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  1. I have always wondered how to hold fishes safely for an antibiotic bath. Now this is a really informative thread.
  2. I won't get fish flox here, but the main ingredient, Ciprofloxacin, as tablets. Similarly, the others as well. from GP by prescription or over the counter meds? The pharmacist is my friend. So over-the-counter without a prescription.
  3. Thanks, Helen. I do not get exactly the same products here. But since my research yielded that fishes can be treated with these antibiotics, that someone has tested them on fishes, determining the dosing, gives me a clue about antibiotic treatment. I won't get fish flox here, but the main ingredient, Ciprofloxacin, as tablets. Similarly, the others as well. So I was curious if I could treat my diseased fish with the main ingredient as mentioned in the Fish-Flox-like products. Do you recommend this course of treatment, when traditional methods have failed?
  4. I just found some antibiotics for fishes that are sold over-the-counter, and use Amoxycillin, Ciprofloxacin and other ingredients for treatment of ornamental fish. For example, the Fish Flox product recommends its use as, Fish Flox Forte Ciprofloxacin (500mg) is a synthetic broad spectrum antibiotic that is effective against gram-negative and some gram-positive bacterial pathogens of fish, e.g. aeromonads, flexibacteria, vibrios. Use for: Columnaris infections (Fin Rot, Saddleback, and Black Patch Necrosis Syndromes), Freshwater and Saltwater Furuncolosis (skin ulcers, systemic disease). Because it inhibits unique target enzymes needed for bacterial replication and DNA repair, it may be effective against bacteria unresponsive to other antibiotics. Dosage & Administration:Pre-dissolve one tablet (500 mg) per 2 gallons of water in a small amount of water prior to adding to a hospital tank. Immerse for one hour. Repeat every day for 5-7 days with daily water changes after each treatment. I have no idea if these types of treatments would work if I tried them. Do you have any experience with this product, or rather this method of dosing? http://www.fishmoxfishflex.com/index.php/fish-antibiotics.html
  5. Gee, great advice! And I have been waiting a week for my driftwood to sink! Thanks so much!
  6. Have you added the zinc powder if that is mentioned in the instructions? Just asking.
  7. If I am not wrong, this looks like somewhere between 5-10 ppm. I also had similar confusions with my Prodac test kit years ago, until I went to my college lab and found my assumptions correct. By your second picture, I'd be 95% sure that it's around 6-7 ppm. But do not bank on me for that. Please wait until someone more experienced chimes in.
  8. Thank you. Okay, I'll be filling out the form. Yes, John is bloated too. Another fish as well. Not sure if they are eggs or infection, but I'm more propensed to think it's an infection. So I have started medicating one oranda straight away. But they're not showing symptoms of bottom sitting or reluctance towards eating. But usually when they do show it, it's too late to treat. That is why I'm in a big quandary if what I'm doing is right, or just harming them.
  9. Thank you for your concern. I fed some Cipro food to a fish that was quite bloated, until it's too late. I made the food by dissolving a 500mg Cipro tablet in some water, soaking some food pellets in it, and drying them off. Feeling too tensed. Let's wait for the results. I do not know if I should feed the medicated food to John, too.
  10. An autopsy revealed no presence of eggs, but the whole gut was infected, starting from the mouth. Do you think I should start medicating other fishes in the tank who are showing signs of bloating? Like John, in my previous thread, even if the non-eating symptoms aren't immediately obvious? Should I start a gram negative antibiotic like Ciprofloxacin? I have some Ciprofloxacin medicated fish food at my disposal.
  11. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I am quarantining him now, and putting him in Epsom salt. I have access to any antibiotic you'd suggest. Let's just observe for a bit. I would have Metronidazole powder plus a gram negative antibiotic such as Kanaplex or Triple Sulfa on hand. Great advice! I'll keep you updated. For now, he'll be in quarantine, and I'll notify you of any change that I might notice tomorrow morning, and go to the antibiotics from there. =)
  12. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I am quarantining him now, and putting him in Epsom salt. I have access to any antibiotic you'd suggest.
  13. This is one great analysis. So detailed! Thank you so much, Tea!
  14. No pineconing till now. About the vent, I'll try taking a picture and upload it alright?
  15. A few days ago, I had to post a similar thread about John. Sorry for posting another one similar to that, but this has me worried since today morning. Today, something has worried me. Since yesterday, this Oranda hasn't shown much interest in food, also sitting at the bottom 50% of the time like you see in the video. His belly is swelling. I'm not sure this is eggs or infection. A male fish chased him along a few days ago. I lightly pressed his belly, and it is normal. Not too hard, not too soft and mushy. I'm so tensed about him. If you think he is normally egg bound, I'll start taking appropriate care of him. If you think this is infection, I'll start medicating him right now. Please advise.
  16. Thank you for your comforting words. Hehehe! Thanks a lot. Such a sweet comment! Aww, thanks so much!
  17. You're most welcome! I should be thanking you for your wonderful comment! Thanks a lot! Yay for you! Thanks so much! Do post a thread when you have finished making it.
  18. That is the problem. The illness was so latent. He was jumping around, he ate, and the next hour, he died. This is the tragedy. I wish fish grimaced so we could know something was ailing them.
  19. Right, right. That takes away some weight off my shoulders! Thanks a bunch!
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