Medications to keep on hand

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  1. jeff williams

    jeff williams Well-Known Member

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    The benefit to gc is it will treat internal parasites also. As a prophylactic treatment you cover 2 things with one Med combined but as brew12 said its a preference. Also gc is a lower dose of praziquantel than prazipro.
     

  2. Swimmingdork

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    Thank you for the responses. I will just go ahead and buy both Prazipro and GC to have them on hand.
     
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    Are there any broad spectrum antibiotics that reef safe?
     
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    another great thread book marked.
     
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    Interesting... Carl also sells API products in bulk: http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/AquariumPharmaceuticalsAPI.html

    If you look at his price for the "BULK CANISTER" of General Cure and Furan-2, it saves over 50% from having to buy the packets.
     
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    What’s the shelf life of GC ?
     
  8. Humblefish

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    I have a box I bought 2-3 years ago which expires Oct 2018.
     
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  9. PGT253

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    What can I do to help to provide temporary relief for gill infection? My fish has been in QT for 7 days constantly flashing at the head/gill area. I've dosed GC 3 days ago and done 5 min FW/75 min Acriflavine bath but the flashing doesn't seem to cease. I'm now ramping up on CopperPower and targeting 1.5ppm in 10 days.
     
  10. Humblefish

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    Gill infection or gill flukes? Do the gills look red/inflamed? If so, I would double check your ammonia level as redness around the gills is a sign of ammonia burn.
     
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    Thank you. I meant to say either ich or flukes have invaded and attacked the gills. Their gills don't look red but I bet they're are super irritated because they keep flashing the gill area all day for the past couple days. I checked ammonia and it was 0, also I have the ammonia alert badge staying yellow all time.
     
  12. Humblefish

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    When you did the FW dip did you see any white sesame looking things drop off/out of the fish? Trying to figure out if there are flukes or parasites afflicting their gills.
     
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    I did not see anything came off after the dip. A little background about my QT, I have 3 fish in this QT for 3 weeks and I've already done 2 rounds a GC. Sometimes I noticed one wrasse still yawned/flashed occasionally so my guess was either prazi-resistant flukes/ich in the gill. Then last week I added 2 more fish, both of them started to flashing continuously shortly after arrivals. 3 days ago, I gave them (the two new fish) a FW dip/Acriflavine bath and started another round of GC to make sure the new fish were treated for flukes but the flashing never stopped. Today I gave them (again, the new fish) another FW dip/Acriflavine bath then started ramping up CopperPower.​
     
  14. Humblefish

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    I think ramping up Copper Power is wise, because this sounds more like a parasite (e.g. ich, velvet) in the gills.

    Other than treating with copper for 30 days, there's not much else you can do.
     
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    Thank you, that's my plan. Btw, at what point do you think I should add antibiotic? I do see ragged/tattered fins on couple of fish but they're small tears. I do have the "trifecta" on hands.
     
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    Can you post pics so we can see how bad the tattered fins are?
     
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    I've added a couple photos of the tattered fins I was talking about earlier. Sorry for the blurry pictures, I dont set up a light for the QT, only rely on ambient light from windows.
     
  18. Humblefish

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    @PGT253 I would dose an antibiotic; you have some options here:
    1. Kanaplex
    2. One of the Sulfa drugs e.g. API Triple Sulfa, Seachem Sulfaplex
    3. Erythromycin
     
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    Thank you, I'll start on Kanaplex. I was adding Metroplex + Kanaplex with Focus to food and was to start feeding the mix to my fish, should I stop that and go for dosing in the water route?
     
  20. Humblefish

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    Do both
     
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