Originally Posted by Sena Hansler
Oh! And as a just-in-case... Kanaplex. The super medicine that is very strong... I have not had to use it since Shadow's passing. It helped him with his mystery disease, even though his immune system stopped after.
I second kanaplex (I believe kanamyacin is the same, just kanaplex is a brand name).
It is a potent medication, and often hard to get unless ordered online. However it does work well on certain fast moving, very fatal diseases. I think of it as a life saver.
As was mentioned earlier, aquarium salt and epsom salt (plain, dye free, unscented). A quarantine tank (depending on the size of his current living conditions may not be necessary).
While not necessary... I like keeping an eyedropper (great for feeding frozen food or measuring out liquid medicines and even prime!), a turkey baster (if you have a bare bottom tank you can just suck up the poo daily!) and don't fall for the "betta" version, I get mine at the dollar store. A dedicated teaspoon for measuring salts for treatment. I like to also keep a pair of jugs for letting water age to room temp, also for premixing treatment. Again dollarstore buys.