Flea control and your fishtank

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by gaboon, 17 Aug 2011.

  1. gaboon

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    My persian's just got a bad case of flees and I remember Manic used flea powder and it had a disastrous effect on his tank, are there any safe alternatives?
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    use the one called "program" i think, its an oil you put on their neck and back
     
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    Yep the oil one is coolio
     
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    Thanks is it only available at vets?
     
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    nope u can get it at most shops like picknpay etc
     
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    excuse my ignorance but what exactly are we talking about here:confused1:
     
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    i see:skeptical: so how did this have a disastrous effect on Manic's tank? did his cat get into his tank:eek::lol:
     
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    no the fumes settled on the water and disolved, all it took was like 2 hrs
     
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    :eek: that sucks. poor dude, who would have thought:blush:
     
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    I use frontline for both my dogs and my cat. Once a month they get it. A bit expensive but works like a bomb :)
     
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    Kill 2 birds with one stone :p Put the cat in the tank! The fleas with try and escape and your fish will get a free feeding :)

    Cat wont like it but youre its owner so it has no choice but to comply, it was its fault anyway for getting fleas in the 1st place! :D
     
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    gaboon Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies, will check out Frontline at the Vet tonight. Fly, I like my limbs, wont have much left if I try that.
     
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    I give my cat capstar tablets... 20min after ingestion the fleas start dropping off in the last spasms of death... Available at all vet shops... :thumbup:
     
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    Why didn't i think of that:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
    i used Frontline on my Pitbull(hammer) because the vet said it was the best on the market and the results were outstanding:yeahdude:going on two months and he hasn't picked a flea yet.
     
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    Went with Frontline, will see how it goes. Thanks
     
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    Pls rem to not feed your fish or play with your hands in the tank after you have put on the Front Line drops, that stuff sticks to your skin and may pass to your food and fish.

    I always get a person in the household that does not have fish responsibilities to do the dogs' Front Line.

    Tablets works, but our vet says they can not be use continuously as they are bad for the dogs something.
     
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    good advice, i always say the most dangerous things we can put in our tanks are our hands
     
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    i read the title and thought it was a new brand of controller :lol:
     
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    That stupid tick and flea episode cost me at least R 10 000. Just don't use the spray bottle ones.
     
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