Re: NANFA-- Antibiotics

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 22:39:39 -0800

At 10:59 PM 11/11/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Does anybody else have "bad feelings" about using antibiotics?
>Granted, I hate to see innocent life perish as a result of what was
>probably my error, but in my case, I don't think I've ever seen a
>successful recovery from disease in a specimen (after treatment, that
>is), and the world has antibiotic resistance problems to deal with
>because of excessive use of antibiotics on human patients alone ("My toe
>hurts, doc - can I have a prescription?")

>So where do we draw the line?

Probably at aquarium use for sure. What could be the worst that would
happen if you were somehow able to develop a resistant type of pathogen in
your aquarium? Your fish would die and eventually you would disinfect the
tank. That's why some chemicals still sold for aquarium use are illegal
for food fish or for fish released into the wild.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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