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

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Help to treat bacterial infections and discourage those germs from spreading among your finned friends with E.M. Erythromycin from API. Dirty water, rapid temperature or pH fluctuations, injuries and exposure to infected fish are just a few of the things that can cause bacterial infections in fish. These infections cause unpleasant symptoms like slime, mouth fungus, gill disease and more. But this simple solution contains erythromycin, a broad spectrum antibiotic that can treat most bacterial diseases, usually in 48 hours. It can also help prevent secondary bacterial infection when used with any API Super Ick Cure. Just remove activated carbon or filter cartridge from filter and add one packet for every 10 gallons of water.

Key Benefits
  • Treats a wide range of bacterial diseases such as body slime, mouth fungus, open lesions, bacterial gill disease and hemorrhagic septicemia.
  • For use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • This medication will not color the aquarium water.
  • Can also help prevent secondary bacterial infection when used with any API Super Ick Cure.
  • Contains erythromycin, a broad spectrum antibiotic that can treat most bacterial diseases, usually in 48 hours.

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  • Item Number
    94400
  • Brand

    API

  • Aquarium Type

    Freshwater, Saltwater

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Works fast!

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    Noticeable difference in the healing of red sores on my Gold fish in 24 hours.

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  • Good product, but too late for my fish

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    I believe if I had known of this product sooner, it may have helped my fish, but I learned of it too late.

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  • removes bad smell

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    Four applications work great. Didn't seem to hurt the fish. Stuff came quckily

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  • Fast acting

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    Erythromicin is a gentle antibiotic, that is a tad weaker than others, however that shouldn't deter you from trying it. It's an excellent antibiotic, and when dosed correctly, will not harm the filter bed. If you've tried other antibiotics without success, make sure you find out if it's gram-positive or negative. If a gram negative product ceases to work, you'll want to try gram-negative. Erythromicin is gram-positive, and is best used for minor infections, such as fin rot and mild external issues. You can safely do an extra round of treatment once your first round is completed, just in case your fish seems to need it, however, and extra dose may compromise your filter bed, so keep an eye on Erythromicin is a gentle antibiotic, that is a tad weaker than others, however that shouldn't deter you from trying it. It's an excellent antibiotic, and when dosed correctly, will not harm the filter bed. If you've tried other antibiotics without success, make sure you find out if it's gram-positive or negative. If a gram negative product ceases to work, you'll want to try gram-negative. Erythromicin is gram-positive, and is best used for minor infections, such as fin rot and mild external issues. You can safely do an extra round of treatment once your first round is completed, just in case your fish seems to need it, however, and extra dose may compromise your filter bed, so keep an eye on your parameters. Excellent product! Also, just as a precautionary, if you can help it, don't pour antibiotic-treated water down your drains. Bacteria has started to become antibiotic resistant, because of prolonged exposure to disposed human antibiotics. … more

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    This works fast. Good price, extremely fast shipping. Love Chewy

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  • The packets are just the right amount.

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    The erythromycin dosage for the tanks are great. Easy to use. I do have arthritis and the packets are well sealed. It would be easier to use if the product was in capsules that melted in water or tablets. That dissolved when stirred. I usually have to use scissors or get someone to open them for me The medicine is great and seems to be fast acting on my Jack Dempsey's Thank you

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  • Easy to use.

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    Doses already measured & packaged for convenience. Works quickly.

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