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06-14-2009, 02:55 PM
My goldfish is suffering from red pest and tail rot.
I need to give it a antibiotic bath. I need to know how to do that, how long to keep the fish in the bath and if I need to make a fresh batch of the antibiotic bath daily for the length of the treatment.

Little Embers
06-15-2009, 07:26 AM
I don't know if this helps you any suren, doesn't mention baths but does have info. on how to treat it if it is still in the early stages, but it doesn't sound very hopeful once it has progressed.


Good Luck!

06-15-2009, 09:21 AM
how big is the tank for the goldfish?
fin rot is caused by poor water quality

06-15-2009, 12:12 PM
If you are sure that it is red pest you should feed food with antibiotics like tetracycline. An antibiotic bath will not help red pest.

If it is fin rot you should treat with Melafix.

Do you have any pics??? Or maybe a better decription of the ailment??? Also please include details of the tank, and test your water, please post results.