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Post by Pufferfreak on April 9th 2008, 10:19 pm

I dont know much about meds so does anyone know what is handy just in case something does happen?
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Post by KIONG on April 13th 2008, 5:24 am

Zeolite, a substance to neutralise ammonia in the tank setup incase of any filtration breakdown. [NOTE, it's meant for first aid! not recommended to be included in tanksetup]

I think premafix, melafix is pretty vital too. In any case of fighting amongst tank inhabitant, these meds can reduce infection to the wounds. left unattended, some wound may lead to fatalities, which i experience first hand =(

anyway, not pretty sure about the rest, but will ask around.. haha, is there any meds/chemical that breakdown Ostracitoxin?? pretty troublesome this one.
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Post by Pufferfreak on April 13th 2008, 9:55 pm

I think that carbon helps, but otherwise than that i am not so sure.
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Post by Nick on April 20th 2008, 12:28 am

I like having melafix on hand for fast healing, and I keep either amquel or prime(usually prime, it's cheaper per gallon) around to do water changes and to dump in immediately during an emergency ammonia or nitrite spike(hasn't happened in a year or so). I have found not a single antibiotic available in the trade worth using in the tank water, so I don't buy them at all. Seems they do nothing to the fish and at worst, kill the biofilter. I run purigen instead of carbon, since it's rechargeable, but I've heard some good things about biochemsorb, I might try it. As far as Ostracitocxin, carbon actually uptakes it quite quickly, just have a big fresh bag on hand if you suspect release, and do a big water change at the same time.
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Post by KIONG on April 20th 2008, 9:13 am

To know that ostraciidae themselves are not protected against their own toxins... haha pretty ironic.

I think antibiotics works when they're targetted at single specimen (e.g) via injection. Oh it does kill off some benefical bacteria.
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Post by Pufferfreak on April 22nd 2008, 7:14 pm

It makes sense that they are not immune to their own posion because in the wild it is washed away right away and the ostraciid generally swims away unharmed.
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Post by Pufferfreak on September 5th 2008, 7:57 pm

i find that water clearer is very handy. Clears up the water right away Smile
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Post by yunachin on October 5th 2008, 10:51 pm

I agree with having Melafix available as well. Also Prime for emergencies, activated carbon, Poly Filters, and an Erythromiacin just in case of an antibiotic treatment.

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Post by Pufferfreak on October 6th 2008, 9:22 pm

I need to replenish my stock of carbon.
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