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Old 11-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #1 
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Triple Sulfa

ok ... i bought some API triple sulfa.

Please help me with understanding how to use it.

It comes in packets for 10 gallons. So, I will have to partition it. I can put LuckyBlue in in a one gallon or I have the 6.6 gallon that I can fill to anyl
evel up to that.

The directions for a 10 gallon say to add the dose... Then add a second dose 24 hours later.... after 24 more hours change 25% of the water. Then repeat all this 4 times...

Any suggestions please... I really want to help LuckyBlue before it is too late.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #2 
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I would put LuckyBlue in the 6.6 gallon and add half a packet of Triple Sulfa to his water. If you want to get very exact, you can pour exactly 5 gallons into the tank so that you have the proper dosage, but putting half a packet of meds 6.6 gallons will be fine too.

Follow the water change instructions that it says on the packet for 10 gallons. They will be the same for a smaller tank since the percentage of Triple Sulfa in the water is the same. It's best to add the meds soon so it doesn't get any worse.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:25 AM   #3 
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I would think it would be easier to use the 6 gallon - as it would be roughly 1/2 the packet. However, I have also done it by diving the packet up into 1/4 doses for a 3 gallon tank. It's not exact but it still worked. I used Furan 2 which has the same instructionas as triple sulfa..at least I think it does.

I did:

day 1 - 1/4 of packet
day 2 - 1/4 of packet
100% water change since it was a 3 gallon tank
day 3 - 1/4 of packet
day 4 - 1/4 of packet
day 5 - 100% water change

I would think the 25% water change is for larger, cycled tanks - since thats about what one would be changing out every week. Since my tank was smaller, I did the usual 100%
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #4 
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Thanks guys. Just wanted to let everyone know that I did start him on the Triple Sulfa and today is my water change day. His is in 4 gallons, I think I will take out half and fill back up to 5 gallons and do 1/2 a bag. I gave him a bit less medicine than it called for just to make sure he didn't have a bad reaction.

Here's the good new! I think he is already looking a bit better. Anyone else looking at him might not think he looks better, but I have been watching him so closely. First, his pectoral fins have been mostly stuck up against his body. Yesterday I noticed them hanging down occasionally and today they are hanging down AND they have a bit of width too them (unclamped a bit) ASLO, his dorsal fins has lifted of his body a bit and also has a bit of width too.

This is why I decided to use medicine even though I was scared. I had a sore on my foot that was taking forever to heal. I finally put an antibiotic ointment on it and was commenting to my husband ... How amazing it is that it could help SO much. Then I thought..hmmm LuckyBlue needs medicine help.

I believe he is on the mend and couldn't be happier.... Thanks!
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I'm glad that your betta is already improving! Even though many people are hesitant to use meds, I find that they work great for curing fin rot.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #6 
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I'm so excited I had to share.... for the very first time in several months I can see the red coloration on LuckyBlue's pectoral fins!!!!!!!!
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