hosts partial digestion?
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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 10:11 pm

Kasshan wrote:
are Callamanus worms blood suckers or more like tapeworms absorbing nutrients thru the hosts partial digestion?

They are a nematode. They absorb food through partial digestion i believe. They reproduce within the fish causing swelling and eventually death from what I have read. They break through the lining of the intestines and can sometimes puncture the fish.
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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 10:18 pm

low nutrient content high fiber foods; hopefully that will work.
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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 10:19 pm

Kasshan wrote:
low nutrient content high fiber foods; hopefully that will work.

I will give that a shot. I have a really nice pair of kribs, and I really don't want to lose them.
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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 10:21 pm

post pics. youll regret not doing so. speaking of which. i should photograph my kribs rite now....
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PostSubject: Re: Callamus worms in Kribensis   Callamus worms in Kribensis Icon_minitime3/4/2012, 6:22 pm

Go see a Vet. They should help you. Large animal Vet. over a small animal Vet.
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