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IM on my last day of lifeguard tablets and some of the fish in 190 litre tank still look sick?

i asked you the last question about is lifeguard safe for fry and i told you about me using pimafix for 6 weeks,ive used anti fungus for 1 week,all this medicine all in a row and now im using tetra lifeguard.im on my last day of it and some of my fish still look sick,they are staying at the top of the tank in the same place,some of fish that are sick,their mouths are constantly open and then they die a few days laters,others are rubbing themselfs off the ground ,some of the fish that died had cottonwool type stuff on them,other ones that have died,their tails have shredded a bit or at the start of the problem totally shredded and fallen off.i bought this 190 litre tank second hand about 3 months ago,it was an esblished tank,i brought the tank water and about 40 fish(mostly mollies) up home with me when i bought it.after setting it up,i noticed that big black mollie that i got with the tank had a white cloud on its eye.before i noticed his eye,i had added some of my own fish and since ive lost guppies,suckerfish,clown fish,swordtails but my angelfish and pakistan loach havent been in infected at all and they have been in the tank since i set it up and all these mollies that i got with the tank hasnt got sick at all,i know that the precious owner of the tank had all these mollies breeding naturally in the tank so there is probably some inbreeding,sorry for the long letter but im at my wits end as to what to do,no one seems to be able to tell me whats wrong so please if you have any advice as to what to do next or if you know what might be wrong with my tank,any advice would be much apprieciated temp is28dec ph7.5 thanks so much
How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Hi niamh, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I have a few questions about your tank: When you acquired the 190L aquarium, was it completely empty? If so, when you set it up did you add anything in the water before you added the fish? Did you add all 40 fish at one time? Before the fish started showing signs of diseases, did you perform any water changes? If so, How much water do you remove and how often? What are the levels of nitrate, nitrite and ammonia? While treating, do you remove the carbon from your filter and perfrom partial water changes as directed on the label?

You mentioned that you had a clownfish, I'm not sure if you're confusing it with something else like clown barbs, clown loaches tiger barbs, tiger platies, etc. Clownfish (Amphiprion# are marine #saltwater# fish and cannot live in freshwater environments. Also, your tank sounds like it's overstocked. Over crowding can cause stress to fish, stress supresses their prodcution of slime coat which protects from diseases. A general rule of thumb on calculating how many fish you can put in your tank is one inch of fish #taking their ADULT SIZE in consideration, not the size they are currently) per gallon of your aquarium. This calculation has it's flaws but it is a good starting point if you are not sure.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Good morning,

We appreciate your concern. From what we can gather in your email, your tank is around 55 gallons of water. 40 fish would have been too many fish for even an established tank of that size, and when you purchased this tank, we assume you moved it without much or any old water. So when you set it up, you had all new water in it. Then on top of the 40 fish it originally housed, you put additional fish in the tank. We hope our summary here is correct.

So what this caused was an immediate issue with water quality. Many of the symptoms you have described can be related to high ammonia and nitrite problems. Have you tested these parameters? If not, we suggest you do so. It does sound like there are some disease issues going on here as well, but until the water quality is improved, you will not be able to do much about any of the diseases. What we recommend is a daily water change of about 20% of the water, adding conditioned new water back into the tank. Do this for 3-4 days in a row, no medications added at all. Also, add aquarium salt for freshwater fish at a rate of 2 tablespoons per 10 gallons (I think that equates to 3 liters??) or basically 10 tablespoons total for the initial dose, and then an appropriate amount for each water change. The salt will help the fish with stress, regulating osmosis, and reducing nitrite levels.

Now, after 4 days, you can try treating for the only disease we know for sure the fish have, some type of parasite. We would recommend Parasite Guard tablets. If you cannot find those in your area, look for another medication that treats gill flukes, as I think that your fish have these, and this is why they are "flashing" on rocks. You could also try another round of Lifeguard, but I chose Parasite Guard because it is more specific to that problem.

While treating, stay on top of the water changes, do one prior to each treatment, and make sure you add salt to the amount of new water you add each time, until the tank has stablilized. If I knew what your readings were, I would highly recommend Tetra Safe Start, from our other division, but it cannot be added when ammonia and nitrite levels are very toxic. You might want to add it after the first four water changes though, and wait 24 hours before starting the Parasite Guard.

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Tetra
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can I use tetra ick guard and tetra parasite guard together?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Yes, I do this in my hospital tank and it has worked for me. Start with either one. Perfrom a ten percent water change the next day and use the other one. On the seventh day do a twenty-five percent water change and repeat the next week if they still show signs of disease. For example:

PG - Parasite Gaurd, IG - Ick Gaurd, WC - water change

Monday - WC/IG
Tuesday - PG
Wednesday - WC/IG
Thursday - PG
Friday - WC/IG
Saturday - PG
Sunday - WC (25%)

I hope this helps, good luck!
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our products. Yes, you may use them together although you should not need to. Parasite Guard will take care of most parasites, including ick.

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BREX
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is lifeguard safe to use with just fry(guppies,swordtails,platy and mollies)

my tank has been sick for 8weeks and ive beening treating it with pimafix for 6 weeks,my weaker fish keep dying ,ive checked the water and there nothin wrong with it.now ive started using medica lifeguard to see if it will cure the tank but im worried its going to harm the fry .see i have a small tank full fry and seen one the fry rubbing itself off the gravel and im now worried that they are infected too .any advice would be great thanks
How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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Good morning,

The only fry that might have an issue with it would be the guppies, as guppies can sometimes be sensitive. The others should be able to tolerate it. You could try a half dose to see how they all react first, and then if all goes well, do a full dose the next day. Also, if any of the fish react negatively towards it, you can put in dechlorination drops and remove the medication immediately.

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Tetra
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Is Tetra ParasiteGuard effective against velvet? Is it safe for cory catfish?

I have one tank (65 gallon) where my red tail shark recently started showing a clamped dorsal fin and slightly less active behavior. A look with a flashlight showed some signs of gold on him, so I added ParasiteGuard anticipating that it is a case of velvet. I was wondering if it is affective against this particular parasite or should I be using something else?

My other tank (29 gallon) at one point had the fish flashing consistently. It is a community tank that included several corys. It is an afterthought now, but I used ParasiteGuard and it did help with the problem, but one of my corys died in the process. A few days later I saw LifeGuard, which I bought just in case I would ever need it. I notice on the LifeGuard packaging it is not safe for scaleless fish. I was wondering if that is also the case with ParasiteGuard? Maybe that's what did my cory in?

It is noteworthy that for my 29 gallon I used three tablets, and for my 65 gallon I am currently using 6 tablets of ParasiteGuard. I wonder if the dosage is so precise that using 3 tablets for my 29 gallon (with gravel and decorations considered) was enough of an overdose to kill the cory that showed no signs of illness or parasites. On the same note, is using only 6 tablets in my 65 gallon with decorations and gravel considered, not enough?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. Velvet is generally only affected by copper-based products. Parasite Guard would not have much effect on it. However, it is safe for scaleless fish and it is safe for corydoras catfish which DO have scales.

In regards to your dosing, it is best to not dose for the full amount of water as a tank will never have the full amount it can hold, due to the gravel, decor, etc, that displace some of it. In other words, your dosing for the 65 gallon was spot on, and the 29 gallon possibly a slight overdose. In general, the amount of displacement can be anywhere from 5-10 gallons of water, in most cases. Saltwater tanks with live rock, etc, may be more.

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can this be used with clown loaches, and if so are there any special directions.

How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Hi Jeff,

Thank you for contacting us. Yes, it can be used on clown loaches. You want to do a partial water change, and remove your carbon filter, but keep the filter system running. Make sure there is plenty of aeration as well.

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BREX
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do you have to take your filters out of you water filters when using the redemy solution?

i am using the tetra redemy tablets and i was wondering if i take the fliters out of the water filter so the the medicine spreads around more.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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When using Parasite Guard the carbon should be removed from the filter because carbon will pull the medication out of the water. Please leave the carbon out while treating to give the fish the benefit of the medication.
However, the filter should remain running. It will disperse the medication as you have suggested plus aerate the water and overall help in the health of the fish.
Once the treatment period has been completed. Return the carbon to the filter, and perform a 25% water change. The water change will also help remove the medication and improve general water quality.
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Tetra Parasite Guard

I'd like to know if Tetra Parasite Guard is exactly the same as Jungle Parasite Clear? I understand that Tetra had acquired Jungle Labs and hence Jungle Parasite Clear was discontinued and being "replaced" by Tetra Parasite Guard.

I also like to know if Tetra Parasite Guard is safe to be medicated for Freshwater Stingrays?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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It is the same product, yes. We're transitioning the Jungle Fizz Tabs over to the Tetra brand. As for stingrays, I'd be wary of suggesting use with these animals. Scaleless animals can react differently to medications. Contact our customer service department at 1-800-526-0650 if you need further help.
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I have a 5 gallon tank with 2 goldfish. All of my problems started when I had to buy a new tank for the fish. Within a day or two of putting them in it, they appeared to have severe fin rot, cloudy eyes, dark smudges on the tips of their fins, tails and faces, and there were a lot of white squigglies that are floating around, they occasionally appear to be pooping them out. The fish seem to be sensitive to light lately, and they don't have a great appetite. I checked the water and the Ph was way too high and I suspected these symptoms were bacterial or fungal infection all related to poor water quality. I replaced the water and had been treating them for a week with both Melafix and primafix which cleared up the fin rot and cloudy eyes, however, the smudges, white squiggly poo and odd behavior are still there. There was a slimy white fuzz all over everything in the tank at this point, the water was really cloudy. I have scrubbed the gravel and every thing in the tank with hot water and then did a complete water change with bottled spring water now. Since using the spring water, I have checked the water quality & it is fine. As soon as the water has sat for 24 hours with the filter running, I plan to put the fish back into the tank and want to start treatment.

After further research, I have found a few people suggest all of these symptoms may have been related to parasites.

Now that you know the history - what I'd like to know is 1) based on these symptoms and treatment so far, would you recommend to treat the tank using Parasite Guard for the smudges and white squiggly poo? 2) if so, what is the dose and duration of treatment for this? The package only says one tablet for 10 gallons, but I need to know how long to treat them.

Thank you in advance.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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Hello,

All of the symptoms sound like they are related to water quality and/or bacterial issues. The only test you mentioned was pH, and a high pH is what goldfish actually prefer. What about ammonia? With all of the water being new, you would have no beneficial bacteria to help break waste down, and ammonia could spike very fast. How large are these goldfish? Goldfish require 2-3 gallons of water per inch of body length (this does not include tail) so a 5 gallon is pretty small, and again, ammonia levels would elevate rapidly in brand new water.

The white squiqqly poo just means the fish are producing more urea than poo right now. Internal parasites would cause them to eliminate long completely clear strands, with no white or pinkish brown color to them at all.

When performing water changes, change no more than 1/3 of the water at a time, to allow good bacteria to develop and continue to live in the tank. For now, we recommend such a water change once a day, and the addition of aquarium salt at the rate of 1 tablespoon for the entire tank. We do not think the Parasite Guard is going to help you, but if you wish to dose it, you dose every other day until the fish are well. Be sure to remove your carbon, run your filter, and do water changes prior to each dose.

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BREX
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How many days or hours I need to leave the parasite guard or the ick guard in the acuarium before make a partial water change and put back the carbon?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Hello,

With Ick Guard, you will treat once a day until the fish are well. The carbon will stay out this entire time. Do a partial water change prior to each re-dose.

With Parasite Guard, treat once every other day, and follow the same procedures with the carbon and water changes.

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BREX
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Will this product kill squiggly 1/4" worms swimming in the water? How long will it take #it's not affecting the fish#? When can I put carbon back in?

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How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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The worms are different; the parasites this product kills would be in the fish. However, it may help rid the aquarium of them as well. You can put the carbon back in after 24 hours of the last treatment.
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What amount of active ingredients are contained within this product? Is this product effective in the treatment of digenean trematode encycted larvae

such as Black Spot disease?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Thank you for your interest in our product. The amount would be proprietary information.
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Dwarf Puffers - parasite guard

Hi,

I have an 8gal tank and two dwarf puffers. I suspect one of them may have internal parasites, Is this product safe to use on dwarf puffers? Can it do any harm in doing a course of treatment to be on the "safe side", does the food need to be soaked in the treatment?

Many Thanks
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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Hello there,

No, you would not soak the food in the treatment. Just dose the tank. Keep in mind you do not have a total of 8 gallons of water since the gravel, etc, displaces some. We would recommend one tablet. Dissolve it outside of the tank, and dose after you finish a water change.

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BREX
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What medicine should I use to treat Parasite in my Planted tank with cardinals and shrimps, without causing damage to plants and Shrimps.

the parasite is all over the body and fins of the fish and looks like a thin white thread.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Hi there,

That is a tough one. Parasite Guard would be okay with the plants, but I don't know of any medication that won't harm the shrimp. Can you remove the shrimp and place them in another area temporarily?

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I am using Parasite Guard on my Discus which I think has gill flukes.

Will the Parasite Guard kill the snails in my aquarium? They hide under the gravel and I am concerned I will have to remove them to avoid an ammonia spike from dead snails. Also, this is the second treatment for this discus and it doen't seem to be helping (the first was in a hospital tank)
Heavily planted 55 gallon tank, with 1 discus, 2 yoyo loaches, 5 neon tetras, 2 corys, 2 otos, 30 or so unwanted snails.

pH6.9, hardness, 11 degrees GH, temp 88, 50% water change before meds. Nitrite 0, Nitrate 2ppm, Phosphate, 3ppm
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Parasite Guard, in some cases, can be harmful to snails. Whenever possible, a hospital tank is recommended for the sick fish.
A second treatment is recommended. If after a second treatment, symtoms do not start to improve, you may need to seek a different medication. It could be a fungus or even severe parasites can require weeks of medication.
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Can Fungus Guard and Parasite Guard be used at the same time.

I was wondering if Fungus Guard and Parasite Guard can be used at the same time in the same tank?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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As long as there is proper filtration, it should not be a problem. I would recommend a 25% water change before & between treatments.
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My angelfish has no color during treatment-Is this normal?

Tetra Parasite Guard is working wonders on my angelfish, she is getting better except for her color. She has been grey since dose one, today would be dose four for internal parasites. Is this Parasite Guard thats causing loss of color?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Loss of color is generally due to stress. Make sure you are doing partial water changes along with the dosing to keep up on your water quality. Her color may come right back once she is well, and no longer being treated.

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How long before I see results?

I've dosed 3x (1/4 tablet each time) after water change. Checked water - ok. Puffer laying on bottom breathing heavy not eating. Wondering if I should be looking for another illness or wait?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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Do you have enough salt in the water for him? Most puffers are brackish. Sounds like a parasitic or water quality illness, but apparently it is not parasitic. If you have dosed every other day, for a total of three doses, we'd recommend changing the meds, trying something totally different, and adding salt.

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How long should I keep my ghost shrimp out of infected tank?

I have a ten gallon tank that is being treated with Parasite Guard, when will it be safe to put my ghost shrimp back into the main tank?

Also, I found some black worms living within the carbon filter. Any idea what those were? Definitely not snails and definitely not blood worms.
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Once your fish are well, do a partial water change and run fresh carbon for 24 hours, then it should be okay to put the shrimp back in.

If they are pretty small worms, there is a tiny fly that likes to hang around moist areas like showers, aquariums, etc, and they lay eggs in crevices. Try cleaning the filter out more often, like weekly, for now, to get rid of them. They won't harm the fish, but they are very annoying. Keep an eye out for a tiny, pale gray fly in the vicinity of the tank, almost looks like a moth.

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Tetra Lifegurad 2 nd Dose

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We had an orange creamsicle male Molly and some 9 days ago we noticed that at times it is getting vertical under the flow of the filter water current. We also noticed that there is mix of white and red (color of the food ) color dropping. Since the white color proportion was more and also he was getting vertical at times - we decided to treat him with Copper Safe and Marycin 2. Meanwhile we fed him peas and during these days the dropping color remained green. After 4 days we noticed some of the white dropping again so we thought of treating the tank along with this molly with Parasite Guard - thinking it to be Internal Parasite. With its use we saw that this molly became little bit better and also saw the color change in its dropping. We did not go for the 2nd dose thinking that all the rest fishes are doing OK and that we might overdose them. We did 25% of water change after 48 hours and have put back the carbon.
1 day later we saw our Gold Dust Molly not swimming properly and has white dropping. We increased the salt in the water and again put 2 tablets of PG. What we see that by the eve - Orange Molly who was doing better started sitting at the bottom of the tank. we took him out in hospital tank and treated with Marycin2 again. All others were still fine. But Orange Molly did not survive and we found him dead in the morning :(. When checked other Mollies -we found this Gold Dust hanging in one corner and after 5 min - sitting at the bottom. We tried tapping it - it swam over to the surface and got pulled up to Filter current. We quickly scooped him out and put in Hospital Tank where it died within 30 min.
Our other parameters were normal except for Alkalinity which was High.
Just wondering what went wrong? Should we have given the PG dosage one after the other?Or was there any overdose of PG because that was the only change we did to our Aquarium.
Can anyone help us so that we can try and save our other fishes :(
How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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The white droppings are actually urea, nothing bad. Internal parasites will make the droppings clear or a combination of clear and white, not white and pink. White and pink/red is urea and feces. Mollies like a high pH and high alkalinity. We would have recommended at least 2 or 3 doses of the PG to be sure he was well. You should go ahead and treat, as it sounds like you do have a parasitic or protozoal infection in the tank, and it will gradually work it's way through more fish.

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Would parasite guard kill tiny leeches?

I am keeping wild caught cories and I just found that there are many tiny little white thing hanging on their fins and barbels; I believe that they move and they are leeches. Will parasite guard effective in treating them? I am planning to put 7 tablets in 75 gallon tank to treat all cories. Would 3 doses (6 days) enough to kill leeches? Will parasite guard toxic to cories?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Yes, Parasite Guard may help with the leeches; however, they can be very, very difficult to eradicate, and it is sometimes required to have an organophospate, which is a very concentrated, serious chemical. You should definitely stay on top of the water quality, do a water change with vacuuming prior to each dose, treat every other day, and add aquarium salt to the tank as well. To our knowledge, Parasite Guard should not bother wild caught corys any more than it does captive bred ones. Treat every other day for 3 treatments then once a week for three more weeks.

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