Direction On How To Use A Fish Antibiotic Tablet For Your Pet.

 

Owning fish, and other pets, can be a very rewarding experience. They add beauty to the room, and more importantly a friend to your life. As with all living things, they can get sick and may need medical intervention. There are a variety of forms that fish antibiotics come in. Fish antibiotics come in capsules, tablets and powder packets. It is essential that you know how to treat your fishy friend. We advise that you first get instructions from a veterinarian about which pet antibiotics you use for the ailment of your fish. Thomas Labs, our manufacturer, has put instructions on the labels of the bottles of the antibiotics.

The tablet antibiotics are just like any tablet you would encounter with the antibiotics intended for human use. The how to administer the tablet differs on the type of antibiotic. Some antibiotics instruct that you simply drop them into the tank, while another will have you pre-dissolve a tablet in a separate tank and then have you put the fish in that said tank.

Tablets You Simply Drop Into Your Aquarium

For 250 mg Tablets

Fish Zole
Fish Pen

Add one tablet (250 mg) into aquarium for each 10 gallons of water to be treated. Repeat in 24 hours. It is suggested that a partial water change be made between treatments. While treatment duration depends on type and severity of the infection, it is recommended that extended medication baths continue for a minimum of 5 days and not more than 10 days. Discontinue treatment with this medication if no improvement is noted within 5 days.

For 500 mg Tablets

Fish Zole Forte
Fish Pen Forte

Add one tablet (500 mg) into aquarium for each 10 gallons of water to be treated. Repeat in 24 hours. It is suggested that a partial water change be made between treatments. While duration of treatment depends on type and severity of the infection, it is recommended that extended baths in the medication continue for a minimum of 5 days & for not more than 10 days. Discontinue treatment with this medication if no improvement is noted within 5 days.

Tablets With Different Instructions

Fish Sulfa Forte

Add one tablet (960 mg) into aquarium for each 40 gallons of water to be treated. Repeat in 24 hours. It is suggested that a partial water change be made between treatments. While duration of treatment depends on type and severity of infection, it is recommended that extended baths in the medication continue for a minimum of 5 days & for not more than 10 days. Discontinue treatment with this medication if no improvement is noted within 5 days. To remove harmless yellow color, change 20% of water and use charcoal filter until clear.

Fish Fungus

Add one tablet into aquarium for each 50 gallons of water to be treated. Repeat in 24 hours. It has been suggested that a partial water change be made between treatments. While duration of the treatment depends on type and severity of the infection, it is recommended that extended baths in the medication continue for a minimum of 5 days and for not more than 10 days. Discontinue treatment with this medication if no improvement noted within 5 days. To remove harmless yellow color, simply change 20% of water and use charcoal filter until color clears.

Tablets You Must Pre-Dissolve In A Hospital Tank

For 250 mg Tablets

Fish Flox

Pre-dissolve one tablet (250 mg) per 1 gallon of water in a small amount of water prior to adding to a hospital tank. Immerse for one hour. Repeat every day for 5-7 days with daily water changes after each treatment. Ciprofloxacin chelates divalent cations water hardness (increase dose for marine fish) and high divalent cations in diet. Its activity decreases with high pH (>6.9). It can be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending on the effective concentration at the target site.

For 500 mg Tablets

Fish Flox Forte

Pre-dissolve one tablet (500 mg) per 2 gallons of water in a small amount of water prior to adding to a hospital tank. Immerse for one hour. Repeat every day for 5-7 days with daily water changes after each treatment. Ciprofloxacin chelates divalent cations water hardness (increase dose for marine fish) and high divalent cations in diet. Its activity decreases with high pH (>6.9). It can be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending on the effective concentration at the target site.

For The Birds

Bird Biotic Tablets

Add contents of one packet (100 mg) to 8 ounces of drinking water. Make a fresh solution daily. Continue treatment for 7-10 days.

Bird Sulfa

Add the contents of 1 tablet (Sulfamethoxazole 400 mg & Trimethoprim 80 mg), to 8 oz. of drinking water, make a fresh solution daily. Continue treatment for 7-10 days.

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