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Someone help me identify these critters. Im not positive but think that they came from smelt I caught from the columbia river. They are flat in appearance and cling on the the piranhas body.


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Thanks for the quick responce. Hopefully this will help others with the same problem. I feed all my Piranhas smelt however this parasite only lives in the ternetzi tank. I have not found any in the caribe or natt tanks.
 

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Could be 1 of 2 things, your pirana might have already been infected or one of your feeder smelt was infected and introduced it to that one tank.

That's what I meant about not using wild caught fish to feed piranas. If you insist on doing it, at least quarantine and med treat the feeders before giving them to your piranas.
 

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hastatus said:
Could be 1 of 2 things, your pirana might have already been infected or one of your feeder smelt was infected and introduced it to that one tank.

That's what I meant about not using wild caught fish to feed piranas. If you insist on doing it, at least quarantine and med treat the feeders before giving them to your piranas.
I second that
 
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