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Old 12-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #1 
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Will meds lose effectiveness if premixed

So I am going out of town for 4 days and I will have someone come in and continue my 100% daily water changes for my sick betta. If I premix my water and add the antibiotics to the jugs of water and have her use 1 a day for 4 days, will the antibiotic lose its affectiveness after a day or two of sitting in the jugs?
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #2 
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Yes, they will. You can't do that.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #3 
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What is the disease your treating?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:36 PM   #4 
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darn it. Body rot and popeye. He is pretty sick. Been treating him for 2 weeks with Marecyn plus and not much change so i switched to Erthormycin. I'll just have to divide up the meds into some tin foil or something so she can pour it in the jug while she warms it up.

My original post is called big white patches, cloudy puffy eyes. Got some much needed help.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:54 PM   #5 
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you can premix salt water, but generally after 24 hours, premixed meds are no longer effective sadly :/
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #6 
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Erythromycin is not generally effective for eye infections. He needs pure Epsom salts (check ingredients label. Pre dissolve 1 tsp per gallon. Plus a different antibiotic.. Kanaplex, maracyn plus (what size and how are you dosing?) or furan 2

You can't cut the meds accurately. You have to use the dissolving method. If she can do 100% water changes and acclimate without shocking you should be able to teach to mix up the meds..

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:25 AM   #7 
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i gave him marcyn plus 1ml for 1 gal of water for 12 days. Havent seen any change in his condition. I figured the antibiotics lose their affectiveness after that long just like in humans. I also add a tsp of AQS and 10ml of stress coat and do 100% water changes everyday. Temp is 81 degrees. Erthromycin is the same as Marcyn 2. Is that not the best antibiotic for body rot? Im more concerned about that right now, it covers 50% of his body.

i measured the meds with syringes. The entire pack for 10gal is 2ml. Divide that by 10 and its .2ml. I have a baby syringe that goes from .1 to 1ml. So i just fill that up to .2 ml.


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Is he a rescue?
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No, i just didnt know what i was doing. Got him from my local pet store. He had 1 puffy eye when i got him. If you want the whole story check my original post here
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....+patches+puffy
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #10 
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The eyrthromycin is doing something cuz he's laying at the bottom of his tank kinda sideways. The change made him lethargic. Seems like the acts it would take to cure him may also kill him. =(
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