Basic First Aid Kit

  1. Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Valued Member Member

    What do you consider staples to have on-hand in a fish first aid kit? What medications would you recommend buying to avoid frantic runs to the pet store or expensive next day shipping?
     
  2. Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

  3. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    The only thing i keep is pyrantel for qt new fish.
     
  4. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    My 2 staple treatments are a 1 oz bottle of PraziPro for parasites and ER Eurythamycin for bacteria.
     
  5. Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    Of course, I also have a lot of tanks too.
     
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    Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Valued Member Member

    I have never heard of Eurythamycin before. I do have a bacterial treatment and Prazipro. I should get a fungal treatment to have on hand as well.
     
  7. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    Kanaplex, Methylene blue, aquarium salt, epsom salt, fenbendazole, PraziPro, pimafix. Kanaplex treats gram negative bacteria while erytheomycin treats gram positive, so it's not a terrible idea to have both. That being said, erytheomycin hasn't helped me much when compared to kanaplex, so if you were going to get one, go with kanaplex
     
  8. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    It wouldn't hurt to have an antifungal on hand, and of course chlorine remover. A sponge filter added to your current tank would become cycled and always be ready for an emergency quarantine tank.
     
  9. Seasoldier

    Seasoldier Well Known Member Member

    What no defibrillator??? ;)
     
  10. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    Mouth to mouth resuscitation is usually sufficient.
     
  11. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

  12. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

  13. Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    Oh, I have a ventilator waiting if necessary.
     
  14. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    :oops: I don’t have any medications.
    Seriously, the only thing I have is BettaFix.
     
  15. Goldiemom

    Goldiemom Well Known Member Member

    See, I’m not the only one we’ll prepared!

    I order online too for better pricing and is why I keep it all on hand.