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: Fin & Tail Rot
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
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
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
General Antibiotic Cure
General Antibiotic Cure is a blend of pure erythromycin and pure doxycycline hyclate. No fillers to interfere with treatment. This combination has shown to be more effective than using each drug on its own. Erythromycin is a common antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial ailments. Non-toxic to invertebrates. Doxycycline Hyclate is a broad… Continue reading General Antibiotic Cure
A 50 gram jar of Erythromycin is the equivalent of 200 packets commonly available in the fish hobby. Save by purchasing in bulk! Erythromycin is a common antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial ailments. Non-toxic to invertebrates. Common behavioral changes that indicate a bacterial infection include clamped fins, swollen eyes, gills held open,… Continue reading Erythromycin Powder
Doxycycline Hyclate Powder is a broad spectrum antibiotic derived from oxytetracycline. Effective against both gram positive and gram negative bacterial ailments, such as Fin & Tail Rot, Septicemia and Mouth Rot. It can also be used concurrently with Erythromycin to treat some forms of Columnaris. Unlike tetracycline and oxytetracycline, Doxycycline Hyclate is unaffected by pH… Continue reading Doxycycline Hyclate