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Chloroquine: A "New" Drug for Treating Fish Diseases

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Aquarium Fish: Chloroquine: A "New" Drug for Treating Fish Diseases — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog
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While not a panacea or miracle drug, chloroquine is experiencing resurgence in popularity for use in fish-only aquariums and quarantine systems to treat a variety of problems ranging from Cryptocaryon to Aiptasia anemone infestations. Chloroquine remains active in aquariums for many weeks, seems to have low toxicity to fish and may be removed using activated carbon. In critical applications, treatment levels can be measured with a UV spectrophotometer, and the dose adjusted accordingly.

An interesting read, after seeing it mentioned by someone with white spot on facebook.

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For aiptasia infestations ay? Is it lethal to corals and inverts then?
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Yes, for fish only and QT only I'm afraid.

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Quote from: Mike on Today at  2:37:27 pm
For aiptasia infestations ay? Is it lethal to corals and inverts then?

You just keep injecting them with Vinegar  :grin: I tried it as a piece of LR I had in my QT was hiding one that had a stem about 3/4" in girth. Zapped it with vinegar and it basically bubbled and disintegrated  8D

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I've injected more than that into them,

Safe things to inject into Aiptasia Anemones & Majanos

It's not a case of what kills them, I'm out numbered at this point, there's literally hundreds.
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The day someone comes up with  a reef safe 100% cure for WS they will be able to retire overnight as there will be a massive cue lining up to buy it

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I've been reading a lot more about this over the last couple of weeks.  It seems it is now THE recommended QT treatment by Bob Fenner/Wet Web Media for whitespot/ich, Velvet and Brook, and is considered likely to kill a lot of other parasites too.  I think I will be going with this and a dewormer in my QT routine.

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Paludrine/Avloclor Antimalarial Travel Pack 112 Tablets | LloydsPharmacy
This is for 112 tablets, and will be £18.45 delivered

[EDIT]Oops!  I screwed up.  This is two types of tablets in one pack (I assumed it was just two names for the same drug).  It does have Avloclor tablets in it, but only a few.  It's mostly the Paludrine, which is not what you want.  You can buy just Avloclor though.  I found this:
Avloclor (chloroquine phosphate) 250mg
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Also, it doesn't kill filtration bacteria, so you can throw in a bit of liverock to a QT and it won't kill the rock - instant filter too.

For the dewormer, that would kill the worms in the rock, but I will seed a sponge and do the deworming at the end (removing the liverock).

I might be buying some fish in the next couple of days  8D

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It appears to be for the prevention of malaria. How would we calculate how much to use in a QT situation?
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I found a good summary here:
Quarantine - KM Associates Intl
I've bought Sera Tremazol to worm the fish (instead of Prazi Pro or other US products that get mentioned a lot in other forums)
Sera* Tremazol Professional 25ml 100ml*Tape Worms & Flukes Aquarium Treatment | eBay
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It appears to be for the prevention of malaria. How would we calculate how much to use in a QT situation?
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Avloclor is described as 155ml base Chloroquine per tablet. At 10mg/litre level, you should assume 1 tab per 15 litres.

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Avloclor is described as 155ml base Chloroquine per tablet. At 10mg/litre level, you should assume 1 tab per 15 litres.
Phew!  That saves me some maths  :lol:

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@Debbiem have a read of this thread

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