2020-03-28
  • 11:57 am Perfect Aquarium, Hospital Tank, or Quarantine? Everything Perfect to Make or Keep Fish Healthy
  • 11:55 am Old Dog Tremors – Is it Normal For My Dog’s Leg To Tremor?
  • 3:37 pm Necropsy Video
  • 1:35 pm Hand Sanitizer? No I Like Ethanol Spray Better
  • 1:16 pm Why I Don’t Like Gloves For Contagion-Containment-Avoidance
  • 11:54 am Praziquantel Doesn’t Work Anymore Against Flukes?

Ich and Flukes drop immature forms to the bottom of the system and if you “clean the gravel” as part of the preliminaries of the case, you will remove a considerable burden of parasites from the environment. //drjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Safe-and-clean-gravel.m4a

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Dr Johnson, I got your address from my friend Jason who you recently helped with a pecan nut problem. I may or may not have a KHV problem. If I can give you the story I hope you can tell me if there is anything I should do. I dug a pond last fall and […]

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“I’m going to break down, and sterilize the tank, gravel and plants.” It’s promised often and it’s USUALLY unnecessary. Sterilization of Environments is suggested as “The Way” to prevent diseases. This is widely advocated at the retail and wholesale level. They logically feel that a sterile environment is preferable to one that might harbor a […]

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A Topical For Bacterial Sores or Ulcer Disease in Koi With bacterial sores, one of the key elements is killing ALL the germs in the area. removing as much dead tissue and grossness as possible in ONE PASS and leaving something disinfectant in the vicinity as long as the water will let it stay. That […]

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Epistylis in Koi and Pond Fish Ponds Epistylis is a relatively uncommon parasite of Koi, goldfish and pond fish. Indeed, it is so uncommon, that I do not have any good graphics of it. What you would see clinically is a tuft of whitish fluff coming out from under a scale, or from some other […]

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Treating Finrot and Mouthrot In Bettas Finrot and mouthrot are bacterial or fungal infections that occur to Bettas or Siamese Fighting Fish when they’re worn down by chilling, poor water quality and, or parasites. By themselves without parasites, in good warm water, Bettas don’t get finrot or mouthrot. (Although you can BUY stressed fish that […]

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How to save your fish almost every time, by adding stuff to the water. The most common approach to fish diseases, is just to put medicine in the water with the fish. I have spent over 20 years trying to get people to be better at the hobby and learn what they are doing, and […]

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ACTIVE INGREDIENT Active Ingredients: 200 mg Erythromycin per packet. Note on Erythromycin: Erythromycin is most effective against gram-positive bacteria, such as Streptococcus species. The vast majority of bacteria that cause disease in fish are gram-negative, so erythromycin should only be used after culture and sensitivity test results confirm it will be effective. Also, erythromycin is not very […]

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Dr Yanong on Antibiotics and Fish Dr Yanong wrote this down in Florida for the fish farmers and the aquaculture people, and is keenly important to, and relevant to, the tropical and pond fish trade. It is extremely thorough and the section on bath treatments with the doxycyclines / OTC’s against certain bacteria and in […]

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What’s in API’s Fin (Finrot) and Body Cure? Answer: 250mg Doxycycline per packet. Application to the water provides variable degrees of absorption. Dirty water, high organics, less absorption. Clean water and no gravel, like in a 5 gallon bath at 78 DF? better absorption. So it’s a hit or miss. If the water is harder […]

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API is a little bit vague about their API Super Ick Cure product, and rightfully so. The FDA is very concerned about copper-containing Malachite Green ending up in the tissues of food fish. And they’ve set about stamping out Malachite Green in as many products as they can. API labels their Super Ick Cure product […]

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