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SamS
01/31/2016, 07:21 AM
Hi all! My female H. erectus is showing the beginning signs of bacterial infection :( She had a small cut on her tail and despite my best efforts it looks like it got infected.

I want to start treating her as soon as possible, but unfortunately the only treatments I have on hand right now are erythromycin, maracyn plus, and melafix. My LFS was out of both tetracycline and Furan 2 :mad2: I would like to avoid the melafix as I know it can be a pretty harsh treatment for seahorses. Would the erythromycin be a safe, ok treatment until I can get tetracycline or Furan 2??

rayjay
01/31/2016, 07:59 AM
Yes you can use it but be sure to finish the dosing for the recommended days to lessen the chances of producing bacteria resistant to the erythromycin.

SamS
01/31/2016, 08:44 AM
Thanks for the reply! So do the full Erythromycin treatment then if needed start the Furan 2 or tetracycline yes?

rayjay
01/31/2016, 10:50 AM
I know I can dose tri-sulpha and Furan II at the same time, but I haven't seen anything on mixing Furan II and erythromycin so unless someone else can help on that matter, it would be better to wait out the first cycle before treating with Furan II.

SamS
01/31/2016, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the advice. I'm acclimating her to the hospital tank now and will be starting the erythromycin along with continuing to treat the wound. Hopefully all goes well