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post #1 of 2 Old 10-26-2010, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure if I can fix my Favourite Silver Dollar..Advice needed please

Hi,

I am currently on day 6 of a 10 day course of Sterazin, as treatment for Gill Flukes. I have definitely seen a vast improvement in the wellbeing of all inhabitants as far as the Gill Flukes go.

That was, until last night when I discovered to my horror that my favourite biggest Silver Dollar has sustained an injury to his mouth. I would more than likely put my money on it being from a piece of rock or driftwood, as this has happened before.

In the past I just added salt and the wound healed very quickly however, this time I am treating with the Sterazin and the bottle states very clearly to not mix it with any other additives.

Do I have any options here? I still have 2 more doses of the Sterazin to go, the final dose being on Saturday. Will my SD risk becoming bacterial (ie infection present) in this time or, will he be ok?
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-26-2010, 04:25 AM
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If it were me, i'd isolate him, continue treatment with the med you're using, and keep him in pristine water after that with a little AQ salt to help

Good luck.

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