Medicated fish food to help treat bacterial and parasitic infections.

A few years ago when Tetra stopped producing anti-parasitic fish food, the company explained that there was not enough demand for the product. But thankfully aquarium keepers have again started to look into this option for their sick fish and we now have several important options available to us hobbyists for when we have to treat our sick fish. This article outlines the available common medications, discusses the ingredients and attempts to narrow down which medicated drug may be better for our needs.

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I don't have specific anti-parasite food for Betta's. I recently bought (and haven't used) Jungle brand Anti-parasite medicated fish food. Will that do? Says it has praziquantel. You don't have to give me any money. I'll send a bit in a small baggie, in an envelope.

Medicated Foods - Drs. Foster and Smith

While I was waiting for the Levamisole to arrive I used the Medicated food called Dr. G’s Anti-Parasitic Rx frozen fish food is a welcome idea in the hobby and we’re hoping it works. Most parasitic treatments merely treat the water hoping for delivery of medications from absorption or from using copper chemicals that are devastating to sensitive invertebrates. Dr. G’s took the approach of treating the fish food with the medicine to treat parasites like ich, brooklynella, uronema, crypto and oodinium to name a few.

New Life Spectrum ICK SHIELD Sinking Pellets

The three different blends of the new foods include Dr. G’s Anti-Parasitic Caviar, Anti-Bacterial Caviar and De-Wormer Caviar. What each of these three new medicated fish foods treat is self explanatory but how they do is also pretty interesting.

G's Anti-Parasitic Caviar Fish Food


I was just at my local lfs and thye have the Anti-Parasite Medicated fish food from Jungle. It says it has 1.0 %metronidazole, .5 % praziquantel 0.4 % levismol.I see that they no longer make Jungle anti parasite medicated fish food so I'm looking for a alternative to treat the whole tank. I have a 75 gallon with 9 2 to 3 inch fish.A few years ago when Tetra stopped producing anti-parasitic fish food, the company explained that there was not enough demand for the product. But thankfully aquarium keepers have again started to look into this option for their sick fish and we now have several important options available to us hobbyists for when we have to treat our sick fish. This article outlines the available common medications, discusses the ingredients and attempts to narrow down which medicated drug may be better for our needs. The best vehicle to get medication into a fish is through their food, not through the water they swim in. Our unique formula provides the Anti-Parasitic efficiency of Chloroquine plus the premium nutritional value of Dr.G's Caviar MAX, made with the finest and freshest ingredients.