We talk of them often,and it didn't dawn on me until recently that noone's ever done it in a tip of the month.
Having these things in an emergency situation can save a goldfish for sure.Here are some of the things in my kit.
Dev's Emergency Kit
*Test Strips--I use mainly the drop test kits,but I always keep these on hand for quick readings
*Salt- one of the safest and "Must Have's" in your Home
*Epsom Salt--good when treating for Dropsy
*Medicated food-I use Medi-Gold from Goldfish Connection---One "must have" product for sure.Good for treating new fish and sick fish
*Maracyn,and Maracyn II-These cover both Gram Negative & Gram Positive Bacteria,and a good all around Med
*Hydrogen Peroxide/Neosporin-Good for swabbing Ulcer's,injuries
Tweezer's(Anything from picking off lice-to Rock's stuck in goldfish mouth)
*Jungle Fungus Eliminator--------- Jungle Parasite Clear------------- These cover Fungus/Columnaris/Parasites/Bacterial,etc.
*Prazi--More fish than you realize come with flukes.All new fish of mine get treated and put in Quarrantine with this and salt.
*Carbon-good for taking meds out of water
Cure Ick/Rid Ick for fish that can't take salt
These are my basic's. I have other things in there also,but these seem to be the most used things.
I try not to keep too many meds because of expirations and such,and I usually stick to the main meds that I know usually work. Along with this,I have another part of my emergency kit that includes
*Impeller's for a couple different sizes of filter's(Learned that the hard way)
*Extra airstones & Bubble Wands to use when treating with Meds
Aquarium Sealant (Everyone should keep it around)
*PP-Pottassium Permanganate (PP)
Use: PP is affective against most pathogenic bacteria, flukes, columnaris, bacterial gill disease, fungus, most bacteria on body and fins. PP is also great for disinfecting plants/Tanks & equipment.
*An extra Power Strip
*A Breeder's net,and a plastic floating basket to seperate a fish if injured or floating into the filter's
* Filter media/Bio balls,etc -in case I need to start up a new tank
I'm probably forgetting a few things here,but these are good basic's that have saved me a few times-for sure!! Fish