Re:ill sunburst

Pete Giwojna

Dear Kurt:

You’re very welcome to any help I can offer, sir.

No, sir — I don’t think the Neoplex is going to work for you if it’s only supposed to be dosed once a week. You will be making regular water changes every day in the hospital tank to avoid ammonia spikes, and you would be removing more and more of the medication as you did so if you are not allowed to redose.

For instance, the neomycin medication I prefer is obtained from the National Fish Pharmacy and consists of pure neomycin sulfate powder. The instructions for using it are as follows:

Neomycin Sulfate Powder

DOSAGE: use 1/4 teaspoon per 10 gallons of water. Treat every 24 hours with a 25% water change before each treatment. Treat for 10 days. For piscine tuberculosis, treat for 30 days.

So you might consider obtaining some of the neomycin sulfate powder to combine with your tri-sulfa from the National Fish Pharmacy at the following URL:

Click here: Fish Medications

Methylene blue is a very safe medication and you can repeat the very brief 10-second concentrated dips daily if need be. Or you can administer a longer dip in methylene blue at a less concentrated dosage each day if desired. In that case, you may want to consider a 20-minute methylene blue bath at a dosage of 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of saltwater.

Best of luck clearing up that patch of ulcerative dermatitis, Kurt!

Pete Giwojna, Ocean Rider Tech Support

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