Rated 1.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by ThisGuineaPigGoesWheeeeee I purchased this as an emergency gap measure whilst awaiting my delivery of Thomas Labs' Fish Cycline (which, by the way, I HIGHLY recommend. Never had problems w/their products, the purity is USP human grade, and the price point is pretty sweet, too) as I'm very protective of my fishy babies and don't like to see them sick or suffering. This was a huge mistake as well as a waste of time, effort, and money as I couldn't return this to the PetSMart that I purchased it from. Also, contacting API's customer disservice personnel was nigh impossible, but given the inferior product, I'm not shocked. If I could give this item negative stars, I would, but as I can't do that or not star it at all, there's simply the star. It doesn't even deserve that.
This product didn't have any effect on my fish during the five days I was forced to rely on it. I'm glad that it didn't kill or otherwise harm my fishies that I could really tell, but they certainly didn't get any better. The rot continued despite its use, so it wasn't even good enough to halt its progression - which would've been something. Also, it turned the water and annoying orange color and this orange film stuck to the glass of my aquarium also. It was a pain in the rear end to remove, too, taking several hours and lots of elbow grease, soap, and at one point bleach was used. Yes, I followed the directions with one exception: I removed about a third of the water per change just to be on the safe side as I know that tetracycline can be nasty if it builds up and that toxicity can cause severe organ damage, even failure and thereby death in extreme cases.
Because of this experience I've made it a point to always keep in stock extra meds for my fish family, just like I do for my other furry family and fleshy family members (and for myself, too). The alternative isn't at all worth it, at least to me.
March 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by serenitynow Not a good choice for fin/tail rot
I purchased this product to treat my betta's finr rot, but discovered later that this was not the best choice.
This is a broad spectrum antibiotic that treats both gram positive and some gram negative bacteria. Fin rot is gram negative, so this *might* work for you, but probably not.
This product turned my water orange and created a foam on the surface of the water. After 4 treatments I saw no improvement.
After doing some reading I switched to Triple Sulfa and that actually worked. A tip for anyone treating fin rot: continue the medication with 25% water changes every other day until the fins start showing regrowth. It is best not to continue this for more than 15 days at a time without giving your fish a week long break from the meds. Mine started showing improvement at the 7th treatment.
March 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by GJones Try something else...
unless you want dark orange water and lots of scum to skim off.
Followed directions and not only had to do two 25 percent water changes have had to do a 33 percent water change and no question will have to do at least one more.
The fish with cloudy eye seems to have improved.
There are better products out there without the problems associated with this particular one.
January 12, 2015