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Old 12/22/2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Question I'm sure it's a bad idea- can I feed my carpet antibiotic soaked krill?

My blue carpet got tangled up with the tank sea hare and ever since (for the past two months) has had inverted/bubbled mouth.... feeling like it might have an infection secondary to the toxins/trauma of the sea hare ordeal. It is now deflated and not looking very good. I didn't think it would survive this long this anyway, and it is pretty deeply attached to the tank to get it moved into a QT.
So I know this sounds ridiculous, and it's a really bad idea...but has anyone ever tried soaking krill in a low dose antibiotic and directly feeding to the nem? Just wondering if this has been attempted and gone terribly wrong before..... otherwise it might be a last ditch effort. Thanks for any experience or thoughts you guys have!!!!

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Old 12/22/2017, 09:06 PM   #2
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Edited: mouth is everted/extruding and bubbled.... not inverted.

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Old 12/23/2017, 08:47 PM   #3
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If it will eat it’s not likely to have an infection IMO. I’ve never had a sick anemone that would eat.

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Old 12/26/2017, 01:30 AM   #4
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A few things:

Your anemone likely will not eat anything because it is sick.

You do not want antibiotics in your tank.

Feeding a "low dose" of an antibiotic opens the door wider for antibiotic resistance. You would be giving bad bacteria an opportunity to develop resistance to that antibiotic. This is part of the reason why when your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic, they tell you to finish the entire prescription.

You should pull the nem and treat it in a separate tank, if it's still alive.

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Old 12/26/2017, 11:59 AM   #5
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IMO, anemone cannot keep antibiotic inside themselves. Feed anemone antibiotic down not have the same effects as feeing land animal antibiotic. Plus sick anemone will not eat as mention previously. Essentially it is the same as treating the whole tank which is not a good idea


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Old 12/29/2017, 09:24 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.... he still eats, so must not be sick enough to die on me yet. I worry I could make it worse by attempting to move him into QT and treat... guess I will keep watching to see if something else is bothering him or if he worsens I'll try to move and treat him. Thanks for the input!

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