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Old 01-03-2009, 08:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have tried this in my 20g shrimp tank that house's tiger's, yellow's, mts and some minami's. I followed Matt's procedure with great success. It has been close to a month since the application and I have not seen a single planaria!!! All the shrimp didn't even wink at the medication. Thanks again for the information!!!
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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thanks for the info!
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for this article! I have an older betta (4+ years) whose tank became infested with planaria and hydra after a plant purchase (this was before I knew about sterilizing). After just one dose, the planaria and hydra were gone. And my betta didn't have any problems what so ever!
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I used Safeguard (brand of fenbendazole) today using 100 mg/10 gallons and one of my 7 embers died one hour later.
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i cant find fenbendazole here can mebendazole be used with shrimps too?
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I notice that this thread is over a year old, but it was linked to from a different forum. Great information! Thank you for the great advice on hydra / planaria eradication. I noticed hydra in my 10 gallon RCS and tiger shrimp tank recently, but was a little hesitant to try fenbendazole because I have one month old baby otocinclus and MTS in the tank. After a couple of weeks of debate, I took the plunge and tried it last night. I've seen a range of doses, and I decided to go conservatively. I used liquid Panacur, which is a 100 mg/ml suspension. I used a dose of 25 mg (0.25 ml) per 10 gallon, mixed it in about a cup of tank water, then used a syringe to apply the diluted mixture to the affected plants and glass directly. The water turned cloudy pretty quickly, and the hydra almost immediately went limp. It is now about 15 hours later and the water is crystal clear again and most of the hydra are gone. There are a few hydra still attached to the glass, but they're limp and hanging upside down. There are no casualties as of yet (I'm knocking on wood). Baby otos, shrimps and MTS are all as happy as can be. I am not sure if I should re-dose in a few days or a week or so, or if this one low dose is adequate for complete eradication. I'm going to wait another 12 - 24 hours to see what happens. We shall see...
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Thank you so much for this info. I've been fishkeeping for many years and recently had my first experience with Hydra infestation. The Hydra bloomed out of control within just a few days and killed off most of my shrimpletts. I came across your article looking for a solution that was safe for my shrimp and rasboras. I found Safeguard containing fenbendazole and used the measured dosage in your article and VIOLA...The next morning no Hydra and no harm to shrimp or rasboras It's been a few weeks now and everything is going strong and no sign of hydra.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience and knowledge.
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Default Re: Planaria and Hydra Elimination in Shrimp Tanks

I used it to treat white worms & hydra. The tank has adult and baby shrimp + rasboras. Used a small amount did not measure my scale does not go that low. However the small amount did the trick. Personally I think less is a good thing when used on a shrimp tank. Waited about a week in between treatment. Had no losses.
Caution with snails is extremely important. Removed my Apple & Nerites before treatment. Unfortunatly did not seem to bother the pond snails....
Did water changes during treatment. It works.The original post here is one of the first I read when starting the search for a solution, in the end this was the best!!!
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:04 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Hi!

Whats with planaria eggs? Pancur kills them also? Anyone have planaria after 8!! weeks after treatment?


sorry for my english
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Default Re: Planaria and Hydra Elimination in Shrimp Tanks

I just used 15mg/1.5ml of liquid Panacur in my 15 gallon heavily planted Blue Pearl shrimp tank. The few planaria weren't my concern, but I started having a surge of hydra and then decided to dose. I've used the powdered form b/4 and this was WAY easier (the dry form takes forever to micronize and then dissolve into solution).

I have personally used this link to another fish forum that I also belong to.

I am a firm believer in this product !

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