So what is says on the website is that the one purpose of Focus is to bond Antibiotics to food. This will make it both more tasty for the fish, and more effective. I noticed on the website also that it said to use a ratio of 5 parts Focus to 1 part Antibiotic, but I think because of the addition of Garlic Guard that ratio can be cut down to the 1:1. I suppose I could make another batch with a 2:1 or a 3:1 ration and see if the fish take to it more than the 1:1 ratio. I will try this and get back to everyone. Its not like I don't have plenty of Focus left, lol.This product is not a feed and should not be fed directly. It's intended application is to assist in binding medications to fish food.
So it can be added to the water instead, to start treatment, and then later added to food to continue treatment. The vet I saw, however, suggested Melafix instead, I'm sure because A) Its natural, and B) to prevent overdosing with the Kanaplex and risking a cycle spike. Also I think the Melafix is cheaper for treating external bacteria/starting treatment.Because it is absorbed by fish it is useful in treating internal infections in those situations where food is refused.