Ivermectin

Ivermectin is another dewormer in the same class as Levamisole and Fenbendazole. A single dose can remain active in the fish body for 30-60 days. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid accidental overdosing fish. Effective against: nematodes, trematodes, gill flukes, flatworms, roundworms, liver flukes, skin flukes, schistosoma, hookworm, pinworm. Dosage: Dose 1 drop per… Continue reading Ivermectin

What is the Best Diet for Guppies, Endlers and Other Livebearers?

All livebearers are considered omnivore species, which need a variety of proteins and plant matter in their staple diet. In the wild they would eat insects, insect larvae, copepods, shrimp, algae, plant leaves, etc. They really are opportunistic eaters. In an aquarium I like to offer different foods to keep the overall diet varied. There… Continue reading What is the Best Diet for Guppies, Endlers and Other Livebearers?

Filtration Basics

Have you ever thought about what a filter does in an aquarium?  Everyone knows that a filter is required to maintain a healthy tank, but just how does it work? Have you considered the roll in maintaining healthy fish proper filtration plays? There are different forms of filtration everyone must consider; then decide what will… Continue reading Filtration Basics

Nitrofurazone Powder

Nitrofurazone is the active ingredient in Furan 2.  It is an antibiotic that may have anti-protozoan properties.  Can be used as a preventative as well as to treat disease. Effective against Columnaris, Flexibacter, Black Molly Disease (Flavobacterium columnaris), Bacterial Gill Disease, Aeromonas, Excess Body Slime, Cloudy Eye, Streptococcus, Furunculosis, Fin and Tail Rot, Marine external… Continue reading Nitrofurazone Powder

Praziquantel Powder

Praziquantel Powder is a highly effective medication when treating flukes and flatworms in both freshwater and saltwater environments.  Can safely be used on sharks.  Praziquantel is safer than most other anti-parasitic medications. 10 grams will treat 950 gallons. Non-toxic to live plants Does not affect nitrifying bacteria Safe to use with fish fry that are… Continue reading Praziquantel Powder

Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride

Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride Powder is a popular antibiotic due to its ability to treat both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.  It is commonly used to kill marine ulcer disease, mouth fungus, cold water disease and bacterial hemorrhagic septicimea making it a good all around antibiotic. Treats: Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, such as marine ulcer disease, cold water… Continue reading Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride

Oxolinic Acid

Oxolinic acid is a hard to find antibacterial medication.  It is known as a last chance treatment as it often provides results when other, more common treatments have failed.  Effective Against:  Known to be highly effective against resistant aerosomas and bacterial hemorraghic septecemia which both tend to be deadly if not treated early.  Also, effective… Continue reading Oxolinic Acid