Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #1 
freemike
Member
 
freemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hickory, NC (USA)
Maracyn Plus

So I had a scare this morning. I was running late to work doh. I always check my fish no matter what though every morning they get a look over to see what's going on with them. Well I admit I was rushed this morning and quickly looked over the boys. Mystic wouldn't get out of the corner making his neck look blew up. I thought the worst of it and did some research on medications.

Anyways I found this Maracyn Plus and did some research on it. This stuff looks like the closes thing to a cure all that I have found. I haven't been able to find a bad review on it in fact. I'm just curious if anyone else has experience or would recommend having this on hand for those times medication is needed.
freemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #2 
afishpond
Member
 
afishpond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: tazewell,tn
its great i like i also keep melafix it works great to.
afishpond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 01:04 AM   #3 
thekoimaiden
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Virginia, USA
I don't like keeping antibiotics on hand because they have a rather limited shelf life. The only fish medicine I keep on hand is AQ salt. Unless you are a long drive away from a petstore with a good medicinal cabinet, I see no reason to keep things on hand.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 01:15 AM   #4 
freemike
Member
 
freemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hickory, NC (USA)
I see your point about the limited shelf life. I found a place to get it cheap so I'll probably keep it around just in case. I also have friends that have fish so I could always help them out. None of the stores around here stock any of the good antibiotics. Everything would have to be shipped in that is what got me to thinking about having something on hand.
freemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 01:49 AM   #5 
thekoimaiden
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Virginia, USA
I can understand why you want to keep it around if good antibiotics are a long drive away. Just be careful about preventative doses as it can create antibiotic resistant strains. Only use antibiotics when needed.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 01:51 AM   #6 
freemike
Member
 
freemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hickory, NC (USA)
Yeah I wasn't going to use it unless something arose that called for it. Definitely hate people that treat antibiotics like candy. I swear I know people that if they get a sniffle they demand to be put on an antibiotic. I could see them "treating" the water with antibiotics lol. I thought he was showing signs of dropsy. So I was thinking all day that he would surely die by the time the antibiotics got to my door; as I didn't have money to splurge for express shipping. Do you think it would help if I refrigerated the antibiotics?

Last edited by freemike; 03-05-2012 at 01:54 AM.
freemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 02:30 AM   #7 
BetaBlaze
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: LA,CA
My Betta had a bad case of what seemed to be fin-rot. Although he was also very inactive and losing color. I used the original Maracyn (I didnt know about Maracyn Plus at the time), and he briefly got better. When he started showing similar symptoms again, I tried API's Bettafix, and it seemed to work quite well. He is currently happy and healthy and his fins are continuing to grow back. Just thought I'd share this, because API products have always been effective and helpful for me.
BetaBlaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #8 
thekoimaiden
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Virginia, USA
I don't know about the refrigerating. I guess it makes sense because some human antibiotics are refrigerated, but I bet it depends on the antibiotic being used.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long to continue Maracyn/Maracyn II treatments? danifacetastic Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 0 01-10-2012 01:20 PM
Using Maracyn and Maracyn two together in a small bowl CrystalLace Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 0 10-15-2010 08:35 PM
Water changes when administering MARACYN-TC & MARACYN-2 3bangdoos Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 06-01-2009 02:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.