01-05-2010, 12:27 PM
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Buy some API Stress Coat. It has healing power of Aloe Vera replaces slime coat reduces electrolyte loss and promotes tissue regeneration it also removes Clorine and neutralizes chloramines. I had some new Bubblebee Platies that had their fins torn up at the pet store and I used this and their fins grew back and are perfectly fine now. I always keep this on hand under my tank.
Another good medication to keep on hand is PimaFix and MelaFix by API.
Natural botanical remedy for fungal and bacterial infections, harmless to aquatic plants, safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
This treats cotton-like fungal infections and both internal and external bacterial infections.PimaFix harnesses the unique antifungal and antibacterial properties of the West Indian bay Tree (pimenta racemosa) for a safe and natural remedy: prevents the development of resistant strains of disease-causing organisms. Will not discolor water,affect biological filter, or ph during treatment. Will not harm aquatic plants. For extreme cases, PimaFix can safely be used with MiraFix to provide the added benefit of quick tissue regeneration and wound healing.
Antibacterial remedy containing the natural botanical extract from the Tea Tree (Melaleuca) MelaFix is an excellent altermative treatment for resistant strains of bacteria unaffected by traditional medications. Treats bacterial infections in as little as 4 days and heals open wounds, ulcers, and damaged fins. Does'nt affect ph, safe for invertebratres like dwarf shrimp or snails you may have. I even used this in my baby fry tank.
Water changes are good as mentioned above to keep the water clean .
Most Petstores like Petco, Petsmart carries these medications. I use both together in my hospital tank when I get something going on with my fish that are new before adding them to my main tank of community fish. If you keep these 4 things in your medicine box for your fish Stress Coat, MelaFix,PimaFix and maybe some Ich medication you should be ok for anything that might come up in your tanks and they are very safe to use instead of other types of medications. I hope this helps you and I hope your Platy recovers from it's ordeal.
Last edited by eileen; 01-05-2010 at 12:46 PM..