Originally Posted by Phyl
I guess if I've learned anything it is to have the meds on hand, JIC something gets worse and I'm not able to get back to the LFS
Keep an eye on the second clown. If it begins to show any sign of similar ailments QT
it right away and start a Maracyn II treatment. Double the dose daily for 7 full days. If it doesn't end up being bacterial, the Maracyn presents no danger if needing to mix with another med.
As far as having meds on hand, that would rarely help. Although knowing where they can be obtained quickly is a plus. Any problem that pops up wouldn't necessarily be treatable the same way each time and if the animal dies within a day or two, the med would not have generaly made any difference. Many meds also have a shelf life so they may end up being wasted.
If you will be adding more fish soon and feel safer having something then the two main ones would be Maracyn II for gram negative bacterial problems and Cupramine (copper) with the corresponding multitest copper kit. Those and a proper refractometer should allow you to treat the most common ailments as long as you have the proper QT