UPDATE Siamese Fighting Fish not getting any better! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 23 Old 12-01-2007, 01:37 PM
Member
 
bettababy's Avatar
 
Sorry for the length here, but just another note about that interpet product number 9...
I notice that the product info states it will treat 500 liters or a tank with a specific dimension to it... how can you dose a tank without knowing the number of gallons or the amount of meds to put in per gallon (or liter)? This product makes me very very nervous, and I have a hard time believing it's claims. I know of maybe 1 or 2 meds on the entire market that could be considered safe for "all aquarium fish"... like Melafix.... but again, without active ingredients for this interpet product, there is no way to know what is in it. It would be very easy to overdose a specific medication this way, which can be lethal.

Dawn Moneyhan
Aquatics Specialist/Nutritionist
Juneau, WI
bettababy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 23 Old 12-03-2007, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
thanks for the heads up, i had no idea. makes you think!

will just wait for that stuff to come.

in the mean time i have been feeding him frozen fish food called Daphnia, it seems to make him poo like crazy which i am sure can only help. he does not eat many things so this makes a nice change.

will keep you posted PS he iis still getting bigger :(
sparky300 is offline  
post #13 of 23 Old 12-03-2007, 02:00 PM
Member
 
bettababy's Avatar
 
I see no problem with the food, but... I would alternate them, only one per feeding, but switch them off. The healthiest thing for your fish is as much variety in his diet as possible, to be sure he's getting enough of everything he needs for nutrition. Good nutrition is important for a healthy immune system.

I agree with your choice to wait for the meds, and I am concerned about him getting bigger still... but don't give up hope yet. If this is an internal bacterial infection, the meds should help pretty quickly. When the bettas experience those internal infections it causes fluid buildup... which should subside and begin to relieve itself once we find an effective treatment.

I wish you both the best of luck, I only wish there was more I could do to help you both.

Dawn Moneyhan
Aquatics Specialist/Nutritionist
Juneau, WI
bettababy is offline  
post #14 of 23 Old 12-03-2007, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
you have already been a big help.
sparky300 is offline  
post #15 of 23 Old 12-03-2007, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
i am sorry to keep posting, just one last question. i was told by one place i called that Kaynamycin or Furanace would be my only chance. do you know anything about these meds?

i wont go out and just try anything, but worth posting here.[/i]
sparky300 is offline  
post #16 of 23 Old 12-03-2007, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
forget it sorry, just Google'd, they are a type of fish antibiotics not even sure that you can purchase without a prescription guy does not know what he talking about.
sparky300 is offline  
post #17 of 23 Old 12-03-2007, 02:57 PM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sparky300
forget it sorry, just Google'd, they are a type of fish antibiotics not even sure that you can purchase without a prescription guy does not know what he talking about.
Hahaha a prescription for fish meds? Really? What do people take their fish to the vets often?

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #18 of 23 Old 12-04-2007, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Is because they are a form on antibiotic which in the UK is a controlled, prescription only, animal or human. Why because antibiotics become less effective the more they are used.
sparky300 is offline  
post #19 of 23 Old 12-04-2007, 06:32 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sparky300
Is because they are a form on antibiotic which in the UK is a controlled, prescription only, animal or human. Why because antibiotics become less effective the more they are used.
Antibiotics are responsible for most resistant strains of bacteria and virus.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #20 of 23 Old 12-05-2007, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Unfortunately things look like they maybe taking a turn for the worst. His growth is around the size of a ping pong ball now! It is affecting him lots, he now just seem to float around. he can even move his fins because of it.

He does takes air every once and a while and still eats. I donít think he will last much longer.
sparky300 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Siamese Fighting Fish Belly sparky300 Tropical Fish Diseases 13 11-26-2007 10:03 AM
Siamese Fighting Fish - 1 large eye, unhealthy look Oliver Tropical Fish Diseases 17 02-04-2007 12:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome