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Fish Medication Selection Guide



he best prevention against disease is to keep your fish healthy in a stress-free environment. A varied diet, stable water temperature, good water parameters, daily observance, and responsible stocking are a few ways to ensure healthy fish, free of disease. However, despite our best efforts, fish do get sick. In the event that illness should become evident in the aquarium, having a broad range of treatments on hand will help save valuable time in combating illness.
Fish Medication Chart
To help simplify proper selection of fish medications, the following chart outlines medications included in our catalog, within four general treatment categories, for easy reference.

These general categories include: Bacterial Infections, Fungal Infections, and External and Internal Parasites. A brief list of common fish diseases associated with these categories is included below.
Medication Bacterial
Infections
Fungal
Infections
External
Parasites
Internal
Parasites
Freshwater Saltwater
  Amoxicillin      
  Ampicillin      
  Artemiss*    
  Bio-Bandage  
  Cephalexin      
  Clout  
  CopperSafe      
  Cupramine      
Medication Bacterial
Infections
Fungal
Infections
External
Parasites
Internal
Parasites
Freshwater Saltwater
  Eco-Balance*      
  E.M. Erythromycin      
  Formalin MS      
  Fungus Cure    
  Furan-2    
  General Cure    
  Herbtana*  
  Hole-N-Head Guard        
  Ich-Attack  
  Ich-X      
  Instant Ocean Lifeguard    
Medication Bacterial
Infections
Fungal
Infections
External
Parasites
Internal
Parasites
Freshwater Saltwater
  Malachite Green    
  Maracyn*      
  Maracyn Plus    
  Maracyn-Two*      
  Maracyn-Oxy    
  MarOxy    
  MelaFix*    
  Methylene Blue      
  Metro+    
  NO-ICHâ„¢      
Medication Bacterial
Infections
Fungal
Infections
External
Parasites
Internal
Parasites
Freshwater Saltwater
  ParaGuard
  Parasite Clear      
  Penicillin      
  PimaFix    
  PraziPro      
  Probiotic Marine Formula    
  QuICK Aid        
  Rid-Ich+    
  Stop Parasites      
  Super Ick Cure    
  Tetra Lifeguard    
  Tetracycline/
  T.C. Tetracycline
       
  Triple Sulfa    
*These products have both a freshwater and a saltwater version.

Bacterial Infections:
Dropsy, Bloody Spots and Streaks, "Body Fungus" (not a true fungus), Fin and Tail Rot, Popeye, Gill disease, Mouth Fungus, Septicemia, Wasting Disease, and ulcers, as well as secondary bacterial infections.

Fungal Infections:
True fungal infections appear as whitish tufts of cottony material, usually secondary to other infections.

Internal Parasites:
Hole-in-Head Disease, internal protozoa.

External Parasites:
Velvet, Ich (ichtyophthirius), Anchor worm, Worms, Gill Flukes, Leeches.

Offer supplements such as Garlic Guard, Garlic Xtreme, and vitamin and mineral supplements, such as Selcon, to help keep your fish in good condition and better able to fight disease.

 

The diagnosis of fish disease in fresh and saltwater aquaria is extremely difficult. Misdiagnosis is not uncommon and the medication may not always offer the desired result. Never use more than the recommended dosage and always follow the manufacturer's directions as indicated on the product. For best results always isolate and treat the affected fish in a separate quarantine aquarium.

 

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