Non-Prescription Aquarium Antibiotics can help to restore your fish health. There are several non-prescription antibacterial medications that can be used to fight bacterial infections in your discus fish; they are manufactured specifically for this purpose. These special antibiotics work well in combating harmful microbes that cause certain diseases in fish. Over the years, penicillins have been known to be the most widely effective antibiotics, and are among the least toxic drugs known. The success of a penicillin antibiotic in killing the cells of a bacteria is due to its size, charge and other factors. Below are a few penicillin antibiotics that are among the many antibiotics that used in both fresh water and salt water aquaria.

  • Amoxicillin
  • Cephalexin
  • Ampicillin

Non-Prescription Antifungals Infectious diseases caused by fungi are called mycoses and are often chronic in nature. They can pose serious threats to your fish health. Many common mycotic infections are superficial and involve only the skin of your discus fish, but fungi may also penetrate the skin and enter the inner body of the fish(systemic). Although antifungals help prevent fungal diseases in fish, systemic mycoses are more difficult to treat and are often life-threatening. Examples of antifungals often used in aquaria:

  • Ich+
  • Clout
  • Itch-attack
  • Ich-X
  • Malachite Green

Fungus infections are generally resistant to antibiotics used in treatment of bacterial infections, conversely, bacteria are usually resistant to the antifungal agents. However, Triple Sulfa and Methelene Blue are two of several manufactured medications that are used to treat both fungal and bacterial infections in fish. Please be aware that there are numerous other antifungal and antibacterial medications that are also used to treat certain diseases and infections in fish. See your fish store, fish breeders or fish experts for a list of other medications. Also see online retailers for Non-Prescription Aquarium Antibiotics

Conclusion Be vigilant, pay close attention to your fish. Watch out for physical signs or behaviors of your discus fish that might suggest fungal or bacterial invasion of your aquarium. Treat all infections promptly. Remember, although many fungal infections are superficial and involve only the skin of your fish, overtime the infections may penetrate the skin. Once the infection gets inside the body of your fish it’s much more difficult to treat. For best treatment results, please be sure to follow the recommendation of the drug manufacturer.


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