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15d. Medications/Treatments

Microbe-Lift Ich-Out
MICROBE-LIFT/ Ich-Out is the safest and most effective treatment for "ich" and many other protozoan-caused diseases in aquarium fish (e.g. those diseases caused by Ichthyophthirius, Cryptocaryon, Costia, Trichodina, Chilodonella, Oodinium and Amyloodinium). Ich-Out treats the protozoan diseases of freshwater and saltwater fish commonly called "ich". In freshwater, the disease is caused by Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, and in saltwater the disease is caused by Cryptocaryon irritans. The signs of both diseases is the presence of small white cysts that appear as raised spots that resemble salt crystals on the body and fins of the diseased fish. It is also an effective treatment for fungal infections of aquarium fish.
• Treats "ich" diseases in freshwater and saltwater
• Safe for use on most scaleless fish and tetras
When used as directed  MICROBE-LIFT/Ich-Out will not harm biological filtration and is generally recognized as safe for use on scaleless catfish, tetras and loaches. As with all treatments, the prompt use of MICROBE-LIFT/Ich-Out will help insure a complete recovery of the diseased fish. MICROBE-LIFT/Ich-Out is a powerful treatment and may not be tolerated by fish that are heavily traumatized by their disease.

EL147 16oz

Kanamycin effective against red streaks in fins, hemorrhaging, dropsy, fin and tail rot, inflamed gills, skin ulcers, and some fungal infestations. It can be used in small ponds but treatment in a quarantine tank is best. Dose Kanamycin at 1/4 teaspoon Kanamycin per 20 gallons of water. Treat every 24 hours with a 25% water change before each treatment. Continue to feed medicated food. Treat for 5 to 7 days.
treats 200 gallons
AL4002 treats 1000 gallons

AquaLife Praziquantel
Effective against external parasites, flukes, flatworms, turbellaria, and tapeworms. Can be used in fresh or saltwater. Product is much safer than other anti-parasitic medications. Do not stop filtration, but remove activated carbon and stop foam-fractionation (protein skimming) and UV sterilization. Any water used should first be conditioned with AquaLife Complete Water Conditioner. Repeat as necessary, but no more than once every 3 to 5 days. May be used as a preventative, at the standard dosage, when disease is likely. Do not use with other drugs or disease treatments. May cause temporary foaming. Non-toxic to commonly kept aquarium animals or plants. Freshwater or saltwater use.
AL4011 treats 250 gallons
AL4012 treats 2000 gallons

Fungus-Ease combines two major anti-fungal ingredients. It also includes a healant and assists the natural slime-coat to mend and protect damaged tissues. It will not stain the tank and won't cloud the water! (For mouth fungus or fin-and-tail rot, use an antibiotic because these are really bacterial illnesses, not fungal attacks). For increased effectiveness, combine Fungus-Ease with Protect-Ease and Wound-Ease! An effective treatment for white cottony patches on the body and fins. Promotes rapid relief of body fungus on ornamental fish. Provides a natural slime-coat stimulator. Fungus-Ease has been used effectively in treating eye fungus.
GU126 16oz

Melafix Pond
This antibacterial remedy for the treatment of ulcer and bacterial diseases in pond fish rapidly repairs damaged fins and open wounds as well as cloudy eye, pop eye, body slime, and mouth fungus. It does not affect pH, is safe for snails and other invertebrates, live aquarium plants, and will not harm the biological filter. Shake well before using. For wound treatment, add one teaspoon (5 ml) for every 10 US gallons (40 L) of pond water. Repeat dose daily for seven days. After seven days, make a 25% water change. Treatment can be continued if necessary. When adding new fish to the pond or when netting and handling fish, add one teaspoon (5 ml) for every 10 US gallons (40 L) of aquarium water. Repeat dose daily for three days.
APH8156 2liter

Nitrofurazone is the treatment of choice for advanced ulcer disease in Koi, goldfish and other pondfish. Treats red areas and body streaks, body slime, open ulcers, wasting away, bacterial infections, and ammonia exposure. Ideally, treament should be carried out in a separate tank. Standard dosage is one capsule per 10 gallons of water every other day for 3 to 5 treatments. Continue to feed medicated food. Repeat the full treatment after 3 days if necessary.
AL4007 treats 200 gallons
AL4008 treats 1000 gallons

Lice & Anchor Worm Pond Treatment
Microbe-Lift/Lice and Anchor Worm is intended for use with all ornamental pond fish. Not for use with fish or aquatic invertebrates intended for human consumption. Not for human or veterinary use.
This 16 oz bottle will treat up to 4,800 gallons of water.

Purpose: To treat diseases of fish caused by lice and anchor worms.Microbe-Lift/Lice and Anchor Worm is the most effective treatment for diseases of fish caused by lice and anchor worms. When used as directed, it will not harm biological filtration and may be used on scaleless fish. Microbe-Lift/Lice and Anchor Worm may be used in any water temperatures above 40°F. It should be stored in the original container above 40°F and under 100°F. Do not store in direct sunlight. Do not allow Microbe-Lift/Lice and Anchor Worm to freeze.
Directions: Dose at the rate of one fluid ounce per 300 gallons.Prior to the initial use of Microbe-Lift/Lice and Anchor Worm a partial water change of 20&per; is recommended. This removes pollutants for disease-causing organisms and will reduce the number of water-born pathogens. For best results, perform three treatments one week apart with water changes prior to each re-treatment. Contraindication: Safe for use on all ornamental pond fish, reptiles, amphibians and mollusks. Must NOT be used where crayfish and other crustaceans are being cultured.

EL145 32oz

PimaFix is an all-natural concentrated solution for bacterial and fungal infections. Shown to be effective for the treatment of Flexbacter columnaris. Made from Pimenta racemosa oil to treat cotton-like fungal infections, and both internal and external infections. Prevents resistant strains of disease-causing organisms. Use together to treat a broader range of infections with quick tissue regeneration and wound healing. Safe for fish and plants. 16oz treats 1000 gallons. Does not affect pH or the biological filter during treatment. Can be used in combination with MelaFix Pond above.

APH8157 16oz
APH8158 64oz

Use AquaLife Aquarium Salt to maintain good electrolyte balance, to promote general fish health and to inhibit disease. Electrolytes facilitate oxygen uptake and the release of carbon dioxide and ammonia through the gills. AquaLife Aquarium Salt contains the proper balance of electrolytes to maintain healthy gill function. Salt added to the aquarium reduces the effort the fish must expend in eliminating excess water from their tissues. The saved energy from eliminating excess water is then available for use by the fish’s immune system to take care of other potential problems. Salt also affects the internal fluids of some pathogens that cause fish disease by disrupting the organism’s internal pressure and reducing its ability to complete its disease cycle. The presence of salt also helps counteract any nitrite toxicity.


•• We cannot be responsible for fish loss due to treatments outlined on this site.
We encourage you to buy healthy livestock from reputable dealers, observe fish carefully at regular intervals and test your water frequently for problems.
Prevention is always your first line of defense against disease. •• 

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