Antiprotozoan: This is for treatment of protozoans like Hexamita and Spironucleus. Hi-Protein Flake is now used to make up the base formula for this flake. Fish that have been infected by protozoans have generally lost weight and are in need of the extra protein during their recovery period. It is most effective when combined with a heat treatment. Feed twice a day for six consecutive days. Feed no other food during this time.
Active ingredient: metronidazole. Also contains beta glucan for immune boosting. Metronidazole is water soluble, so the 10-second feeding method is a must (See Article section of Tabs). We recommend feeding our Prevent & Recover Flake for 1 week after the medicated feeding is discontinued. For ornamental fish use only. Keep a supply of medicated flakes in your fridge or freezer for those times when disease unexpectedly arises. Better safe than sorry!
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It is a good idea to get the fish accustomed to our flakes if you haven't been feeding them, before offering the medicated flake. The medication doesn't taste the best and many fish will ignore it, unless they are very accustomed to the base flake. We recommend you get the fish eating either our Freshwater Flake or The Works Flake very well, before attempting to feed the medicated flake. Making it a part of their diet for a couple feedings each week, will give you the best chance of getting your fish to eat the medicated flake vigorously.
Properly treating diseased fish is one of the most difficult things a hobbyist can do. Most bacteria and internal parasites are best treated from inside the fish. Freshwater fish do not drink. They take in water through osmosis, which does not allow medication to enter. Therefore, putting the medication in the water has little effect, unless you're treating for an external parasite or a body fungus. The best route for a hobbyist to take, is to use a medicated food. This gets the medication inside the fish, where it can do its work. We have developed a treatment system that will enable hobbyist to become much more successful at treating their fish.
Using Medicated Foods:
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