Treating with Nitrofurazone orally?????

  1. backflipfronflip Well Known Member Member

    I have a fish with a current eye problem that is in an earlier thread of mine.
    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/freshwater-fish-disease/115129-brown-growth-eye.html

    His eye is slowly getting a little worse, I have not got a fresh picture but it is developing slowly for sure.

    I have been right on top of extra water changes and have done my best to keep the water as clean as possible in an effort to help him heal himself.

    I got advice from my LFS to keep an eye on it for another week or so and then if it does not improve then to possibly look at nitrofurazone as a treatment. The LFS guy thinks that it is a bacterial infection of some sort.
    http://www.novalek.com/aquavet/nitrofurazone.htm

    It says in this article that i can treat him oraly, i'm pretty confident that i can feed only Bots (the Angel) this medicated food if needs be.

    Has anyone got experience with this medication?

    I would like to treat him without setting up a quarantine tank if possible and think that an oral treatment of this kind would probably be less stressful as it would avoid him living in a bucket for a week.

    Advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good afternoon,

    Hopefully someone will respond that has used this medication.

    Best wishes for your fish!

    Ken
     

  3. iZaO Jnr Well Known Member Member

    I havent used the medication but i must say beware of using bacterial medication. You get parasitic treatments and bacterial treatments, the latter of which will destroy your cycle - Make sure you do your research. Just another reason why QT is a must and not an option IMO.
     

  4. backflipfronflip Well Known Member Member

    Thanks for the input. I think i am leaning towards putting him in a bucket with the spare heater and pump as QT, for a week or so and trying to treat his eye. It's not a lot worse but it's definitely getting worse.
     

  5. iZaO Jnr Well Known Member Member

    try get any kind of tub that is at least 10 gallons. Get some sort of filter and heater in there and change water daily unless the medication recommends otherwise. You do need to to QT the fish, for the sake of the rest of the tank
     
  6. backflipfronflip Well Known Member Member

    Yup, that's my plan.
     
  7. iZaO Jnr Well Known Member Member

    Let us know how it goes!