Medications and Treatments

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Dr. Fish
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This thread contains links to useful treatment options. Please click on the blue links below for more info. :)

Acriflavine is a first aid antiseptic, useful for treating bacterial infections (and velvet).

Antibiotics treats bacterial infections.

Chloroquine Phosphate treats ich, velvet, brook & uronema.

Copper treats ich & velvet.

Fenbendazole is a dewormer used to treat (prazi resistant) flukes and gastrointestinal parasites (worms).

Formalin treats velvet, brook, uronema, flukes, black ich.

Freshwater Dip provides temporary relief for a wide range of diseases. Can also be used to confirm the presence of Flukes.

Hydrogen Peroxide provides temporary relief for velvet.

Hyposalinity treats ich & flukes.

Methylene Blue treats ammonia burn, cuts, cyanide poisoning. Excellent “first response” treatment for a sick fish.

Metronidazole treats internal parasites, brook, uronema.

Praziquantel is a dewormer used to treat flukes, black ich, intestinal worms.

Tank Transfer Method (all versions)

Vitamins/Herbal Remedies to boost a fish’s immune system, supplement dietary deficiencies, and improve overall health.

Great website with LOTS of information on all different kinds of medications:

*Salvage protocol for treating very sick fish*

In-tank peroxide dosing - a mostly reef safe option for when treating in a separate QT/hospital tank is not feasible. ***Please use caution when opting for this method, it is still experimental. It is not a quick fix, be prepared to be dosing for a minimum of 2 months.***
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