Combination fish medication with two powerful ingredients for effective treatment against Ich. Safer than other medications for scaleless fishes as well as catfish and tetras. Controls Ich and a wide range of external freshwater protozoan diseases including white spot disease, Costia, Trichodina, Chilodonella, as well as, saltwater external parasites such as Cryptocaryon and Amyloodinium. Also treats fungal infections in fishes. Contains formaldehyde and a zinc-free chloride salt of malachite green. For use in aerated fresh and saltwater aquariums. Not recommended for use in aquariums containing invertebrates (Mormyrids and freshwater stingrays may also be adversely affected by Rid·Ich+). 4 oz doses 240 gallons. 16 oz doses 960 gallons. Sorry, not available in California.
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|Contains: Formaldehyde (11.52% formalin) U.S.P. grade 4.26% and premium quality zinc-free chloride salt of malachite green 0.038%. Made in the U.S.A.
Suggested Treatment Procedures
Treatment of Freshwater and Saltwater External Parasites
Treatments may be repeated as often as every 6 hours (depending upon the severity of the particular disease and the tolerance of the diseased fishes). Treatment should be repeated no less than every 24 hours (see Step #3) and continued for at least 3 days beyond the disappearance of all signs of disease.
Typical treatments of freshwater ich will be six to seven days long (meaning six to seven partial water changes followed by re-dosing of Rid·Ich+). The actual time necessary will depend upon the particular disease, the degree to which the fish are affected, and how early the disease is detected and appropriate treatment started. Note: Failure to properly diagnose a given disease and failure to start appropriate treatment early enough will often result in the death of some or all of the diseased fishes.
After treatment, make a 40% water change.
Some situations may warrant the transfer of the affected fishes to a separate quarantine tank. If you elect to follow this procedure, the original aquarium or pond should remain devoid of any fishes for a period of not less than 4 days to ensure that any remaining parasites have expired. Carefully inspect the fishes prior to returning them to the original aquarium or pond to ensure that all signs of the infestation are gone.
Purposes and Benefits
Rid·Ich+ is recommended as the best treatment for Ich (white spot disease). Efficacy is improved and the treatment time is often reduced when compared to treatment with either malachite or formalin alone. Additionally, the Rid·Ich+ formula utilizes the less common but also less toxic chloride salt of malachite green (this is the same salt used in Kordon's Malachite Green).
The Rid·Ich+ combination in this formulation is relatively non-toxic for fishes, but may not be tolerated by certain invertebrates, when used as directed. It may be used for the treatment of "scaleless" fishes.
Be aware that some mormyrids (i.e. elephant noses) and freshwater stingrays may be adversely affected by Rid·Ich+. Rid·Ich+ is not recommended for use in aquariums containing invertebrates and may cause severe stress or death to certain species of these animals. If Rid·Ich+ must be used in aquariums containing invertebrates, tests should be performed to determine a particular animals' tolerance to this medication.
As with any medication, caution should be exercised whenever utilizing a chemical for the first time on a species of fish for which its tolerance is unknown. Always terminate treatments early (with partial water changes or filtration with granular activated carbon) if signs of undue stress occur. Do not treat fishes, which cannot be directly observed during treatment.
Rid·Ich+ is stable indefinitely in solution. It must be stored above 50°F (10°C) to prevent product precipitation. Do not freeze. Do not use Rid·Ich+, or any product containing formaldehyde that has been frozen. Keep tightly closed when not in use to prevent loss of formaldehyde.