Sulfaplex???

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HI all, with a little more research I wish I would have started with maracyn2 for my daughters Betta.

Question 1: anyone use Sulfaplex? Has success?

Question 2: would it be really bad to stop sulfaplex and start maracyn2?

I should have said for popeye
 

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How far along are you with sulfa? How many days left?
 
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tunafax said:
How far along are you with sulfa? How many days left?
I just gave the first dose yesterday. But this morning I woke up and its in both eyes.
 

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It will depend on your choice if you think stopping treatment is the right thing to do in your situation (not responding to treatment, getting worse etc).

I have personally stopped meds a lot at my own discretion, but never for sulphas. As a disclaimer, I'm pretty heavy handed with meds so I would wait for someone else to confirm.

If you are very worried about it, I *think* it is ok to feed sulpha while doing a round of maracyn, but again I would google that a lot before doing it.
 
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ok, thanks - this is my first experience with fish meds at all so I am mostly online researching and asking on forums

ok, thanks - this is my first experience with fish meds so I am mostly just online researching and posting on forums to figure this out
 

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hes in a quarantine - I recently had a baby and the water got dirty which is definitely the reason for this.

the tank mates were tetras but they are all fine. it was 10 gallon and I haven't checked any levels in a while but the temp pretty much stays at 78-79 according to the therm.

His tank is now a 1 gallon with a 5 watt heater. I put sulfaplex already in there which is advertised by Seachem as a sort of catch all if you don't know what is ailing your fish.

Now I am completely unsure because hes got a white patch on his forehead along with both eyes looking pretty bad. It looks like fungus - almost fuzzy looking like you'd see on a peach that went bad.

He won't eat.

I'm really sad, though its my daughters fish.
 

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A 10 gal is too small for a betta with other fish (bettas can be easily stressed by tank mates - they're not community fish), so stress could be contributing too. I would get him his own 5 gal tank.

Rather than meds, I'd be doing daily water changes of at least 50%.
 
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