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Davep"Fluke-solve" 1:09pm Thursday 28th Jun
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Just treated my fish for gill flukes with Fluke-solve. On the packet it states that a second treatment is required 3 weeks later to ensure that the hatching larvae are killed. With the temperatures we are experiencing won't the eggs have hatched (which only takes 4 days) and the larvae have reached adulthood and laid there own eggs within 3 weeks? Any thoughts please.

David
voodoo_15_uk

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"RE: Fluke-solve" 3:10pm Thursday 28th Jun


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when I used fluke solve I did a good water change at day 6 then redosed at day 7.


Laura

Davep"RE: Fluke-solve" 3:44pm Thursday 28th Jun | message edited 2 times
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Thanks Laura that exactly what my local supplier says. In the meantime I contacted Vetark who make Fluke-solve and they say:

"In fact the active ingredient of Fluke-Solve, praziquantel, will remain active in your pond for at least 3 weeks so will kill any emerging larvae thus effectively breaking the cycle.

We recommend re-treatment after an interval of 3 weeks from the initial treatment simply to ensure that the praziquantel remains at a therapeutic level for a minimum of 6 weeks."

Kusuri who make Fluke P that also contains praziquantal, states "may require a second dose after 7 days".

The difference seems to be Fluke-solve is 50% praziquantal, Fluke P is only 5%.

Seems like a case of you pay your money and take your choice.
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"RE: Fluke-solve" 4:15pm Thursday 28th Jun


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yeah seems that way. although even after using fluke solve and numerous other brands we still ended up having to treat repeatedly and nearly weekly for a duration of time. they are being very tough due to becoming resistant.
good luck treating and I hope you get rid of the sods.


Laura

michaelf

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"RE: Fluke-solve" 6:38pm Thursday 28th Jun
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So how do you decide between the Kusuri products? fluke Solve, fluke M, fluke S etc.

Michael.


10,000 gals. ProfiDrum CombiBio 50, Duratech 19+ Heat Pump, Bakki Shower.
voodoo_15_uk

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"RE: Fluke-solve" 8:02pm Thursday 28th Jun


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Doing scrapes and seeing what is left helps me make my decision.
If they still there then another dose is needed as far as I’m concerned.

At the end of the day though it’s your choice what you use and when and instructions are generally there for a reason.

Maybe using an alternative active ingredient is the more effective way so if the praziquantel remains active for 3 weeks then flubendazole could be used after a week.

Also the amount of water changed over that time would play a part in diluting out the active ingredients.


Laura

michaelf

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"RE: Fluke-solve" 3:55pm Saturday 30th Jun
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I have sent a question to Kusuri about their products. I will let you know what they say.

Michael.


10,000 gals. ProfiDrum CombiBio 50, Duratech 19+ Heat Pump, Bakki Shower.


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