where to get Praziquental in cape town?

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  1. 4age

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    hi guys

    im looking for some Praziquental in cape town...need to deworm a blonde naso.

    what other medication will work besides prazi if I cant find prazi.

    will metronidazole also be affective against internal parasites
     
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  3. williet

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    Hi 4age

    Two ways - Go to your pharmacist and ask for billitricide. 1 tablet should be fine. (600mg)

    I normally mix with one tray of food and freeze it and then serve to fish !

    The other is go to the vet and ask him to order you Maxi-lint

    Lemme know if you get stuck.
     
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    thanks Williet...can i dose the Billitricide to water or must it be fed to fish?
     
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    Hi Williet

    if the fish stop eating ,how to used billitricide or maxi-lint?
     
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    ok..so cant find any of the above at the moment..the billitricide tablets cost more than the blonde naso i wna save.lol

    i have seen one other option at LFS...it not a fish related medication tho...niclosamied..read a few articles on it being used to deworm marine fish..anyone have first hand exeprience with it? any tips on using it? seems fairly cheap
     
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    @4age hey the bilitricide is like 60 or 80 bucks last time i bought it let me no if u still want it and i will find out for u
     
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    Hi Guys

    A cheaper alternative is to order a bottle of maxi-lint from the vet.
     
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    @carlosdeandrade...i wonder if my medical aid will cover that..then i can get all my fish pharmacy grade fish medication through discovery..can imagine my doctors face if i go there and tell him i been having internal worms and been eating nori soaked in garlic but it aint helping man!!!!:lol:
     
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    I always import prazipro from the US ebay ( 4 weeks prazi is part of my QT for every fish )
     
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    Praziquantel 2,5% m/v
    Dosage:
    Oral dose for Cattle, Sheep and Ostriches.
    Cattle: 2 m MAXI-LINT per 10 kg body mass.
    Sheep: 2 m - 4 m MAXI-LINT per 10 kg body mass.
    Ostriches: 3 m MAXI-LINT per 10 kg body mass.

    Things are going to get messy.... Fish on scale...... 3g ....... Calculator
     
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    true..i got hold of another medication which i read up on..niclosamide..read up on it being used to treat internal parasites on leopard wrasse..here is the link..fish are eating the food which i soak in it..

    http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/hcs3/
     
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    Sheez! Sorry guys I missed this somehow.

    When fish stop eating, things are bad. So what you can do is create and emulsion with the billtricide tablet and some vodka until it dissolves. This however I feel you don't get that "perfect" dilution.

    I would recommend Maxi-lint(Better diluted with no alcohol base) and at R425 for a liter I think it is a steal !:thumbup:
     
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    :lol:

    Not so difficult, I worked out

    Use prazipro dosage instructions. Maxilint is 2.5% M/V Prazi is 5% m/v so double up on the prazipro dosage instructions and there you go !!!!

    That is 2 teaspoons for every 20 gallons. But I always dose more with no adverse effects. If the infection is very bad I will double someimes tripple BUT watch PH and always airstone the water !!!:thumbup:
     
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