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API E.M. Erythromycin Freshwater Fish Bacterial Disease Medication

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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
    94401
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish
  • Product Form
    Powder
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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Took care of Cyanobacteria

    By SealbeachComber on May 21, 2021

    Couldn't find this locally. Shipping was a little slow. But it worked. I followed the instructions to the letter (had to read them three times because the wording is awkward) and the nasty emerald green stuff is gone. Before I started, and with each water change, I used a bare syphon tubing end to vacuum up as much as the stuff as I could.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Treatment for Blue-green algae

    By DeeJay on Mar 17, 2021

    We purchased this product to remove blue-green algae from our aquarium. One treatment and it is gone. We did a follow-up treatment just in case but I really think 1 did the trick. I can finally turn my lights on the tank again.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Not sure if it works

    By Mittens on Feb 24, 2021

    I used it as directed. He seemed to do better. Then fungus came back. Tried to treat again. This time he spazed out. It might have been too soon. I did a water change, put a filter in, and he seems comfortable. This stuff it hit or miss like all meds for animals and humans. My fish might just be too sick.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Works

    By KHales on Jan 9, 2021

    I was shopping in a general store one day when I noticed the Goldfish they were selling were very sick. One fish had fin rot so bad it's fin had been eaten down to the flesh. I asked if I could have it for free cuz I said I would have to pay for the treatment. So they gave the fish to me. 8 days of erythromycin, the fish got better. 5 months later the fish (Twitch) is thriving and it's fin is growing back. This medication is my go-to! Please take note of the before and after pictures of the goldfish.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful almost lost a fish

    By Ghosty101 on Jan 25, 2021

    I got it from the pet store and it did a miracle with my sick betta fish wasn’t moving and heavy breathing just finish the first treatment and his already swimming and has an appetite again (since my betta fish was extraordinary sick I only did half the recommended dosage per gallon didn’t want my fish to go into shock)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cured my fish !

    By Tippy on Dec 19, 2020

    I purchased this by accident . It was the wrong antibiotic , so I thought . When I opened the box and realized it was not the one I was looking for I contacted Chewy and they offered me a credit right away . All they asked was that I donate this to the nearest shelter . They were super helpful . And very considerate regarding the health of my fish . They tried to find the meds I was looking to buy unfortunately it was no longer available in their store or online at all. The next day I decided to give this a try since my fish was near death anyway . He was pale , not eating and his spine looked like he was bent in half . He kept going to the top gasping for air , then sink right to the bottom I purchased this by accident . It was the wrong antibiotic , so I thought . When I opened the box and realized it was not the one I was looking for I contacted Chewy and they offered me a credit right away . All they asked was that I donate this to the nearest shelter . They were super helpful . And very considerate regarding the health of my fish . They tried to find the meds I was looking to buy unfortunately it was no longer available in their store or online at all. The next day I decided to give this a try since my fish was near death anyway . He was pale , not eating and his spine looked like he was bent in half . He kept going to the top gasping for air , then sink right to the bottom . This was going on for a week I knew I needed to act quick or he was going to die . After removing the carbon and following the directions to a T he came back to life , it was a miracle . His color came back . He started eating again and I notice he didn’t look ‘bent’ anymore . It was a Miracle . Not sure what was going on with him . Maybe he hAd caught some bacterial infection from the water change or something cause this happened to him 3 weeks after I changed his water . He’s a happy fish now . He greets me every morning for feeding -time like his usual self . If it wasn’t for Chewy convincing me it might work I may have never tried it . So thanks Chewy . You saved my fish … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work at all

    By jrock on Feb 10, 2021

    It was a shame this was a lot of money for a dud. You would think that a company in business as long as they are would make a product that works

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved my pond gold fish.

    By Sherri on Sep 6, 2020

    Worked great to save a larger Older pond goldfish. I isolated it to a 10 gal tank outside in shady area With an aerator dropped in and one floating plant. Covered with netting and did 25 % water change a day with medication stirred up for 4 doses/days. Observed and relocated fish back to pond and it acted Like a juvenile again. It had injured itself .scratched scales caught in skimmer brush and picked up bacteria infection. This product worked amazing. I will now keep some in stock at all times.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    By Lemondrop75 on Nov 22, 2020

    I bought this product for my sick fish. After trying to order it on two other site that were out of stock. I ordered on chewy and got it with in two days!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst medication further aggravated everything

    By Mittens on Aug 25, 2020

    I bought this setting so many great review's. The API fungus cure really helped my black moor alot but didn't treat it completely did I tired this. My poor baby has far more aggressive fin rot and white spots are now forming! Awful! I'm posing aquarium salt will help it now.

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