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ageofaquariums

Check out the microbewiki link above. Excellent resource for microbe differentiation.

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Zoidburg

Appears someone got some AMAZING shots of these parasites in shrimp molts... and it's not just in Caridinas. (no surprise there! just, there's at least one or more Neo specific parasites out there that don't bother Caridinas!)

 

It's in this video below.... actually see them about 12 minutes in. (be sure to watch in 1080p!)

 

 

One person thinks they might be apostome ciliates, also seen in saltwater shrimp.

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2004.tb00598.x?prevSearch=&journalCode=eumi

 

And doing a quick search shows some scary stuff.... and interesting pages!

 

Appears as if copepods can't even be free of these things.... yeeghads!

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/294284052_Biology_of_Symbiotic_Apostome_Ciliates_Their_Diversity_and_Importance_in_the_Aquatic_Ecosystems

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228498029_Symbiosis_of_planktonic_copepods_and_mysids_with_epibionts_and_parasites_in_the_North_pacific_diversity_and_interactions

 

 

And now I feel like molts should never be left in the aquarium...

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Anelissa

Peeking to see if anyone knows where to buy quality fenbendazole powder in Australia, northern NSW or Gold Coast. The pancur and safeguard suspensions contain parabens. I am picky.  Perhaps the metro helps rid flukes or something but haven't found it too good on the morgellons.  Groundwater is polluted. Mold and toxic mold. Parasites follow.  Fenben powder I need asap. Fishben is meant to be sold at aquarium stores.

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jayc
22 minutes ago, Anelissa said:

morgellons.

Is this for your shrimp, and do they have morgellons?

What are you treating specifically? Mould? Parasites? 

Maybe RO water system is a better choice, as it avoids chemicals in the tank. Probably better for your health as well, if you use it for drinking. You can get RO systems that flip between aquarium water and drinking water in one unit.

Fenbendazole is not something that is openly advertised in Aus. So it's going to be difficult tracking it down. 

You might just have to keep asking all your local aquarium stores. 

Alternatively, look for it on ebay by searching for "Fish Bendazole". It will mostly likely be shipped from USA, so the overall cost won't be cheap with shipping included.

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