Kanaplex usage up to 3 doses

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My seahorse is suffering from snout rot and I've been using Kanaplex to heal her. It says up to 3 doses and I hit that 3rd dose yesterday. Can I repeat a 4th, and possibly a 5th dose if need be? Do I need to change the water out if I can do the 4th dose?
 

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I don't have seahorses but with fish, we treat for 7-10 days and do water changes per the label instructions. If no improvement after that time, then a different antibiotics is likely needed.
 
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I don't have seahorses but with fish, we treat for 7-10 days and do water changes per the label instructions. If no improvement after that time, then a different antibiotics is likely needed.
Okay, good to know. do u do the doses every other day for 10 days or do the first 3 doses and then just let them sit for 7-10 without doing a water change. (Just trying to do this properly)
 
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Okay, good to know. do u do the doses every other day for 10 days or do the first 3 doses and then just let them sit for 7-10 without doing a water change. (Just trying to do this properly)

You want to follow instructions for the med but just extend the # of days.

The reason for re-dosing and water changes is because antibiotics break down quickly. It looks like the instructions say every other day so I would continue with that. It is likely not going to remain active for a full 7-10 days without redosing.

On seachems site it says: No special considerations - time your water change to an hour or so before your dose of KanaPlex™ - so it seems you can carry out water changes per normal. Obiously you want to keep the water pristine since you are fighting and infection, more so with a sea horse.
 
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