Medic is a highly effective water conditioner used to control external fish parasites present in both marine and freshwater environments. It contains a reef-safe oxidizing agent and is particularly effective against:
Marine Ich - Crytpocaryon irritans
Freshwater Ich - Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
Marine Velvet - Amyloodinium ocellatum
- Completely reef-safe
- Buffered to maintain physiological pH
- Does not harm invertebrates
- Does not harm nitrifying bacteria
: 30mL - (Treats 550G of aquarium volume)
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 product to be most efficient during this stage.
Our conditioner 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 Medic, 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: Crystallized Peroxide Salts.
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.
After treatment is complete, run granular activated carbon for 2 or 3 days.
Store product in a cool and dry location, away from direct sunlight.
Is Medic reef-safe?
Yes. We have tested Medic in many different reef aquarium conditions and we have found absolutely no adverse effects on any corals or invertebrates.
Can I run my protein skimmer while using Medic?
Yes, During the use of the product, it is recommended to continue the use of your protein skimmer.
Can I use other medications while using Medic?
We do not recommend using Medic concurrently with other forms of medication. If you chose to use other medications during the use of Medic, you will be doing so at your own risk.
Can I use Medic in a hyposaline quarantine environment?
Yes. The medication is not adversely affected by hyposalinity.
How many scoops are in a bottle?
There are approximately 200 scoops per bottle.
Why is it important not to use UV/Ozone/carbon during treatment?
UV sterilizers and ozone generators will react with the oxidizing components of Medic. In addition, the use of carbon will remove the anti-biotic component of the medication. In either of these cases, the effectiveness of the medication will be significantly reduced.
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