Instant Ocean Sea Salt, 160-Gallon: Aquarium Water Treatments

You’ve learned how to use aquarium salt. But which aquarium salt treatment is your best bet?
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(commonly known as freshwater white spot disease, freshwater ich, or freshwater ick) is a common of . It is caused by the . Ich is one of the most common and persistent diseases in fish. The protozoan is an . White nodules that look like white grains of salt or sugar of up to 1 mm appear on the body, fins and gills. Each white spot is an parasite. It is easily introduced into a fish pond or home aquarium by new fish or equipment which has been moved from one fish-holding unit to another. When the organism gets into a large fish culture facility, it is difficult to control due to its fast reproductive cycle and its unique life stages. If not controlled, there is a 100% mortality rate of fish. With careful treatment, the disease can be controlled but the cost is high in terms of lost fish, labor, and cost of chemicals.
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Make sure that when you do treat with antibiotics, you follow the recommended course including all recommended does and FULL treatment amounts (for all fish), especially when fish improve. This is a point that many aquarists do not follow.
Well meaning aquarists will purchase just enough medication for one or two doses when three or four are the minimum required. Then, the fish may improve somewhat and the aquarist assumes all is good, but the fish goes “downhill”.
Subsequent treatments with the same antibiotic are now not as effective due to the disease pathogen building up an immunity to this antibiotic. Nutrafin Cycle Biological Filter Supplement, 16.9-Ounce: Aquarium Water Treatments
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Having an aquarium is having another responsibility. You need to take care of it and make sure that all organisms inside are in good condition. Medications and treatments are necessary if anything happen.

Copper has long time been used for treatment of aquarium algae, fish parasites, and snail eradication. This includes external treatment of freshwater and marine Ich, Oodinium, and fungus. It is has been said on popular aquatic sites, that people are attracted to using Copper as a treatment in the display tank, because it does not discolor the tank, but with using Copper, caution and some understanding does needs to be involved. Improper use can cause harm to the tank. Water chemistry and other environmental factors will determine dosing details of the Copper treatment.n early the 1970's, when I was just 13 or so, ("marine ich") and ("marine velvet") were a bit less of a problem for my fish than they are now when I quarantine new fish as an aquarium curator. The reason was a product called Marex from the Aquatronics Corporation (they have long ceased operations). Marex was sort of a wonder drug for us back then - simply adding a single $1.99 dose protected the fish in a 50 gallon aquarium from many diseases plus it killed the unsightly algae that grew all over the tank decorations back in those days! When the company went out of business I moved on to using other products. For the past 25 years, I've been using ionic copper measured with a spectrophotometer twice a day to control marine ich and other protozoan diseases. Copper is slow to affect a cure, and the difference between a therapeutic dose and a dose harmful to some fish species is slight. Still, it seemed to be the best method for quarantining or treating active diseases in fish. Thinking back to when I was a youngster, I did some research and discovered that the active ingredient in Marex was chloroquine, and I was familiar with that drug as it was being used by other public aquariums. Acquiring some myself five years ago, I've begun incorporating it into my arsenal of aquarium fish disease treatments. A few home aquarists have begun re-exploring its uses as well, often calling it by the shorthand name of "CP" which stands for chloroquine phosphate. This article provides those aquarists with additional background information to enable them to be better able to use this "new" drug if they wish - having options is always a good.Adding water to an aquarium straight from the tap with no treatment can harm or even kill the inhabitants. This is because most water from a utility supplier has added chemicals to ensure that is safe for humans to drink.