Non-staining mediation effectively treats marine Ich and more. Hikari Ich-X SW is proprietary formula of water and formaldehyde (<3%) that effectively treats disease conditions caused by marine Ich, marine fungi, protozoa and flukes. Non-staining formula will not discolor aquarium silicon or live rock. To treat marine "Ich" (Cryptocaryoniasis) conditions, add one teaspoonful (~5 mL) of Ich-X SW per 10 gallons of water. For use in saltwater marine aquariums. 16 oz treats 960 gallons.
Note: Do not use Hikari Ich-X SW with any other medications, sulfinate-, or sulfoxylate containing water conditioners.
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|Directions for Use|
To treat marine "Ich" (Cryptocaryoniasis) conditions, add one teaspoonful (~5 mL) of Ich-X SW per 10 gallons of water.
For Best Results
For use as a short term bath (dip), add two teaspoons (~10mL) per gallon of water and expose the diseased fish for approximately 30 minutes. Do not overdose.
Caution: Do not use with any other medications, sulfinate-, or sulfoxylate containing water conditioners. Ich-X SW can cause stress to some invertebrates but recovery is likely following use. If severe stress is noted, perform an immediate 50% or larger water change.
Contains: A proprietary formula of water and formaldehyde (< 3%).
Purpose and Benefits
General Diagnosis and Treatment of "Saltwater Ich" (Cryptocaryoniasis)
The signs of "saltwater Ich" in fishes is usually evident by the appearance and persistence of numerous, small (but visible) white spots on the fishes' skin, scales, eyes and fins. The disease is often called "white spot disease." These spots are known as cysts. It must be understood that the cysts are usually found on the gills of the diseased fishes where they are not visible without inspecting the gills. The only outward sign of the involvement of the fishes' gills is labored respiration that is often accompanied by a drastic darkening or lightening of the fishes overall coloration. Fishes with "saltwater Ich," where the white spots are not yet visible on the body, will usually exhibit lethargy and repeated "flashing" or scratching and scraping against sides or bottom or against objects in the aquarium.
Clinical Signs and Treatment of Other Diseases of Aquarium Fishes
Diseases Caused by Fungi (Saprolegniasis):
Amlyoodiniasis (Velvet, Gold Dust Disease, Rust Disease):
Dosage: Aquarium Solutions Ich-X SW is dosed at a rate of one teaspoonful (=~5 mL) per 10 gallons of water. This produces a nominal concentration of 15 mg/L of formalin.
Aquarium Solutions Ich-X SW may be used in aquarium systems containing invertebrates such as shrimp, crayfish or snails, however, observe the reactions of these organisms carefully and remove them from the treated water if they show adverse reactions. While Aquarium Solutions Ich-X SW has been tested on a wide variety of invertebrates, it must be noted that treating diseased fishes must always be performed in a separate quarantine/treatment (Q/T) tank. In many instances where a treatable disease has occurred in an aquarium with mixed animals types (e.g. a marine "reef" tank) and where removal of the diseased fishes is not possible, it will often be best to revert to a method of control utilizing frequent and large water treatments and cleaning and replacement of filter media (where applicable). This control method will require patience and a suitable supply of prepared, properly conditioned, saltwater.
Aquarium Solutions Ich-X SW is not for human or veterinary medical use. It is not for use on food or game fishes. It is not for use in open waterways, rivers, streams, canals, irrigation ditches, lakes, recreational ponds, nor in aquarium or pond systems which empty directly into any such waters. To repeat, do not use Aquarium Solutions Ich-X SW with any other drugs or treatments (including any other "saltwater Ich" treatments). Remove carbon filtration, if used, and shut off foam fractionators (protein skimmers). Do not shut off water pumping, but cleaning mechanical filter media, prior to starting treatment, is recommended. Once the treatment is concluded, replace the carbon with new material.
Standard Treatment Procedures
Repeat treatments, as necessary, with pre-treatment water changes of 10% to 25% depending upon the period between treatments. The closer together the treatments the smaller the water change can be. Repeat at least every 24 hours until a cure is affected. Re-treatment as often as every 8 hours is possible if the fishes can be closely observed and progress of the disease careful observed. For such frequent re-treatments, the diseased fishes can be more easily observed in a proper Q/T tank.
Observation of the cycle of the appearance and disappearance of the white spots should dictate the course of the treatment. At those times when the spots are gone, or reduced in number, the Aquarium Solutions Ich-X SW should be re-dosed following a water change. Treatment should continue for no less than three (3) days after there are no visible signs of Ich.