Originally Posted by Tankless
I do not have a qt tank per se. My tank, a 215, is upstairs with the sump and pumps in the basement. The sump is a 55 with about 25-30 gal
in it. I use this as the qt tank.
Then you will need to administer orally. Antibiotics should not be freely used in a display system.
I would remove the eel and apply meds to the affected area with tweezers and q-tip stick. see bottom picture.
I applied generous amounts and i am sure some was swallowed.
I doubt very much a sufficient amount would be swallowed. It most likely washed away once the eel was placed back in the water.
How much would be needed for a bath type dosage?
Would that be better than injesting?
Dosing orally through foods can often be much more effective than prolonged immersion. It's not used as commonly because baths are easier (although more costly) and it can be tough trying to figure out the dry weight of the dose. Kanamycin for instance is 23 mg
per pound of food. So for an ounce of food, you need to add 1Â½ mg
of the med, rather tricky.
If you are able to set up a QT completely seperate from the main system, you can treat with the Kana @ 100 mg
for about 4-5 days. Gentamycin would be 20 mg
, same duration. If after that time frame there has been little or no improvement, you might need to explore the possibility it is either fungal or Lympho. If you have tried repeated attempts with a lower dose of these two meds, there is also the chance the bacteria is resitant.