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Old 08-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #1 
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medicine chest

As a new betta owner, i wonder if someone can recommend some medications/additives (etc) that should be kept on hand. I already have water conditioner and aquarium salt.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #2 
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Copied from Darkmoon's sticky:

Things to keep on hand at all times
•Extra nets and 1 gallon containers
•Aquarium Salt (Aq.Salt)
•Epsom Salt (ES)
•Potassium Permanganate (PP)
•Quarantine tank (QT)


The only thing I would add to the list is a heater. I don't have potassium permanganate but I've got a Lowe's and Home Depot down the street if I'm in a pinch. I label all my QT stuff so as not to cross contaminate.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:17 AM   #3 
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PP is kinda hard to find - unless you are shopping online.

I would suggest:

Aquarium salt
Epsom Salt
Stress coat or Krodon's fish protector - to help heal fins
general cure for parasites
Furan 2 or Triple Sulfa for bacterial issues. I'm thinking more along the lines of combating columnaris and I know furan 2 fights both gram neg and gram positive bacterial infections. I "think" triple sulfa does too. There are other meds like maracyn and maracyn 2 that can be combined to have the same effect but I can never find them locally.

Nothing that ends in -fix unless its all you can find and if you have to use bettafix, do not OD. it can damage their breathing organ and end up killing them.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:57 AM   #4 
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I really like maracyn II for fin rot. It cleared my betta's fin rot up very quickly. I don't have much experience with any other meds right now.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:49 PM   #5 
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Thanks! I will go shopping for the items i do not have yet!
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