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Old 12-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #41 
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If he suddenly appears to be really sick while on the prazi, should I immediately switch over to trimeth sulfa and assume it's still bacterial?

I mean, he's held on so far and has an appetite every day so hopefully this won't even come into play...
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:03 AM   #42 
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An aquatic MRSA could potentially be disastrous for the food fish industry.


Totally.... I had no idea how many antibiotics are pumped into meat until I took an environmental health class....scary stuff!
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Markham, I would say yes. As far as I'm aware, suddenly stopping prazi won't harm him or cause any long-term consequences, since it's so mild.

Dang, if I didn't like meat so much I probably would be scared to ever eat a steak again if I took a class like that.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:06 AM   #44 
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Markham, I would say yes. As far as I'm aware, suddenly stopping prazi won't harm him or cause any long-term consequences, since it's so mild.

Dang, if I didn't like meat so much I probably would be scared to ever eat a steak again if I took a class like that.
Nah, didn't phase me... and bacon... don't forget about the bacon.... Okay, I clearly need to go to bed now....

Thanks guys! I'll keep you all posted :)
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Just get organic meat and no antibiotics :)
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:11 PM   #46 
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Just get organic meat and no antibiotics :)

A wholefoods is opening near my apartment soon... I'm pretty excited!
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I still haven't seen any improvement or change at all.. not that I was expecting to after only a few days. I ordered Kanamycin to try as well.

I was doing some reading at work and erythro isn't as strong of a drug as I thought. Kanomycin is also an aminoglycoside drug but is stronger, so I'm going to try it as well as the Prazipro

My question is how do I treat with this drug? Do I feed it, use it as a bath?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #48 
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Eye type injuries/infections can take weeks/months to treat

That's why I remove ANYTHING that might scratch up their eyes.

When my bettas are hunting for food, they are 100% focused on the prey. Mine will launch themselves towards rocks if they think a meal is waiting for them.

The only decoration in your tank that could have damaged his eye was probably the lava rock.

Also when a fish is skittish or easily startled, they can bash themselves up against sharp objects. Hence the occasional missing scale for some fish.

When you factor in the amount of time & medication it takes to treat a injured fish...... euthanizing is easier.

Those medications you're using are above my skill level. No experience with them
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For the nature of his problem, I would use it as a soak in the water. Medicated food is best for internal bacterial problems. I'm sorry things haven't improved.
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For the nature of his problem, I would use it as a soak in the water. Medicated food is best for internal bacterial problems. I'm sorry things haven't improved.
Could I do a double strength bath every day for a week? Like with the erthryomycin?

I can float him in my 29G in a medium KK as well.
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