Fish first aid kit

Discussion in 'Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals' started by RiaanP, 11 Mar 2015.

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    What would be your essential items in your first aid kit.

    Not for humans... But for your fish. What is the most important items you do need for most emergencies.
     
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    salt water for emergency water changes as well as a spare tank in case your main tank cracks and you need to re-home the fish and coral fast,also a battery powered air pump
     
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    Or maybe a big plastic tub or two stored away from the cleaning lady. Easier to pack it up in the rafters of your garage than trying to put an empty glass box out of the way.
     
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    Breeding net to isolate fish/inverts in a case of emergency should you not have QT or you find a critter and need an ID.
     
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    Towels, lots of towels lol.
    Some spare buckets, a few air pumps. Heater if it's cold.

    If my tank cracked I would just chick all of my stuff into my dads tank lol
     
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    A good reefing buddy.... So if the sh one t hits the fan, all you have to ask is HELP !!!!!
     
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    Air pump, heater, salt water, buckets, activated carbon, towels
     
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    and in the line of medicine. What should you have?
     
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    Seachem Entice natural scent and flavor enhancer for finicky eaters , Hebatana for when your fish are sick , Iodine for coral dips, just my thoughts...
     
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    copper(cupraminetn) to treat ich and a test kit for copper
    Iodine for treating infected coarls
     
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    Hebatana will not work to cure sick fish ,it only treats the water pretty useless at treating fish more negative effects than positive.
     
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    Agree with many of the above. Would add stressguard to the list as well.
     
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    It's not a cure, it's an additive to aid with the fish immune system and or appetite. Works for some not for all.
     
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    Garlic for whitespot!!!


    There are guys believing in garlic.
    At least it will help your to entice your fish to eat. As long as they are still eating you can get them through whatever. But when they stop eating, then the battle is as good as lost mostly.

    Its like humans, who when we feel sick are not too much in the mood for food. But let somebody walk into the room with a freshly made pizza, with a little extra dash of garlic. Yeah, you will ask for a slice.

    Up to now, I never used it. I see it as not a cure, but a tool to help you keep the fish on eating. In that regard it should also help out in all other bacterial infections as well.
     
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    Iodine, seachem stress guard, RO/DI water, methylene blue.
     
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