02-12-2011, 08:31 PM
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Ok, so I'm wondering if its possible that there might be some kind of bacterial disease going on? I'm wondering that since I found that bloody poop in the tank there could perhaps be some kind of bacterial problem. And also makes me wonder since when I added the first parasite treatment, he initially got better, and then started to go bad again. Maybe some kind of secondary infection? Right now he is just laying on the substrate looking very very dark with some patching of discoloration. Breathing heavier than normal. Also one gill still looks slightly larger than the other.
I have some Maracyn-two that expired in 08 around the house (its too late to go to the store), and I'm wondering if this would be safe to use on the tank? Also I only have enough for half of what it recommends for the initial dose, I have 4 tablets and it says I would need 8 tablets for the first dose. I know that with human anti-biotics that after the "expiration" date that they simply lose their potency, but are still safe to use. Should be the same with this fish antibiotics right? I also have some Maracyn Oxy, but I'm not sure if that would be helpful for a possible bacterial problem.
I figure some meds are still better than nothing. I would go tomorrow as soon as I wake up and get a new box of maracyn and possibly add the remaining 4 tablets needed for that initial dose, or just do 50% water change and start a whole new dose. I don't think I have much time left :(
Last edited by Millah; 02-12-2011 at 08:40 PM..