Expiration Date: 7/2018
Fish Flex Forte (Cephalexin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide range of non-specific bacterial infections during the most active and multiplying stages of infection.
Each capsule contains:
Cephalexin Monohydrate.......................500 mg
Add contents of one Fish Flex Forte (Cephalexin) capsule (500 mg) into aquarium for each 20 gallons of water to be treated. Repeat in 24 hours. It is suggested that a partial water change be made between treatments. While duration of treatment depends on type and severity of infection, it is recommended that extended medication baths continue for a minimum of 5 days & for not more than 10 days. Discontinue treatment if no improvement is noted within 5 days.
Caution: For aquarium and ornamental fish only. Not for human use. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep container tightly closed and in a cool dry place. Not to be given to fish intended for food use.
Antibiotics in tablets or capsules- The same USP grade antibiotics produced by companies that also produce antibiotics for human use. Each tablet or capsule is labeled, imprinted, and often color coded with a special code that can be used to identify the type and strength of the antibiotics by doing a simple web search and comparison. Most all antibiotic tablets or capsules come in either 250mg or 500mg strengths and are for use in ornamental or pet fish.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. What are fish antibiotics?
A. Fish antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections in fish. The antibiotics that are used to treat fish are the same or similar as the antibiotics that are provided for human use from antibiotic manufacturing companies, depending on type of antibiotic and form. Antibiotic tablets and capsules used for ornamental and pet fish are the same as the antibiotics dispensed from the local pharmacies for human use, except that they are clearly labeled for fish use only, not for human consumption.
Q. If the antibiotics for fish are the same as the USP grade antibiotics that are dispensed from human pharmacies then why are should humans not take them also?
A. The law clearly states that any antibiotic for non-human use needs to be labeled as “not for human use” regardless of application. Thomas Labs sources it’s antibiotics from the same USP grade manufacturing as antibiotics used for humans, but we are not doctor’s and do not deal in human health problems. Only a doctor can correctly prescribe antibiotics for specific need in humans. Thomas Labs and JHL Supply/CampingSurvival.com will take no responsibility in the misuse of these products made for animals. If a human is sick and needs antibiotics then it is likely that person also needs the expertise and guidance of a doctor.
Q. If your fish antibiotics are labeled “not for human use” does that mean I can give them to my dog or cat, or other sick animal?
A. Thomas Labs makes antibiotics for fish. While it is true that the antibiotics you may be prescribed at the veterinarians office may be exactly the same as the antibiotics we make here for fish, it is likely that if your animal is sick enough for antibiotics then they should be under the care of a veterinarian. Thomas Labs makes no claim to the efficiency or application of our antibiotics in any other animal besides fish, and takes no responsibility in the misuse of its products made for fish when used in other animals or humans.
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Please Note: Size, shape and color of pills may vary by batch. (Bottle has changed, see second picture to see what the bottle will look like)
Please Note: This item can not be shipped to Canada.
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Posted by Jeena on 10th Aug 2016
Several of my fish were suffering from what appeared to be scale abrasions when a friend recommended this product. Heal.fish was reasonable and it got here quickly. After just four days of treatment, my fish are definitely already looking very much better.
Posted by Bj on 15th Jan 2016
I'm very pleased with your company. It was easy to order, it was shipped sooner than I thought and received the same. After 6 days, this product is working. Very Very pleased.