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Can Kanaplex cause infertility in Livebearers?

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#1 krittrsfish


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:13 PM

Has anyone used Kanaplex with their livebearers? I had a couple of showa/sanke koi swordtails waste away a while back, and I panicked and treated nearly all of my livebearers with Kanaplex after reading about mysterious livebearer wasting diseases. That was several months ago, and while my fish are fat and healthy, I have yet to see a single fry born from any of the fish I treated, with the exception of a koi swordtail who was pregnant at the time of treatment. Can Kanaplex cause infertility? I treated as instructed on the bottle, every other day for 3 treatments.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:34 PM

I've not used Kanaplex in my fish room, so I did a Google search for some information on this medication.


Here are a few of the websites I found:












I didn't find a lot of information about Kanaplex and infertility, although there was more information on treatment of wasting away, mostly without success.


I hope you are able to determine the best way to proceed.


Best fishes,


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

Thanks, Leslie, fantastic information. I'd read some of that info other places before, but some was brand new for me. Really helpful. I'll be ordering a copy of that book recommended on the aquariumadvice site.


The good news is that I have not lost a fish to mysterious skinniness since I treated - so it seems that whatever was causing it in my case has been taken care of. I am also now much more diligent about dipping my hands and equipment between tanks, and quarantine for new fish.

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