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Old 02-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #1 
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septicemia treatment

I went to the store today and couldn't find triple sulfa to treat my newest fish who people on here thought might have septicemia. I ordered some off of amazon, but it won't be here until Thurs. Do you think my fish will be ok until then? I don't know how fast it progresses. I might try some small "mom and pop" pet stores tomorrow just in case.

He's doing good I think. I got him to eat flakes today, still refuses pellets, he's been swimming around and is very alert. He doesn't seem stressed and his fins are not clamped anymore at all. This was my second day with him and I hope to have him for a very long time!

In the mean time I've been treating him in a smaller tank with aquarium salt and I did a water change last night and tonight.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #2 
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Yesterday before part of the bottom fin fell off completely, you can see part of it hanging there...



Today, it's dark because there's no light on him at the moment. I heard it helps them destress to be without light. Hope you can see it!


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Old 02-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #3 
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I dont know much about septicima, but I would definitely try to get whatever type of medication in his water as soon as possible

Are you able to get something like maracyn plus or furan 2? They are pretty similar to triple sulfa so that might help till you get the triple sulfa in the mail
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I'll have to call or look around again tomorrow. I hate not having anything for this! At least I'll be better prepared for the future! I just want him to get better and I hate to think he's suffering at all.
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I know nothing about septicemia, but warm, clean water will surely help. Aquarium salt is good, especially because this is an external issue. When the meds get her do not combine them with salt.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the replies. I was hoping I rescued him from walmart before he was able to get sick, but I was wrong. I have no problem nursing him to health though. I'm doing all I can at the moment. Yesterday was a rough first day with him, but I'm hoping the aquarium salt will help a little at least.
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