Marine White Spot Remedy Polyp Lab Medic Reef Safe 30ml
Medic is a highly effective treatment for external fish parasites present in both marine and freshwater environments. It contains an antibiotic component and a reef-safe oxidizing agent that work together to help eliminate parasites. It is particularly effective against:
Marine Ich - Crytpocaryon irritans
Freshwater Ich - Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
Marine Velvet - Amyloodinium ocellatum
Does not harm invertebrates
Does not harm nitrifying bacteria
Buffered to maintain physiological pH
How Medic works: Many external fish parasites have very similar life cycles. In particular, these parasites have an ""attached"" stage (trophonts), a ""matured"" stage (protomonts), a ""reproductive"" stage (tomonts), and a ""free-swimming"" stage (theronts/dinospores). Most available treatments do not target the free-swimming stage of the parasite which is one of the primary difficulties in dealing with these infections.
Research with ciliated protozoans has shown that the ""free-swimming"" stage of these parasites have remarkably consistent hatching times. We have engineered our medication to be most efficient during this stage.
Our medication targets the trophont stage of the parasite but is also very effective in disrupting the life cycle during the ""free-swimming"" stage. Thus, when using the medication, hobbyists should try to maintain the highest concentration of the medication during this ""free-swimming"" timeframe - when the oxidative component in the medication is particularly effective against theronts/dinospores.
Active Ingredients: Metronidazole, Peroxide acids.
Will treat approximately 550G / 2082 Litres of system volume.
For in tank treatment:
Use one level scoop of Medic for every 50G of your system volume twice per day.
Dose once in the morning (Before 10am if possible).
Dose once in the evening (After 10pm if possible).
Continue to dose for 10 days.
Note: UV, ozone and carbon must not be used during the treatment. Protein skimmers can be run as normal.
The infection may seem to disappear when white specks are no longer visible on the fish. This is merely part of the natural cycle of the parasite and you must continue dosing the product for the entire course (10 days) to be maximally effective.