Aquarium Bacterial Medications
Mardel Maracyn Two Aquarium Medication treats and controls a number of gram-negative pathogenic bacteria that can cause serious disease and even death in aquarium fish. This safe, fast-acting powder formula is non-toxic to invertebrates and safe for use in fresh and marine aquariums.
- Provides broad spectrum relief from bacterial infections
- Treats fin and tail rot, gill disease, dropsy, popeye and more
- Fast dissolving powder medication
- For fresh and saltwater aquariums
Maracyn Two powder is a broad-spectrum treatment developed for use in aquariums. Due to its unique properties, it is absorbed by the fish through the skin. It is primarily effective against gram-negative pathogenic organisms. Internal diseases are more difficult to detect than external ones and early detection is almost impossible. Symptoms of clamped fins, general listlessness, not eating or other unusual behavior can be caused by internal infections.
All suspected bacterial infections should be treated immediately. Follow dosage directions as detailed on product packaging for safe, effective treatment. Some cloudiness may occur while using Maracyn Two.
Dosage: One packet contains 0.021 oz (0.6 g) powder.
Day 1: Add the contents of two packets per 10 gallons of water.
Day 2-5: Add one packet per 10 gallons of water.
Repeat this five day treatment once if needed.
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Seachem Focus is an antibacterial polymer for internal infections of fish. It may be used alone or mixed with other medications to make them palatable to fish and greatly reduce the loss of medication to the water through diffusion.
- Antibacterial polymer for internal infections of fish
- May be used alone or mixed with other medications
- Freshwater and marine medication
Directions: Use alone or in combination with medication of your choice in a 5:1 ratio by volume. Feed directly or blend with fresh or frozen food. Feed as usual, but no more than fish will consume. Use at every feeding for at least five days or until symptoms clear up. This product is not a feed and should not be fed directly. Its intended application is to assist in binding medications to fish food.
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Mardel Maracyn Aquarium Medication by Fritz Aquatics treats and controls a number of pathogenic bacteria that can cause serious disease and even death in aquarium fish. This safe, fast-acting powder formula is non-toxic to invertebrates and safe for use in fresh and marine aquariums.
- Provides relief from bacterial infections
- Treats body fungus, gill disease and popeye
- Fast dissolving powder medication
- For fresh and saltwater aquariums
Maracyn is a specially compounded broad-spectrum treatment which has been shown to be effective against a number of pathogenic bacteria associated with ornamental fish disease. It was developed for complete but gradual dissolution in water. It is primarily effective against gram-positive pathogenic organisms. Symptoms of clamped fins, swollen eyes, heavy or rapid breathing, patchy coloration, change in swimming behavior or corner hiding can be signs of possible bacterial infection.
All suspected bacterial infections should be treated immediately. Follow dosage directions as detailed on product packaging for safe, effective treatment.
Dosage: One packet includes 0.021 oz (0.6 g) powder. Add the contents of one packet per 10 gallons of water and repeat every 24 hours for 5 days. Repeat this 5 day treatment only once if needed.
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Seachem KanaPlex is a blended kanamycin-based medication that safely and effectively treats several fungal and bacterial fish diseases, including dropsy, popeye, fin/tail rot, and septicemica.
- Safely and effectively treats several fungal and bacterial fish diseases
- Useful in treating internal infections
- Marine and freshwater medication
Because it is absorbed by fish, Kanaplex is useful in treating internal infections in those situations where food is refused. It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon. To enhance palatability use with Garlic Guard. Food may be refrozen.
Directions: Use 1 level spoonful (180 mg) for every 20 L (5 gallons). Repeat every 2 days as required up to a maximum of 3 doses. Turn off UV, ozone, and chemical filtration. To feed, blend 1 measure with about 1 tablespoon of frozen food paste. Food may be refrozen.
Active Ingredients: Kanamycin Sulfate (40%).
Inactive Ingredients: Potassium Sulfate (60%).
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Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Aquarium MelaFix heals open wounds and abrasions, treats fin and tail rot, eye cloud, mouth fungus and promotes regrowth of damaged fin rays and tissue. For use in freshwater or saltwater / marine aquariums.
- All natural tea tree extract antibacterial fish remedy
- For use in freshwater or saltwater / marine aquariums
- Rapidly repairs damaged fins, ulcers and open wounds
- Promotes regrowth of damaged tissue and fins
Aquarium MelaFix will not adversely affect the biological filter, alter the pH, or discolor water. Safe for reef aquariums and live plants.
Dosage: 5ml treats 10 U.S. gallons of water
Directions: Shake well. Remove activated carbon if possible. Add 5ml per 10 U.S. gallons of aquarium water.
- 4 oz treats 236 gallons
- 8 oz treats 474 gallons
- 16 oz treats 946 gallons
- 64 oz treats 18,900 gallons
- 256 oz treats 75,600 gallons
Disease or wound treatment: Dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Continue treatment, if necessary.
Adding new fish: Dose daily for 3 days.
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API Furan-2 contains two furan compounds to combat a wide variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial diseases, including bacterial gill disease, open red sores (Aeromonas spp.), body slime and eye cloud, black molly disease (Flavobacterium columnaris) and fin and tail rot.
- Anti-Bacterial Fish Medication
- For Fresh and Saltwater Aquariums
- Each powder packets treats 10 gallons of water
- Four doses required for full course of treatment
This medication will not harm the biological filter. Note: This medication will cause a slight discoloration of water which can be removed with activated carbon.
- 85 mg treats 10 gallons (10 pack treats 100 gallons)
- 850 grams treats 3,270 gallons
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API Bettafix is an all natural antibacterial medication for Bettas. For use on wounds, ulcers, mouth fungus and fin and tail rot. Use whenever Bettas exhibit signs of bacterial or fungal disease, such as red ulcers, frayed or torn fins, slimy patches or cottony growths.
- All natural antibacterial medication for Bettas
- For use on wounds, ulcers, mouth fungus and fin and tail rot
- For whenever Bettas exhibit signs of bacterial or fungal disease
Bettafix also helps heal open wounds and tissue damaged by handling, netting and fighting. Bettafix promotes rapid re-growth of damaged fins and skin. Contains the healing power of Melaleuca, a variety of Tea Tree.
Dosage: 1.7 oz treats 20 gallons (75 L) of freshwater.
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API Triple Sulfa Powder is a special formula of three sulfa treatments to effectively remedy bacterial infections. This medication will not harm the biological filter and will not color aquarium water.
- Anti-bacterial fish treatment
- Controls a wide variety of pathogenic bacterial fish infections
- Treats mouth fungus, body slime, fin and tail rot and more
Treats infections such as hemorrhagic septicemia (blood streaks in fins and body and localized swelling), bacterial gill disease, fin and tail rot, cotton mouth disease, body slime and eye cloud for both fresh and saltwater fish.
Directions for Use: For best results, remove activated carbon or filter cartridge from filter and continue aeration. For each 10 gallons (38 L) of water, empty one packet directly into aquarium. Repeat dose after 24 hours. Wait another 24 hours, then change 25% of aquarium water. Repeat this treatment a second time, for a total of 4 doses. Then make a final 25% water change and add fresh activated carbon or replace filter cartridge. Treatment may be repeated, if necessary.
Dosage: One 10 Count package treats up to 100 gallons. Four doses required for full treatment.
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API E.M. Erythromycin Powder treats a broad range of bacterial fish infections including hemorrhagic septicemia, fin and tail rot, mouth fungus (cotton mouth), open red sores and bacterial gill disease in freshwater and saltwater aquariums. Powdered fish health remedies allow easy dosing for easier, faster, and more effective treatment.
- Broad spectrum antibacterial fish treatment
- Allows treatment and control of bacterial fish infections
- Treats fin and tail rot, open red sores, mouth fungus, and more
This treatment can also be used with many parasite treatments to prevent secondary infections.
Active Ingredients: Erythromycin.
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Seachem PolyGuard is a highly effective treatment and preventative against all common bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases in exotic fish. PolyGuard is one of Seachem's strongest medications and ideal for use when you are unsure of the disease or when fish are suffering from multiple infections.
- Treats bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases
- Very broad spectrum medication for marine and freshwater fish
- Excellent choice when unsure of the disease
PolyGuard treats a wide spectrum of the most prevalent infections suffered by fish, including Fin and Mouth Rot, Ich (white spot), Hemorrhagic Septicemia, and Fungus.
Tip: Many bacterial infections appear along with poor water quality or a preexisting (primary) infection. Test your water for quality and do water changes as necessary to reach optimal conditions before treating with a medication.
Before Treating: Remove all invertebrates - these are extremely sensitive to medication. Turn off UV filters, ozone filters, and remove chemical filtration like MatrixCarbon and Purigen. Ensure that your tank is fully cycled and stable; poor water quality is the root cause of most fish diseases, and adding medication will do no good if the water chemistry is still bad.
Dosing: Use 1 measure (included) per every 10 gallons (40 L) of water. Repeat this dose every 72 hours for a maximum of 2 weeks. Repeat every 3 days for up to 2 weeks or until symptoms disappear. Use whenever introducing new fish.
After Treating: When the treatment period is over, PolyGuard can easily be removed using activated filter carbon like MatrixCarbon. It does not linger in the substrate or filter media of the tank.
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Tetra Fungus Guard uses quick dissolving, fizzy tablets to treat a wide range of bacterial and fungal diseases and infections in your freshwater aquarium fish. For use in all freshwater aquariums.
- Clears fungus and bacteria fast
- Protects against secondary infections
- Works without raising water temperature
Fungus Guard uses fizzy tablets to get to work on your aquarium immediately. Use to treat a variety of fungus and bateria-related conditions in tropical fish and goldfish, including visible fungus, tail, fin, or mouth rot, hemorrhagic septicemia, dropsy, clamped fins, open red sores, pop eye (enlarged eyes), eye cloud (hazy film over eyes), and swim bladder disease (fish swims upside down or on its side).
Directions: Add one tablet for every 10 gallons of aquarium water. For tank volumes of 40 gallons or larger, and for soft/acidic water, pre-dissolve tablets before adding to the tank. Remove carbon from the filter when Fungus Guard is in use. Second dose: If necessary, add a second dose in 4 days. Change 25% of the tank water before adding a second dose.
Dosage: One 8 Count package treats up to 80 gallons.
Note: Possibility of staining of aquatic and non-aquatic materials.
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SulfaPlex is an effective and safe treatment for many bacterial, fungal and protozoan infestations in the aquarium. While it can be used in both freshwater and saltwater, it is particularly effective against the common bacterial and fungal infections of freshwater fish. It is also among the gentler antibiotics, and great for treating fish that are already stressed. It is easily removed with carbon and does not impair nitrification.
- Treats Many Bacterial, Fungal, and Protozoan Infestations
- Broad Spectrum Antibiotic and Anti-Fungal Medicatoin
- Absorbed Through Gills
- Marine & Freshwater
- One of the Gentler Antibiotics, Great for Treating Fish that are Already Stressed.
INSTRUCTIONS: Dosing in Water Remove all invertebrates - these are extremely sensitive to medication. Turn off UV filters, ozone filters, and remove chemical filtration like MatrixCarbon and Purigen. Use 2-3 measures (included) per every 40 L (10 US gallons). Repeat this dose every 72 hours for a maximum of 3 weeks. Dosing in Food SulfaPlex is most effective when used in the water, but it can also be added to the food. Feed the medicated food mix (recipe below) every day until the infection clears or up to 3 weeks. 1 scoop SulfaPlex, 1 scoop Focus, 1 tbsp food (preferably pellets or frozen food). A few drops of water if using a dry food. To enhance palatability use with GarlicGuard or Entice. After Treating When the treatment period is over, SulfaPlex can easily be removed using activated filter carbon like MatrixCarbon. It does not linger in the substrate or filter media of the tank.
INGREDIENTS: sulfathiazole (69%) Inactive ingredients: excipients (31%)
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Blue Life Blue Vet Rx Green Cyano Rx quickly treats disease-causing cyano bacteria in freshwater aquariums, without harming inhabitants or beneficial bacteria when used as directed. This treatment removes cyano bacteria from rock, plants, sand, and gravel without discoloring aquarium water.
- Quickly treats disease-causing cyano bacteria
- Effective against bacterial growth on rock, plants, gravel & sand
- Will not discolor water or harm fish or beneficial bacteria
- Safe for freshwater aquariums
Prior to Use: Turn off skimmer and discontinue using activated carbon and phosphate remover for 72 hours; they may be resumed after 72 hours, but all other chemical filtration should be removed during the course of treatment. Filter socks are recommended to aid in cleaning the aquarium. Do not use if you have macroalgae or a refugium. Allow 10 to 14 days for results.
Directions: For best results, siphon out as much Green Cyano Bacteria as possible from your aquarium. Remove 1 cup of water from your aquarium and mix with 1 level scoop of GreenCyano Rx for every 10 gallons (37.9 liters) of true water volume in your aquarium. Dissolve thoroughly and pour solution into the aquarium. Discontinue the use of carbon, and ozone during the treatment period. Do not dose in the evenings when lighting is turned off. After desired results are visible, perform a 25% water change and resume the use of carbon, and ozone. If Cyano Bacteria is still visible, perform a 25% water change and repeat dosage.
Note: The best time to start the treatments is in the morning when lighting first comes on. Also, it is important to perform a 25% water change after every dose. In case of accidental tank overdose, the medication can be removed using Clear Fx Pro.
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API Fin and Body Cure is a highly effective treatment for internal and external bacterial disease in fish, including fin and tail rot, bacterial gill disease, hemorrhagic septicemia, open red sores, and body slime and eye cloud. For freshwater aquarium use only.
- Treats internal and external bacterial fish disease
- Effective against fin and tail rot, gill disease, open red sores and more common infections
- For freshwater aquariums only
Dosage: One 250 mg packet treats 10 gallons.
Directions: For best results, remove activated carbon or filter cartridge from filter and continue aeration. For each 10 gallons (38L) of water, empty one packet directly into aquarium. Repeat dose after 24 hours. Wait another 24 hours, then change 25% of the aquarium water. Repeat this treatment a second time, for a total of 4 doses. Then make a final 25% water change and add fresh activated carbon or replace filter cartridge. Treatment may be repeated, if necessary. One 10 Count package treats up to 100 gallons. Four doses required for full course of treatment.
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