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05-22-2013, 03:55 AM #1
need a recommendation on a good quality, readily available internal antibiotic
so, my swollen betta is doing worse. he barely passes the white junk out of himself and his belly near the anal area is getting red. i think there is an infection that has presented as a complication with the parasite infestation. this is likely preventing him from passing the remains of the infestation. he doesn't pass anything after getting peas every other day and he has epsom salts in his tank. he is still alert and swimming. it is very unlikely it is dropsy - so please don't introduce that commentary haha. no pineconing, localized, and been ongoing too long - he'd be dead by now.
so, after finishing his second prazi treatment tomorrow, i'd like to wait a day and then give him the antibiotic tout de suite! i am not going to have time to order something online, so anything i could find at a decent LFS or even better, petsmart, would be appreciated!
Last edited by xdanxnjx; 05-22-2013 at 03:57 AM.20gal heavily planted: 15 glolight tetra, 5 neon tetra, 5 otocinclus
10gal barebottom QT: Empty
05-22-2013, 04:38 AM #2
Either PraziPro or Metro+ would be your best bet. From what I've read both are good treatment options, if you can't find those you should be able to find API General Cure which contains metronidazole (what is found in Metro+) and Praziquantel (what is found in PraziPro) fairly easy. I know in my area both the LFS and Petco carry the API General Cure.20 gallon tall: empty
29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
10 gallon QT: empty
05-22-2013, 04:18 PM #3
05-22-2013, 04:24 PM #4
030 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies, mystery & nerite snails
15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco, mystery & nerite snails
90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, mystery snails
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05-22-2013, 04:43 PM #5
i'm already using general cure on him.
is there a stronger antibiotic besides metronidazole (which is also called flagyl, for mammals, including humans!) out there that people use on fish? obviously i could google this and get a million answers - but just looking for something anyone experienced on here knows firsthand.
this would be my last option before myself, or with the help of a vet student i know, aspirating his abdomen to try and save him.
either that or making him comfortable and letting nature take its course.20gal heavily planted: 15 glolight tetra, 5 neon tetra, 5 otocinclus
10gal barebottom QT: Empty
05-22-2013, 05:49 PM #6
Sometimes you can use meds on fish that arent ment for fish, but usong a human antibiotic on a fish seems bad to me. I know some doses can be quite strong and an od of antibiotics can kill your fish or make them immune.....KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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