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5d. 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
EL148 32oz
EL1491 gallon

Ick-Ease promotes rapid relief, and you will not experience discolored or cloudy water conditioners. Carbon filtration should be discontinued during treatment and partial water change done at the beginning and end. An effective blend for the treatment of ICK, at water temperatures over 65 Degrees Fahrenheit (18.34 Degrees Celsius). A conservative formulation that will not burn! It is even safe for many sensitive fish including scaleless and bottom fish, neons, tetras, and young fish. Contains three anti-parasitic ingredients and a a topical healant. Helps reduce chances of secondary infections. Ick-Ease should be correctly dosed on several alternate days in a row to cover the parasite-hatching cycle.

GU121 1oz
GU122 4oz
GU146 8oz
GU147 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.
AL4001 treats 200 gallons
AL4002 treats 1000 gallons

AquaLife Bacta-Dip
Bacta-Dip is an external disinfectant dip treatment for the eradication of bacterial infections in ornamental fish. Bacta-Dip disrupts the cell wall of the pathogens causing collapse and death of the disease-causing organisms. Bact-Dip is particularly effective against Aeormonas and Pseudomonas and other antibiotic-resistant species. Bacta-Dip is a dry powder medication which is mixed with de-ionized or distilled water in a container large enough to accommodate and cover fish to be dipped. The bath should be aerated with an airstone and air pump. Affected fish are placed into the container for 3-5 minutes. Observe fish carefully for stress and skin appearance. Following treatment, fish are returned to the pond or aquarium. The bath treatment should be repeated every other day for one week. If diagnosed soon enough, skin eruptions should heal within 15 days. Bacta-Dip can be used as a preventative prior to introducing new fish to a system.

AL4019 1 gallon
AL4020 5 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.
treats 250 gallons
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.
GU124 1oz
GU125 4oz
GU145 8oz
GU126 16oz
GU127 1 gallon

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.

APH8154 8oz
APH8155 16oz
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.

EL144 16oz
EL145 32oz
EL146 1 gallon

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

Promotes healing. Reduces internal electrolyte loss. Reduces water uptake and lowers urine production. Provides source of minerals for fish. Made from evaporated sea water.
Pond salt reduces metabolic stress in fish by reducing the energy needed to take up minerals and other ions from the water. It also slows the uptake of water into the fish"s body and reduces the amount of urine they have to expel. Pond salts are also an important dietary source of minerals that the fish absorb through the gills and skin.
Directions: Add 23 tablespoons (340 g) for every 100 gallons of water. Note: salts do not evaporate. When adding makeup water to a pond for evaporation, no new salt needs to be added. However, if water is drained from the tank or pond, replacement salt needs to be added. Store away from moisture.

APH1017 16oz
APH1018 33oz

•• 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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