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  1. Are we overusing kanamycin/Kanaplex?

    Betta Fish Care
    I saw something in a different forum concerning bacteria immunity to antibiotics, kanamycin (in Kanaplex) in particular. The person discouraged the use of Kanaplex for milder bacterial infections such as fin rot, and suggested it should only be used for severe infections. Since Kanaplex is so...
  2. Red Tank Water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Alright, so I lost Spex and I made sure to finish the dose of Tetracycline in the main tank (since I foolishly started dosing the main tank first rather than create a hospital tank). Today is the last day before a water change and my tank is RED. I was expecting some discoloration since the...
  3. My Betta has dropsy I believe.. Need some advice please.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone. I have recently found this site and have turned to its older posts for some insight on how to treat my Betta DiVinci. I thought it would be good to start my own thread and see if I can get some answers pertaining to him specifically.. My Betta DiVinci is probably close to 3...
  4. Treating a fungal infection?! Please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help! I've had my male Betta fish for 2 years now. He lives in a 5 gallon tank with temperatures at 78-80. We have a filter, heater, and change the water 100% every 1.5-2 weeks with tap water plus conditioning. We also feed him TopFin Betta Bits. A few days ago we noticed his tail...
  5. Antibiotics Advise? SBD

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently started a sorority about a month ago and 5/6 females I bought worked out. The sixth had Swim Bladder that I was able to "cure" for about 3 days and then it came back. I'm certain it's Swim Bladder, as she displays all the symptoms. For a while she was on her side floating at the top...
  6. Help! My fish is getting eaten by bacteria!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    What medication can i use for my betta? Got this little guy at the pet store and he showed no signs of sickness at least that i could notice. He looked good, no lacerations, ripped fins, cloudy eyes, lethargy etc. Two days after i got him, i noticed his tail had some redness and the scales where...
  7. Maracyn-Two Equivalents?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has developed dropsy after his long time of being sick. His spine is progressively turning more S'd and he's pineconed. I've been researching extensively and can't seem to find an answer but does anyone have any suggested antibiotics for dropsy? I keep searching for maracyn-two but I...
  8. What is the best antibiotic treatment for moderate finrot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm caring for a colleague's fish. These male bettas, housed separately, both have finrot, and neither did well with the aquarium salt treatment (one even got a little worse), so it is time to try an antibiotic. However, there are lots of brands out there that say they treat finrot. Which is...
  9. Suddenly Sick! Lump on side and swimming weird!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta was in the care of a friend for the last 3 months so his recent history is unknown to me, other than he has always lived in a 2.5 gallon tank with 76-80 degree water (I use a heater that automatically kicks on if the water temp falls below 76 degrees), and a filter. My friend used all...
  10. Suddenly Sick! Lump on side and swimming weird!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My Betta was in the care of a friend for the last 3 months so his recent history is unknown to me, other than he has always lived in a 2.5 gallon tank with 76-80 degree water (I use a heater that automatically kicks on if the water temp falls below 76 degrees), and a filter. My friend used all...
  11. Epsom Salts and Antibiotics?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm treating my fish for popeye with doxycycline (comes from the same antibiotic family as tetracycline), and I read that you can use antibiotics and Epsom salts in the water at the same time so I decided to get some Epsom salts for my betta because he looks bloated. Right now I think it's...
  12. When to finish Antibiotics?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Mid-past week I started treating my whole tank with antibiotics (the tablet type) under instructions of the local breeder. However yesterday (supposedly the last day of treatment) I noticed the sick Betta still has a little bit of red tips so I left him in in for an extra day. He still has a...
  13. Lost buoyancy/tried epsom nothings worked

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hello, new to posting, I appreciate any advice! I'm at wits end... I have a male Betta that over the course of about a week lost his buoyancy, and that was about a month or so ago now. I'm good with water changes about 3-5 days, I usually use some water conditioner (I have artesian well water in...
  14. A Success Story!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Re: Louie needs a doctor 6 weeks ago I posted on this forum the problems that my male betta, Louie, was developing. I posted before and after pics showing his visible condition (bloating/constipation, swim bladder disease, pop eye, color loss). The biggest problem, in this novice’s eyes, is...
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