05-26-2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Here's how I handled this treatment.
I used Metro+ made by Aquarium Solutions. It happened to be the only product with metronidazole that I could get locally at the time.
Select a prepared dry food that the fish likes to eat (some foods are more "preferred" than others) such as a flake, and place roughly a 2-week ration in a clean zip-lock bag. Add a sprinkling of the metro powder; I didn't measure, just sprinkled some in. Seal the bag and shake it around. Over time, the oils in the flakes will take up the metro. Each day, feed the fish with this food. A period of 14 days.
Corys feed from the bottom, so this gets a bit trickier. If the fish is isolated, you could use the flake and when adding it immediately stir it into the tank so it sinks rapidly. If you use sinking foods like shrimp pellets, do the same process with the bag, but when you feed put a few pellets in a small jar with the Metro and add a tiny bit of water, just enough to get the food wet so it absorbs the water and hopefully some of the metro. I also used Nutrafin sinking tablets which my corys seem to really relish, and being larger they may absorb more Metro when moistened.
If there are other fish in the tank, they can eat this too. The protozoan is contagious, I introduced it with new fish and it killed off quite a few of my older fish rapidly. Feed nothing but medicated foods for the 14 days.
We are fortunate to have a member with Dawn's considerable experience in this area of health. She has saved my fish twice over the past couple of years when nothing else worked. Dawn is going through a rough patch at present as she mentioned, but she is very dedicated to assisting us and I'm sure will be checking back when she can.
Thank you, Bryon I will look for it this week.