Tetracycline was very popular antibiotic in the early days of the aquarium hobby. It was once thought of as a miracle cure as it worked on a wide variety of bacterial ailments and some fungal issues. However, due to using when disease wasn’t present, resistance easily built to the point it stopped being effective and… Continue reading Tetracycline
Category: Bacteria Ailments
TMP Sulfa Powder
TMP Sulfa is a mix of Trimethoprim and Sulfathiazole Sodium. This combination is great at reducing the buildup of resistance. Treats a variety of bacterial infections, both gram positive and gram negative by blocking two steps in the biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins essential to bacteria. Treatment: 1/4 teaspoon (240 mg) per 10 gallons… Continue reading TMP Sulfa Powder
Fin Damage – Is it Fin Rot?
There has been a significant increase in questions recently regarding fin rot. About 95% of the time, if not more, it is not rot. So, how to you know what is going on with your fish or what to do next? First and foremost need to determine what type of fin damage exists. Does the… Continue reading Fin Damage – Is it Fin Rot?
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
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 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
Neomycin Sulfate Powder
Neomycin Sulfate Powder is a second generation antibiotic that targets pseudomonas, tuberculosis, and other gram negative bacteria in both freshwater and saltwater environments. Treatment: Dose 1/4 teaspoon per 10 gallon daily with a 25% water change. Continue daily treatments for 10 days for most bacterial ailments. Do not prematurely stop as this is how medications… Continue reading Neomycin Sulfate Powder
Metronidazole powder is an antibiotic (for anaerobic bacteria) and anti-protozoa medication used to treat a wide range of conditions internally and externally in fish. Metronidazole has been shown to be highly effective against internal and external flagellates. It is also effective against protozoan parasites such as Cryptocaryon in marine aquaria or against Hexamita and Ichthyophthirius.… Continue reading Metronidazole Powder
Kanamycin Sulfate is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is bacteriocidal for many bacterial strains and is useful in controlling many bacterial infections, including Aeromonas, Vibrio, Flexibacter and Mycobacteria in both freshwater and saltwater environments. It is also referred to as a super drug when combined with Nitrofurazone and/or Metronidazole as the synergistic properties between these… Continue reading Kanamycin Sulfate
General Trio Powder
General Trio Powder is a blend of kanamycin, metronidazole and nitrofurazone. This combination is known as a “super cure” as it covers a wide spectrum of ground. This triple hitting medication is an excellent treatment option when you are unsure what is ailing your fish. The individual medications in this mix are: Kanamycin Sulfate is… Continue reading General Trio Powder