Metronidazole for Brooklynella?

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  1. Lord_Blackadder

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    Have seen a few articles that say it's effective but I don't have personal experience with it. Anyone used it for this disease successfully?
     
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    Nope, not for brook, only for internal parasites. Mixed with food. It is quite good because it is tolerated by inverts very well.

    What articles are indicating Flagyl is good for Brook? Interested in the method/s claimed.
     
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    Agreed would not help with Brook....if only it was that simple...;)
     
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    @Lord_Blackadder I read the links. The UR one i know well. My interpretation was that it is used to combat the parasite internally. Cant see how it can be effective treatment for a fish that are externally infected. Might be that the Flagyl dissolves in the water column and treats.

    I did quite a bit of reading up on Brooklynella last night, and i am referring to Spotte, Noga, Goemans, Bassleer and Fenner. All advocate FW dips and Formalin. Some advocate Flagyl for internal treatment.

    Bob Fenner is apprehensive in the use of Flagyl. As you say it is an antiprotozoal. All readings say that Flagyl is reef safe but Fenner says otherwise and recommends it's use for experts only.

    If any aquarist goes the Flagyl route and administers orally for treatment. Please post and share your experience.

    BTW Bob Goemans mentions that Chloroquine phosphate is a better.
     
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    Seems like many discussions popping up about Brooks now lately,are ther many ppl having these types of outbreaks recently?

    uiknw i hav had this
     
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    Hi boys
    I used metronidazolepile for cryptocaryon. at first it seems to be OK . After 10 days there was not any spot on fishes. But on the 11 day, some tang were overall spotty.how long must be continued treatment with metronidazole?

    thanks a lot
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    Hi Samandar

    That is the wrong treatment for cryptocaryon. Look under the sick fish section for the topics about whitespot
     
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    For Brook wouldn't Formalin work wonders ?
     
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    It does...but formalin is a very dangerous treatment.
     
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    Metronidazole (flagyl) works for parasited . Used it for whitespot with success . Didint affect corals and shrimps .
     
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    I notice a lot off fellow reefers that wrongly diagnosed there fish with White spots then only to find out that it is Brooklynella... Does anyone know how to treat this? In this article they say the only thing that works is Formalin 3 or 37% Formaldehyde???
    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/brookynella.html
     
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    i have never seen metro work against brook, but myxazin and sterazin have had success as both contain formaldehyde
     
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    Cannot agree more! Formalin is really the best treatment hence myxazin and sterazin working.
    Nothing else has really been documented as being effective against this disease
     
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    I agree that formalin works and I also read that a fifteen minute fresh water dip will remove the parasite from the fish.
     
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    What does copper treat?
     
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    White Spots, but not Brooklynella
     
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    Cool cos my fish are in copper at the moment
     
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