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Old 08-23-2013, 05:41 PM   #1 
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Erythromycin Dosage Help Please

In short, I need to know how much E.M. Erythromycin (powder packet) I should add into my 1 gallon qt tank for a girl with bacterial infection?

I know the instructions say 1 packet per 10 gallons so in theory 1/10 of the packet would be the correct dosage for 1 gallon. However, is this the case with this med, because some meds have a minimum dosage cut off and after that it no longer does it's job.
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it is not recommended to cut the powder but to use the whole pack. What I found easiest to do was take 10 tablespoons of aquarium water and mix with the packet. It may take a few minutes but everything should dissolve and don't worry if a few grains are left over. Then add 1 tablespoons of that to every gallon of your tank. as an alternative method you can do 10 ounces of aquarium water and just use one ounce per gallon as well.

I had to do this with API T.C. Tetracycline Anti-Bacterial Fish Medication in my 1 gallon hospital tank and everything worked out fine.

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Okay! Thank you I will do that right away.
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you're welcome :)
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