How and What To Use To Make a Medicated Food For Fish Part 4

How and What To Use To Make a Medicated Food For Fish Part 4

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Now you know a new way to bind medicine to Koi and goldfish pellets in order to get medicines into the fish orally. It’s pineapple flavored, safe, easy to make and not oily. You don’t have to make paste foods, and the food stores well. The fish take it very well, it can be made on a base-pellet of your choosing and it’s very flexible limited only by what you can obtain to mix in it.

What Food To Make it With?

Since it’s the best food for “health” and boosting the immune response, (Lovell et al showed that supplementation of vitamin C to the tune of 180mg/kg improved immune responses to Aeromonas bacteria), and other ingredients perform similar functions in the following food, I recommend the Blue Ridge food. It’s the one I tested in this project and I didn’t have any species of fish I tried it on to turn it down.  It’s the only food like it available at this time. “Blue Ridge ProBiotic +” and it’s surprisingly affordable for what it is.

Where to Get Medications – Safely and Cheaply (Chart)

The basic idea is that if you want to get medicine into a sick fish, it ought to be one that is hyper-supplemented with immune-supportive ingredients.

But what medicine to use?

Page 54 describes the “spectrum” of the major categories of antibiotics.

Which medicine is well-absorbed and has a good spectrum?

  • Baytril
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Trimethoprim Sulfa
  • Doxycycline
  • Florfenicol and other Thiamphenicols
  • Absorption details on page 23 of the eBook

How much medicine to mix in the food?

Page 57 has feed milling at ___mg per lb of food.



Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.