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I wish I got pictures of this but when I got the camera the worms disappeared. I wish that we had old post because I could have had researched it myself. Someone had amazing shots of them and I have the same problem. Only 1 has a bad parasite infection. She is a dwarf Gourami that looks bloated and has been breathing heavy 2 or 3 days ago. She slowed down eating and is in active. Obviously she and her tank mates are infected with parasites. What medication should I get for this is and where?
 

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This sounds like callamanus worms, though I don't know if those worms can be white. (I've never actually seen them.) Or maybe a tapeworm? I think that Levamisole is the treatment of choice for those worms and you can get some from Charles (Canadian Aquatics) or April, I think. I am sure that someone here with more experience can post some information.
 

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Well I found the white thing and it isn't moving. some what curled and about an inch long. I am trying to look for anything red now. It looks more white than translucent.
 

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Callamanus worm are red, where did u see this worms, on the substrate or on the fish?
 

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Well I found the white thing and it isn't moving. some what curled and about an inch long. I am trying to look for anything red now. It looks more white than translucent.
it could be an un-digested bloodworm. Sometimes if you feed fish too much frozen bloodworm, they can come out that way.
 

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Callamanus worms aren't the only IP that can infect fish. If it is still eating, the easiest thing to do would be to get the Jungle Tabs Anti-Parasite Medicated Fish Food which contains Metronidazole, raziquantel, levamisole. Not sure which LFS stock it but it is listed on the Petsmart website.
 

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It was coming out of her anus. It was not wriggling around. It is a bare bottom tank and I don't see worms at the bottom. I can't find anything wriggling around on her around her. It is starting to seem like it's not worms. She looks bloated and I have not feed live or frozen food for a week now , just dried food. She is inactive and breathing heavy. For now I have not treated them for anything until I can figure out what is the best course of action. I can't figure out what is that white thing since it's in bits and pieces.
 
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