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Blue Planet Fluke and Tapeworm Tablets

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Blue Planet Fluke & Tapeworm Tablets is a treatment for flukes and tapeworms in ornamental fish. Blue Planet Fluke & Tapeworm Tablets have been developed specifically for in water medication of fresh and saltwater fish. The tablets have been specifically formulated with inert excipients to prevent pollution of aquariums. The tablets dissolve rapidly, releasing 95% of the active (praziquantel) within 10 minutes.

Praziquantel has been known to effectively control flukes and tapeworm in ornamental fish for a number of years. However, the only products available were formulated for treatment of tapeworm in Dogs (Droncit, 50mg Praziquantel) and posed problems with polluting excipients and high cost of treatment when used in aquariums.

FLUKES (Monogenetic trematodes) are common parasites of freshwater and marine fishes. Many hundred species are known, the most common groups being, Dactylogyrids (parasitising gills) and Gyrodactylids (parasitising gills, skin and fins). Dactylogyrids known as Gill Flukes, commonly infest all species of ornamental fish, particularly Livebearers, Goldfish, Discus and Angelfish. Gyrodactylids also frequently infest all species of ornamental fish. Fish infested with Gill Fluke show signs of respiratory distress, rapid gill movement, hanging at the surface etc. Fish with Fluke infestation of skin and fins exhibit signs similar to external protozoal infestations such as small red spots on skins and fins and scraping on objects in the aquarium to relieve irritations. Emaciation, inactivity and colour changes occur in chronic sufferers. Flukes can sometimes be seen with the naked eye as tiny pale worms 0.1 to 2mm in length, identification of the particular species is not important as treatment is the same for all flukes.

TAPEWORMS (cestodes) are most common in newly imported fish or wild-caught fish. When present, they are found in the intestines, attached to the intestinal wall by means of a scolex, a head-like structure with suckers. Signs of infestation include enlarged abdomen, and ill thrift.

Blue Planet Fluke & Tapeworm Tablets offer the Aquarist an effective, low cost treatment for all fresh and saltwater fishes. 

* Use with caution when treating aquarium containing Snails or Catfish (Corydoras spp.). If adverse effects occur, discontinue treatment and change 50% of aquarium water.
* Remove activated carbon from filtration system and slow flow rate to sub-gravel filtration for duration of treatment. 
* Pre-dissolve tablets in a disposable cup before addition to the aquarium water.

NOTE: A small residue of cellulose will be evident after dissolving tablets; this residue is harmless to fish.

25 tablet pack
100 tablet pack

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews


This product worked for me

My majestic angel, the blue tang and a few other fishes were having issues with eye fluke and some white spots on their body, I firstly treated them with tri-sulfa from Blue Planet (two times duly following dosage and instr. as per package) and completed the job with one treatment of fluke and tapeworm who took care of the fluke. So good stuff

Good for parasites & routine treatment

Praziquantel is one of the most effective treatments available for monogeneans and other parasites, however you will need to do 4-6 rounds, in order for most effective treatment due to the life cycle of most parasites. That being said, I find it much more effective to dose as per the instructions, but instead continue the process 4-6 times so I'm dosing the prazi once weekly then allowing remaining parasites to become susceptible before dosing again. Use with caution on invertebrates and scaleless fish- make sure to do your research prior to application. I really like the ease of application, as they are easily dissolved prior to adding (there's always a lot of cellulose residue) however for larger tanks and ponds, it's really not cost-effective.