Curtail costly aquarium fish losses and disease treatment with this 100% organic fish disease inhibitor and preventive. Kordon AquaHerbals Prevent Ich is an easy to use treatment composed of multiple 100% organic ingredients that delivers broad-spectrum activity against all types of external and epidermal single-celled infections. Its lack of toxicity makes Prevent-Ich safe and effective for use in all freshwater, brackish or saltwater aquariums, including reef and live rock aquariums.
Kordon AquaHerbals Prevent-Ich contains active ingredients comprised of multiple natural herbals containing naphthoquinone to help prevent and treat diseases caused by ich, fungus, protozoans and dinofagellates. Use Kordon AquaHerbals Prevent-Ich to stop infectious and external parasitic invasions from getting a foothold. Great for use in quarantine tanks! 16 oz. Contents treat 960 gallons. For freshwater and saltwater.
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Directions for use:
- Shake well before using.
- Remove carbon from filter during treatment.
To keep ich and other single-celled infections and parasites from becoming established, add one teaspoon (approx 5 ml) of Prevent-Ich for every 10 gallons (40 liters) of aquarium water. Use if ich (white spots) appear on fish, or whenever fish appear stressed or a new fish has been added. Repeat dosage daily for one week, or longer if needed.
Perform at least a 20% water change at end of treatment. Nontoxic to all biological filters, fishes, amphibians and turtles.
5% Active Ingredients (multiple natural herbals containing Naphthoquinone)
85% Inert Ingredients
Detailed Directions for Use:
For Use as a Disease Preventative when no infections are observed: Treat daily for one week, and continue for a longer period as needed for stressed fishes. Be aware that it is easy to miss seeing infections, particularly when they are out of sight, such as in the mouth, gills, and nostrils of the fish. Close observation is needed, including the fish's behavior to observe abnormal movements.
Use in Fresh, Brackish or Saltwater: Shake bottle well before each use. It is recommended to remove any activated carbon from filters so that the carbon does not reduce effectiveness of the treatment. Prevent-Ich does not interfere with the use of protein skimmers or UV ultraviolet sterilizers. However, protein skimmers remove herbal organics from the water. It is best to discontinue the use of protein skimmers during treatments with Prevent-Ich.
The Standard Dose of Prevent-Ich is 10 drops (from a medicinal eyedropper) per gallon or 1 teaspoon (approx. 5mL) of Prevent-Ich for every 10 gallons (approx. 45.5 liters) of water. In regular treatment, repeat dose daily until 3-4 days after the last infection is observed, including in the mouth, gills, and nostrils. Cold-water conditions may require a longer treatment time.
Water changes between treatments are not required for this treatment to be effective, and are not recommended to be done. After all of the treatments are completed, make a 20% or more water change. If tap water is used, it is recommended to use Kordon NovAqua Plus together with AmQuel Plus to detoxify the water being added.
The protozoan infections that are eliminated by Prevent-Ich include "white spot disease" (Ich) which is recognized by the very tiny white spots that are on the body and fins of the fish, and in the nostrils, gills, and mouth of the fish. Other protozoan and dinoflagellate infections are detected by their epidermal tissue destruction, including desquamation (loss of scales, shredding of skin), hemorrhaging, and respiratory difficulties.
Fungus is recognized as slimy to cottony growths on the surfaces of the fish that usually are variously whitish, to yellowish, to brownish in color. In extreme infections, the fungus kills the fishes. It is normally a secondary infection, so it is important to determine what the primary infection is.
If the fish have white spot disease, also called Ich (Ichthiophthirius), the treatment will need to be made daily every day without omission until all of the "white spots" have hatched out and their young have been killed by the treatments. This may take weeks for all of the "white spots" to hatch out. While they are in the "white spot" stage on the fish, there is no known effective treatment. Only when the "white spots" hatch out and are in a brief free-swimming stage are they susceptible to treatment.
For well-established or severe infections: double the dose. Continue treatments until a cure is effected. It is recommended that for double doses per day, one should be in the morning, the other later in the day. Note that some species of white spot disease (Ich) have only a few hours in the free-swimming stage at which time a treatment is effective in exterminating them. For these species of Ich treatments twice a day are essential for eliminating them to be sure none of the Ich escapes treatment. Do not skip any treatment. For Ich, each white spot will produce up to 250 young (in marine species) or up to 1000 young (in freshwater species). If the Ich or other infection returns when Prevent Ich is used twice a day, it is safe to use a triple dose spaced throughout the day.
For Interconnected Multiple Aquarium Systems: Prevent-Ich can be used in aquariums that are interconnected with a central filtering system and where one or more aquariums are infected while others are not. Prevent-Ich will not harm the fishes, invertebrates, or plants of either the infected or non-infected aquariums. It will provide a means of stopping the spread of single-celled infections between the connected aquariums.