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I'm thinking I want to order some medicated food to have on hand just in case. What is the difference between Metro-Meds and Medi-Gold?

What are they typically used to treat and which one would be best to have on hand?

I've been meaning to start a goldie first aid kit.

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Or should I just get both???

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The two are actually very similar, and share a couple of the active ingredients. The big difference is that Metro-Meds contains metronidazole, which remains the gold standard for treating dropsy fish. I would get both actually :)

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Also the Jump start :thumb:

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Fantastic :) I will get both. Better to be prepared than to be scrambling when there is a problem :)

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One more thing. Is this food only available through goldfish connection or can I get it at a lfs?

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One more thing. Is this food only available through goldfish connection or can I get it at a lfs?

I have never seen this food anywhere around here, and I've always ordered them from GC :)

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Also the Jump start :thumb:

Agreed! If you ever have to feed antibiotic food (hoepfully you never do!) you'll want to feed something like Jump Start to help rebuild the fish's internal flora after the treatment.

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Only through Goldfish Connection. It's a GREAT idea to have the two kinds of food on hand so you can start feeding at the first sign of trouble. Remember that they only have a shelf life of about 6 months, though. :(

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Only through Goldfish Connection. It's a GREAT idea to have the two kinds of food on hand so you can start feeding at the first sign of trouble. Remember that they only have a shelf life of about 6 months, though. :(

The shelf life is after opening though right? As long as it is closed it should be good until the expiration date right? (if there is one)

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Yes, 6 months after opening. Probably about one year if they're never opened.

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Thank you for all of your input :) You guys are the best :)

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