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Instruction-how to use levamisol against flatworms


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#1 bluereef

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 02:35 PM

First,levamisol is toxic to feather dusters and probably against other worms too.So far there is no evidence that levamisol is toxic to corals or fishes but is better to be prepared and act urgent and acordingly if problems arise.
Clean 100 % levamisol is used in 0,75 grams amount for 500 liters of aquarium.
Diluted,10 % levamisol is used in 7,5 grams for 500 liter of aquarium water.
Big water changes after the treatment are must ,and agresive use of activated carbon.
Before the treatment  is very wise decision to remove as much is posible flatworms out of the aquarium.

#2 bluereef

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 02:52 PM

More info about levamisol-
There is a commercial product called Flatworm Exit by Salifert. Another
method is using a drug called Levamisole. A dose of .8g/100L will do the
trick. This will knock off the adults, but will not do anything to the
eggs
(if it's the egg laying species), so multiple doses will be needed.
Levamisole will
effect some other animals like bristle worms and serpent stars, but will
not
harm the corals.


Mitch Carl
Omaha Zoo


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Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:28 PM

but bluereef, what is levamisol, were we can aquire it? Maybe there is some other name for this "drug"? Please advice.

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 02:05 PM

I think levamisol is international wide drug,ask you drug dealer  :wink: (in farmacy offcourse) about levamisol,some times you can buy pure levamisol and sometimes diluted 10 % levamisol.

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 10:10 PM

Levamisol is used in veterinary medicine for some perasitic worms in domestic animals. It is prodeced by Bayer and is called Concurat L.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:11 AM

Thx branko

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:30 PM

Concurat is very often used in Germany and Austria for eliminating planaria.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:57 AM

More info about flatworms/planaria and concurat from korallenriff.de
http://www.korallenr...rbellarien.html