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API E.M. Erythromycin Freshwater Fish Bacterial Disease Medication, 10 count

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Description

Protect your fish from long-lasting illness with API E.M. Erythromycin Freshwater Fish Powder Medication. This broad spectrum powder helps treat and control bacterial diseases including bacterial gill disease, body slime, furunculosis, hemorrhagic septicemia and mouth fungus. When used together with an ich, fungus or parasite treatment, this medication can protect your fish from catching another infection. Help your finned friend regain his strength, or prevent infections from spreading. The powder is safe for freshwater and saltwater tanks.

Key Benefits
  • .Broad spectrum powder helps treat and control bacterial diseases including bacterial gill disease, body slime, furunculosis, hemorrhagic septicemia and mouth fungus.
  • Protects your finned friend from secondary bacterial infections when used with API ich, fungus or parasite treatments.
  • Convenient 1.87-pound box includes measuring scoop for use in any size tank.
  • Safe for use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • Does not discolor aquarium water.

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  • Item Number
    94400
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish
FAQ

Does this product help treat popeye?

If you catch popeye in its early stages, you can use API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN for effective treatment. Some signs to look for include protruding or cloudy eyes, either in one eye or both. If you notice any of these symptoms, dose immediately.

Is this ok to use as a preventative if one fish is sick in a tank with other seemingly healthy fish?

API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN can help prevent a secondary bacterial infection when used with API SUPER ICK CURE. If one fish is sick in an otherwise healthy community of fish, you should separate the diseased fish from the others and keep in a quarantine tank until the sick fish exhibits signs of recovery.

Should I keep the bio bag cartridge out of the filter until treatment with API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN is finished, or should I only take it out for a few minutes before treating the water for fungus?

It’s recommended that you leave the carbon or filter cartridge out of the filter for at least 24 hours for aeration. Products that are designed to remove things from your aquarium, such as filter media, will also remove dosed medication from your tank. For best results from medication, remove your filtration media as you dose.

I have a 5 gallon tank. How much API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN should I use in my aquarium?

We recommend using half the packet of API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN for a 5 gallon tank, and then adding the other half of the packet after 24 hours.

Can API E.M. ERYHTROMYCIN be used with fungus cure? I’m on my last round, but my fish still has white rods around its gills. All other lesions have cleared.

API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN is safe for use alongside other API® products. API medications may be used in conjunction with each other safely, as long as both sets of directions for separate medications may be followed exactly. We would not recommend using more than two medications at a time unless you are certain of the diagnosis of multiple ailments, so that you can tell which medications are working or not working while troubleshooting a stubborn disease issue.

Can I use API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN to treat any species of fish?

This API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN may be safely used to treat all types of fish, with the dosage adjusted accordingly based on the gallons per aquarium.

Do I have to remove my bio-bag cartridge from the filter before using API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN, or can I use it with working filtration?

It’s recommended that you remove any activated carbon or filter cartridges before adding API E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN to your tank to ensure maximum potency of the medication.

Fish Care Made Easier

API is a name you can trust when it comes to taking care of fish. Not only are they passionate about fishkeeping, but they're dedicated to improving the hobby and making it easier to maintain the ideal aquatic environment. From helping the novice set up a new tank to providing state-of-the-art filters for advanced systems, you can rely on API's dedication to quality.

Fish Care Made Easier
Maintain the Perfect Setup

Maintain the Perfect Setup

Fishkeeping is a much easier task with API, because they've taken all the guesswork out of setting up a tank and maintaining it. Their proven treatments include water conditioners and clarifiers, fish medications, pH adjusters, algaecides and quick-start solutions—all designed to keep your aquarium crystal clear and your fish happy and healthy.

Testing Is Key

Once you've started a new aquarium, the only way to keep it in perfect balance is with routine water testing. API gives you all the tools you need to create a nurturing environment for both fish and live plants. Their comprehensive Master Test Kits are tailored to freshwater, saltwater or reef environments, and individual tests for things like pH, ammonia or nitrites leave nothing up to chance.

Testing Is Key
Clearing the Water

Clearing the Water

API offers reliable three-step filtration for tanks of all sizes with their FILSTAR XP Canister filters and wide variety of filter media. These powerful filters constantly circulate the water, trapping organic waste and odors, removing harmful ammonia and contaminants, and helping good bacteria to thrive in the tank.

Superior Nutrition

Feeding your aquarium inhabitants, whether they're tropical fish, turtles or newts, is something that can be tricky without the right food. API developed a special diet for every type of fish—one that's highly palatable, which leads to less waste in the tank. And that means less ammonia to cloud the water. For your turtle friends, premium floating pellets and stick treats provide multiple vitamins for a stronger, healthier shell.

Superior Nutrition
About API

About API

Through extensive and continuous research and development, API created quality products for all levels of fishkeeping. As people who are passionate about fish care, they understand the rewards of keeping up a successful aquarium or aquarium. With easy-to-read guides and premium treatments, foods, filters and testing equipment, API helps aquarists establish and maintain an environment where fish can flourish.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Annoying to have to open each pack

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    why don't you sell this item in a bottle? the packets are hard to open. Plus, it doesn't work. My goldfish still have issues! It's annoying that I spent money for a product that doesn't work and is not user friendly.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    efective and easy to use

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    My fish was swimming sideways and at times he was just floating like his rear end would pull him up and so I moved him to 5gal tank (i had treated the waterto make it safe) , I added this mefication according to instruccions also added "general cure " fromAPI too fed him frozen gréen peas and better food the omega and he is better not swiiming weird and póoping green .

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for BGA

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    I use this to eradicate blue-green algae when I get an outbreak. Works great....2 tabs in 37 gallons, repeat in 2 days. Get at it when it first shows up!

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    Problem wiith order

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    Correct product but wrong quantity. I have had good results using E. M. Erythromycin in the past.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Erythromycin

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    Nice product to keep on hand for bacterial infections. Broad spectrum antibiotic and not a daily activity makes this one more convenient.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Using this to treat Popeye in my beta tank..fish is doing much better

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Treats Cyanobacteria

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    Just one dose cleared my planted 55 gallon of nasty cyanobacteria (blue green algae). None of my plants nor sensitive fish were harmed and no negative effect on nitrifying bacteria. Important to remove as much of blue green algae as possible and do a good filter cleaning before treating. Extra aeration is always good idea when using antibiotics.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this product!

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    I have a 3,000 aquaponics system but have a separate 500 gallon tank for for raising my fingerlings. I get my fingerlings from a pond supplier and the fish are inexpensive but several times they come with health issues. I try to always keep enough E.M. Erythromycin on hand to treat my new babies. I have only once had to treat my big system which meant taking the plants off line. No matter what my fish issue have been, the product solved the problem and my fish remain healthy afterward. I highly recommend this product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This Healed My Pearl Gourami

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    I used this product in my 38-gallon tank. My female pearl gourami had some redness near her gills, then she developed what looked like an open sore. Her fins were down and her feelers were gone. This deterioration went on for over a month. She was failing. After a complete treatment of E.M, Erythromycin (carefully following the package instructions) she started to heal. Now, one week later, she is all better. The sore is healed, her colors are back and her feelers are regrowing. Please note: make sure to buy enough! It takes FOUR doses to complete the treatment. The box contains 10 packets of powder; each packet treats 10 gallons of water for each of the doses. For my 38 gallon tank, I I used this product in my 38-gallon tank. My female pearl gourami had some redness near her gills, then she developed what looked like an open sore. Her fins were down and her feelers were gone. This deterioration went on for over a month. She was failing. After a complete treatment of E.M, Erythromycin (carefully following the package instructions) she started to heal. Now, one week later, she is all better. The sore is healed, her colors are back and her feelers are regrowing. Please note: make sure to buy enough! It takes FOUR doses to complete the treatment. The box contains 10 packets of powder; each packet treats 10 gallons of water for each of the doses. For my 38 gallon tank, I needed 16 packets; I had to buy 2 packages to treat my tank. Also note, the instructions say to remove the carbon filter through treatment. I also have a biological filter, so I had to call the company. Only the carbon filter needs to be removed. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    It worked for me

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    I keep mollies so this is really good to keep handy

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