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Old 06-13-2009, 10:39 PM   #1 
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maracyn?

most of you know blues clues has popeye, it seems his eye is getting worse... well it's still big dunno if its decreased in size at all yet... i did notice his eye is now cloudy... i'm on day 3 of treating with maracyn which the girl at petco advised.... before that i attempted to treat with betta fix, really didn't do any good.... after that i tried melafix? i didn't really see improvement with that either hence why i switched his meds....

anyone have luck with maracyn? do you think i'll see better results after his seven day treatment is up? how long can it take to cure popeye?
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #2 
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Maracyn is an antibiotic so would be stronger than Betta Fix. The treatment runs for 5 days. I don't know how long you can use it.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #3 
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I used maracyn and maracyn two on one of mine,he seems to have gotten better. Did you get the powder stuff or the bottled?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:06 PM   #4 
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i have the powdered form... i wasn't aware it came in liquid... though blues eye looks as if it's doing worse... I think i have 1 or 2 days left of the treatment... i'm at a loss on what to do :(
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:44 PM   #5 
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I've only seen it in tablet form. If the Maracyn doesn't work, try Tetracycline by Mardel Labs. I saw it listed on Healthybetta medications made easy.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:04 PM   #6 
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I would use Ampicillin for any bacterial infection.

I <3 ampicillin :P
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #7 
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I prefer the Gel-Tek line of antibiotics
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #8 
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I haven't seen those. I'll have to look for Gel Tek online.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #9 
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Gel Tek? Never heard of it. Have to look that one up.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:45 PM   #10 
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One tip: I found it at PetCo :P

This brand can be ordered through www.thatfishplace.com but they don't sell ampicillin so I get it from my local PetCo. It's good because it gets sick fish to eat :)
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