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Here is my review on Metronidazole and Seachem's MetroPlex. A great anti-parasite and antibiotic for the treatment of fish.
There are reports of efficacious chemotherapeutants against diplomonad flagellates in vitro () and in vivo (,–). These pharmaceutical treatments (i.e., metronidazole, dimetridazole, and albendazole) are used for infections in ornamental fish () but are not approved for use in food fish (,). One exception is magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts), which has been used successfully to treat intestinal diplomand parasites in salmonids (), but there is limited information in the literature on its application.
Treat with Metronidazole sold in pet stores as Hex-A-Mit or Metrozol. Can be purchased online from several sources. The most effective dose is 400 – 500 mg per 10 gallons of water. A watertemperature of 92+ degrees should be maintained throughout treatment. Dose metronidazole each day after a 50% water change for 3 to 5 days. Water used for water changes should be close to 92 degrees. During treatment feed the discus sparingly of favorite foods like frozen bloodworms. Keep water temperature elevated for a week after treatment ends. It may take a week or so for the discus to regain it’s appetite. In severe cases of long standing disease you may need to dose metronidazole every 8 hours for three days. It is safe to dose all fish in tank or you can remove the affected fish and treat them in a smaller hospital tank. Metronidazole will not hurt your bio-filter.
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Most authorities recommend using the drug Metronidazole to treat this illness. It is available at pet shops under commercial names such as Hexout, Hex-a-mit, etc. It is also available by prescription as the drug Flagyl. The dosage recommended is typically 250 mg/10 - 20 gallons aquarium water. The drug is absorbed through the gills, and works systemically. Remove carbon during treatment, maintain biological filtration. The medication is given every other day with 50% water changes between, for a total of 3 - 5 treatments. Watch water for sign of water fouling as the medication is in a sugar base and bacteria can proliferate. If the affected fish is still eating, it may be given in the food at a dose of gram/4 ounces food. This is an excellent way to treat the illness. A week of such treatment is usually required. Feed only medicated food during this time. Hexamita ( hole in the head ). Trtmt. w/ Metronidazole/Flagyl FW 2/6/14 hi, hoping you can help me. I have a 180 Lt tropical tank with a large variety of fish silver sharks, Plecs, bristle nose, elephant nose, ghost knife fish, flying fox’s, angles, and clown loach’s two of my four clown loaches have Hexamita and have gone of eating. I have had a veterinarian give me a scrip of 400 mg Metronidazole to treat Hexamita at a dose rate of 11 tablets day one, day two 50% water change, day three 11 more 400 mg tablets, treatment via water disbursement. After reading your blogs and many others I am now confused as to what dose rate I should use as I feel 22, 400 mg tablets in three days is going to be a major over dose. Could you please help me with a dose and treatment rate, I have been unable to remove clown loaches to a quarantine tank as it is currently occupied with new stock and do not want to risk putting them at risk, regards Andy Noga's 2d edition, I see a similar protocol ascribed to Langdon (1992a): 25 mg/l (95 mg/gallon... every other day for three days... IF you have 180l... this would come out to 4,500 mg... close to 11 pills. Though some other writers (myself included) call for other SOPs (usually 25 mg/gallon...), and advise one treatment orally over long immersion; I don't think you'll overdose these fishes going the suggested route. DO have the change out water on hand just in case. Bob Fenner>