Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego County, CA
Here comes the rant....unnecessary medicating
Why? I just don't get why some people believe medication is the only choice....There is a reason why we have immune systems and white blood cells and why our dang body produces anti bodies to fight diseases. I mean sure there are times when you need to medicate but I don't understand why people feel a need to medicate for fin rot or god forbid they make a damn laxative for fish...*sorry for the language*
I guess you could chalk it up to being un-informed but isn't that why we are here as a community of fish keepers? We have this wonderful forum but yet nowhere have I seen any topics on medicating. Shouldn't it be our responsibility to help other people learn about all the wonderful NATURAL tools we have to help our fish fight. I am disheartened by how often we turn to pills and medications when instead there are so many natural remedies that DON'T damage your heart or kidneys or have side effects that are worse than the disease you're treating.
I know however there are times when we do need meds like antibiotics for severe infections or people with compromised/weak immune systems, or heck even chemotherapy for people with cancer but these are all SERIOUS diseases. I mean if I am watching television I will see 3-4 commercials for DRUGS(meds). Oh god forbid you have diarrhea here's a medication that forms a plug so you dont poo your pants or heck have gas? heres a med that stops it from coming out...I mean are these things healthy?
I remember when I was 6 or 7 and I had "the runs" for the first time. Guess what my parents did, they handed me a glass of water and told me they would go and make some hot tea and something light like a little bread and butter so I wouldn't go hungry. Anyway can't this be applied to fish, do we have to shove ml after ml of chemicals into our fish just to treat some mild fin rot that will easily clear up with some aquarium salt and nice warm clean water? It's sad I mean we have on each individual page/category multiple stickies made by people who thought "hey this would be good for other people to know", I really wonder how many people click on the disease and emergency page and skip the MULTIPLE STICKIES that post the types of diseases, symptoms, and THE TREATMENTS. Anyway sorry you had to read that that was my rant, I apologize if I offended anyone...
Rat bellies are a gateway drug...and I'm addicted