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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?
 

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

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Jellibeen said:
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?
My 2 staple treatments are a 1 oz bottle of PraziPro for parasites and ER Eurythamycin for bacteria.
 
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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.
 

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Jellibeen said:
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.
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.
 

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Seasoldier said:
What no defibrillator???
Mouth to mouth resuscitation is usually sufficient.
 

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Seasoldier said:
What no defibrillator???
Oh, I have a ventilator waiting if necessary.
 

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

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

finnipper59 said:
I completely understand which is why I get everything except livestock online. I use Chewy.com they're prices are good and if you can wait until you need $49.00 worth of stuff, the shipping is free.
I order online too for better pricing and is why I keep it all on hand.
 
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