Hi , is there anything new as far as fluke medication ?
We have several formulations Koisepond, FlukeFix and eFluki. All related to the same type of anti-nematodal agents designed to reduce parasitic worm infection in animals. Of this three the latter two are less aggressive and we suggest FlukeFix. They all work in a systemic way (2).
For FlukeFix use 10ml/1000 litre pond with an active working filter while 5ml/1000 will do in an unfiltered system. We found it is also toleranted by goldfish in an active filtered system, but suggest you still watch them closely and do a 50% water change if needed.
Of cause, there is also organophosphates like Xterm or Masoten and the like, which is very effective but needs expert hands.
Yet I still find a potassium permanganate DIP very effective for both body and gill fluke. 1g/10 litre for 7 minutes repeated two-three days later, BUT if the fish (especially the gills) are severely affected by the fluke, you need to dip only 2 minutes first time, then depending on how the gills look and heal, repeat 2-5 days later.
If the gills are reasonable, they can normally withstand 4-7 minutes. Be also led by the reaction of the fish. Cut short the dip if they get agitated.
PRECAUTION: if there is salt in the water you MUST lessen the exposure time by about 1 minute by every 0.1% salt. or more accurately Seconds Exposure = 420 - (625 * salt concentration%)
NOTE: Since timing is important use a net when you dip a quantity of small fish. ALWAYS use a timer because the exposure time is critical. Concentration is equity critical. You cannot simply guess how much is 1 gram of potassium permanganate. You will kill your fish!
More information for the addicts:
(1) Nematode = a worm like parasite like fluke.
(2) Working = “..work by selectively inhibiting the synthesis of microtubules in parasitic worms, and by destroying extant cytoplasmic microtubules in their intestinal cells, thereby blocking the uptake of glucose and other nutrients, resulting in the gradual immobilization and eventual death of the helminths.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebendazole
(3) Body fluke = Gyrodactylus is a small monogenean ectoparasite (about 0.5 mm long) which mainly lives on the skin of freshwater fish.
(4) Gill fluke = Dactylogyrus is a genus of the Dactylogyridae family. They are commonly known as gill flukes.
We sell Koi-PPM as a easy solution for those without weighting tool.
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Update 10-9-2018 and 27-10-2020