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Has Anyone Tried These On Goldfish?


Abrya

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Hi guys,

Poor Fishlips looks like she has a bacterial infection.

I can get some gentamycin, streptomycin or penicillin from work today but has anyone tried these on goldfish before? And would you know the dosage? That's all I'll be able to access today :(

Hoping someone can help..

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I tried penicillin once. It turned the water bright orange and I found my fish were at the surface gasping for air! Didn't cure the problem either. I've had much better luck with Maracyn products for internal problems.

Angela

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Sorry about that, I didn't realize you couldn't get other stuff. The penicillin I had was specifically for fish and I didn't read the strength of it. Perhaps you could call a vet or a fish store and they might be able to help you with the dosage. :)

Angela

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ok, so I have worked out that Gentamycin could be a bad idea - as Fishlips most likely as kidney problems.

Penicillin and Ampicillin treat mainly gram-positive bacteria...

I'm going with Chloramphenicol....more broad spectrum - inhibits protein synthesis

Ooops - I haven't done much work today but research fish-related things...

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