What's in your fish medicine cabinet?

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beblondie

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Things you should consider having on hand.Do you need all this stuff?Nope but you really should have some of them on hand.Emergencies rarely happen when you can easily get to the store-Anne

HARDWARE
10-20 gallon aquarium for quarantine /hospital use
spare heater (these never break when stores are open)
spare filter (these never break when stores are open)
Prime or Amquel
Activated Carbon (to remove medications after treatment)

DISEASE BOOKS
You really should have at least one in your fish library
below are my favorites
Diseases of Aquarium Fish /Goldstein
A Commonsense Guide To Fish Health/Terry Fairfield/BARRONS
Manual of Fish health/Anderews,Exell & Carrington
Handbook of Fish Disease/Untergasser

MEDICATIONS
You really should have a couple of these on hand and in
fact you my find some in your medicine chest

Topical applications
Mercurochrome 2% stock solution apply with cotton swab every other day
Polysporin (ointment)
Neosporin (ointment)

ANTIBIOTICS
Keep at least one on hand.dissolve in a small cup of tank water before
adding to the tank.
Maracyn-1
maracyn-2
Formalin
Oxytetracyline
Erythromycin
Triple Sulfa
Minocycline
furan 2
melafix (best used as a preventitive not a cure)
pimafix (best used as a preventitive not a cure)

PARASITE MEDICATION
parasite guard
parasite cure
Prazi pro
Formalin
Metronidazole (Flagyl)
Garlic (Allium satiuum) has a naturaly occuring antiheminithic (deworming)
property experimental data indicate that garlic can effectively control
internal nemotodes(worms).Dose 0.1% grated garlic per weight of food.

USES FOR SALT
Salt (rock, mineral,or Sea salt used as dips,general tonic and ICH treatment
Salt (table) mixed into a paste with warm vinegar used for removing hardwater
calcium bulidup on equipment.

ANAESTHESIA
Eugenol (clove oil)10 drops per litre (dissolve first in a small quanity of
warm water
Ethyl alcohol (vodka)Place fish in enough waterto be upright add alcohol until
fish becomes lethargic and unsteady.
Asprin one 50mg tablet per 10 gallons.educes stress and shock on newly transported fish
(monitor pH) not recommended for pH sensitve fish.

EMERGENCY TREATMENTS
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% Add 25ml per 100 litres of water (one time treatment only)
H203 releases a molecule of O2 into the water colum increasing the dissolved O2
immediately.This is meant for a quick fix to buy time for you to fix the cause
of low O2

PLANT DISENFECTANTS
Alum-dissolve heaping spoonful in a litre of water soak plants for 5 minutes
remove and rinse well

EQUIPMENT DISENFECTANTS
Hydrogen Peroxide 30% (disenfectant) DO NOT USE IN AQUARIA WITH FISH OR PLANTS
5oml per 100 litres of water.Empty filter of media and use it as a pump run for 3 days
Bleach 8tsps per gallon for 24 hrs
Isopropyl alcohol (rubbibg alcohol) 70% strength disenfecting tanks and equipment-Anne
 

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Anne - Gr8 thread, how about we stick and copy this for the diease and health forum too?
 

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Sorry Anne, you must help all fish, not just bichirs!:D

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beblondie

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bichirs rule most other fish drool
 

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beblondie;1613567; said:
Things you should consider having on hand.Do you need all this stuff?Nope but you really should have some of them on hand.Emergencies rarely happen when you can easily get to the store-Anne

HARDWARE
10-20 gallon aquarium for quarantine /hospital use
spare heater (these never break when stores are open)
spare filter (these never break when stores are open)
Prime or Amquel
Activated Carbon (to remove medications after treatment)

DISEASE BOOKS
You really should have at least one in your fish library
below are my favorites
Diseases of Aquarium Fish /Goldstein
A Commonsense Guide To Fish Health/Terry Fairfield/BARRONS
Manual of Fish health/Anderews,Exell & Carrington
Handbook of Fish Disease/Untergasser

MEDICATIONS
You really should have a couple of these on hand and in
fact you my find some in your medicine chest

Topical applications
Mercurochrome 2% stock solution apply with cotton swab every other day
Polysporin (ointment)
Neosporin (ointment)

ANTIBIOTICS
Keep at least one on hand.dissolve in a small cup of tank water before
adding to the tank.
Maracyn-1
maracyn-2
Formalin
Oxytetracyline
Erythromycin
Triple Sulfa
Minocycline
furan 2
melafix (best used as a preventitive not a cure)
pimafix (best used as a preventitive not a cure)

PARASITE MEDICATION
parasite guard
parasite cure
Prazi pro
Formalin
Metronidazole (Flagyl)
Garlic (Allium satiuum) has a naturaly occuring antiheminithic (deworming)
property experimental data indicate that garlic can effectively control
internal nemotodes(worms).Dose 0.1% grated garlic per weight of food.

USES FOR SALT
Salt (rock, mineral,or Sea salt used as dips,general tonic and ICH treatment
Salt (table) mixed into a paste with warm vinegar used for removing hardwater
calcium bulidup on equipment.

ANAESTHESIA
Eugenol (clove oil)10 drops per litre (dissolve first in a small quanity of
warm water
Ethyl alcohol (vodka)Place fish in enough waterto be upright add alcohol until
fish becomes lethargic and unsteady.
Asprin one 50mg tablet per 10 gallons.educes stress and shock on newly transported fish
(monitor pH) not recommended for pH sensitve fish.

EMERGENCY TREATMENTS
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% Add 25ml per 100 litres of water (one time treatment only)
H203 releases a molecule of O2 into the water colum increasing the dissolved O2
immediately.This is meant for a quick fix to buy time for you to fix the cause
of low O2

PLANT DISENFECTANTS
Alum-dissolve heaping spoonful in a litre of water soak plants for 5 minutes
remove and rinse well

EQUIPMENT DISENFECTANTS
Hydrogen Peroxide 30% (disenfectant) DO NOT USE IN AQUARIA WITH FISH OR PLANTS
5oml per 100 litres of water.Empty filter of media and use it as a pump run for 3 days
Bleach 8tsps per gallon for 24 hrs
Isopropyl alcohol (rubbibg alcohol) 70% strength disenfecting tanks and equipment-Anne

not a bad start....... i am not sure what would fit in a 20 gallon hospital tank except baby bichirs ....:ROFL::ROFL:

only serious omissions i see are melafix and pimafix used together they are a good combo and easy on the fish.

also a few gallons of stress coat is handy for new fish or stressed fish.....also easy on the fish.

tbc..........
 

beblondie

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i am not sure what would fit in a 20 gallon hospital tank except baby bichirs adult upper jaw bichirs remember they are there temporaryly

stress coat works by irratating the skin,a healthy fish will replace missing slimecoat in roughly 24 hours

melafix and pimafix are best used as a mild antibacterial preventitive do not depend on it to cure a established infection
 
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