Freshwater Aquarium/Parasites


I recently bought 2 African dwarf frogs and introduced them to my Aquarium with my Molly's and tetras that I have had for a year. Unfortunately my frogs have passed but now I see little worm like things swimming in the water. Could this be parasites from the frogs and what can I do about them. Will they hurt my fish.

Sandy, You definitely have a parasite. Probably fluke worms. As long as you have no invertebrates like snails in your tank this is pretty easy to cure. Go to your local pet shop and get a medicine called copper safe. If it been awhile do your water change. Add the amount for your size tank. You do not have to take your carbon out as with most medications. This is a mineral based medication so will not evaporate. It can only be removed during water changes. If you do a water change while you are medicating figure out a close estimate of how many gallons you removed and add more accordingly. This will stay in your water for about 30 days. This will cover the life cycle of your pest and you should have no more problems. Then do a 40% water change. Good Luck, Tina

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Tina Beatty-Quiao


I can answer any question's you have regarding new set ups, filtration, lighting, heating and fish compatability. I can help you with breeding. I am familiar with fish disease, parasites, injuries and how to treat them. I am familiar with all your regular species....such as your Goldfish(all kinds), your tropical community fish as platy's, mollie's, tetra's and such, your semi-aggressives such as gourami's, angel's, shark's, and such, and your cichlids...African and South American. I am also familiar with most of your rarer fish such as butterfly's, snakehead's, flowerhorn's, arowana's, dragon's and many more !!!!!


I have been in the petcare industry for over 20 years. I have managed a pet shop for years and have worked for a large petchain for years. I know their policie's if you have a problem. I have to say there isn't too much I haven't come across. I have kept fresh, salt, brackish tank's forever...

Beside's my experience I also have a background in chemistry and biology.

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