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Old July 15th 05, 09:55 AM
KevnBev
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Default dap on treatment

Apologies for cross posting - I'm in the UK so appreciate info from both
sides of the pond.

What would you recommend to treat minor injuries, scrapes etc? I have loads
of different water treatments but sometimes it seems more stressful to
isolate a fish that's only got a minor wound. I'd like to find something
that can just be dabbed on the fish and then return it to the main tank but
everything (at least here in the UK) seems to just treat the water


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Old July 15th 05, 09:56 AM
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Dyslexia lures ko!
Of course it's daB on!

"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
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Apologies for cross posting - I'm in the UK so appreciate info from both
sides of the pond.

What would you recommend to treat minor injuries, scrapes etc? I have
loads of different water treatments but sometimes it seems more stressful
to isolate a fish that's only got a minor wound. I'd like to find
something that can just be dabbed on the fish and then return it to the
main tank but everything (at least here in the UK) seems to just treat the
water



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Old July 15th 05, 01:15 PM
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"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
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Dyslexia lures ko!
Of course it's daB on!

"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
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Apologies for cross posting - I'm in the UK so appreciate info from both
sides of the pond.

What would you recommend to treat minor injuries, scrapes etc? I have
loads of different water treatments but sometimes it seems more stressful
to isolate a fish that's only got a minor wound. I'd like to find
something that can just be dabbed on the fish and then return it to the
main tank but everything (at least here in the UK) seems to just treat
the water


Well, there's NT Labs' Wound seal, or NTL Ulcer Swab.
http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/Z546316.asp it's for Koi, but so far I've
used it on Angelfish and it worked a treat.
YMMV

Peter


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Old July 15th 05, 03:03 PM
Ray Martini
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Try Melafix if it's available in the UK


"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
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Apologies for cross posting - I'm in the UK so appreciate info from both
sides of the pond.

What would you recommend to treat minor injuries, scrapes etc? I have
loads of different water treatments but sometimes it seems more stressful
to isolate a fish that's only got a minor wound. I'd like to find
something that can just be dabbed on the fish and then return it to the
main tank but everything (at least here in the UK) seems to just treat the
water



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Old July 15th 05, 03:26 PM
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"Ray Martini" wrote in message
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Try Melafix if it's available in the UK


"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
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Apologies for cross posting - I'm in the UK so appreciate info from both
sides of the pond.

What would you recommend to treat minor injuries, scrapes etc? I have
loads of different water treatments but sometimes it seems more stressful
to isolate a fish that's only got a minor wound. I'd like to find
something that can just be dabbed on the fish and then return it to the
main tank but everything (at least here in the UK) seems to just treat
the water


Can I dab that on though? I mean I know it's only tea tree oil but it seems
a bit overpowering


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Old July 15th 05, 04:13 PM
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My bad. No that's a water treatment but it works very well with wounds and
open sores.


"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
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"Ray Martini" wrote in message
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Try Melafix if it's available in the UK


"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
...
Apologies for cross posting - I'm in the UK so appreciate info from
both sides of the pond.

What would you recommend to treat minor injuries, scrapes etc? I have
loads of different water treatments but sometimes it seems more
stressful to isolate a fish that's only got a minor wound. I'd like to
find something that can just be dabbed on the fish and then return it to
the main tank but everything (at least here in the UK) seems to just
treat the water


Can I dab that on though? I mean I know it's only tea tree oil but it
seems a bit overpowering



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Old July 16th 05, 02:41 AM
Elaine T
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KevnBev wrote:
Dyslexia lures ko!
Of course it's daB on!

"KevnBev" [email protected] wrote in message
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Apologies for cross posting - I'm in the UK so appreciate info from both
sides of the pond.

What would you recommend to treat minor injuries, scrapes etc? I have
loads of different water treatments but sometimes it seems more stressful
to isolate a fish that's only got a minor wound. I'd like to find
something that can just be dabbed on the fish and then return it to the
main tank but everything (at least here in the UK) seems to just treat the
water




Dabbing on medicine is definately the way to go for injuries. There are
two people medicines I've used on fish that are available in the US.
Either works well to let an injury heal cleanly and without infection.

My first choice is an antibiotic ointment called Neosporin. It's a
mixture of neomycin, polymixin B, and bacitracin in petroleum jelly
that's designed for use on scrapes and cuts. The second thing I've used
with good success is mercurichrome tincture.

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