Help keep your ornamental shrimp looking and feeling great with Brightwell Aquatics Florin-I for Biotope & Freshwater Planted Aquariums. This convenient, easy-to-dose iodide and iodine supplement encourages regular exoskeletal molting and healthy growth.
Scientifically formulated specifically for ornamental freshwater and brackish water crustaceans maintained in planted and/or biotope aquariums, Brightwell Aquatics Florin-I for Biotope & Freshwater Planted Aquariums also helps prevent iodine-deficiency issues (such as goiter) in fish by providing critical iodine in a time-release form.
When used in conjunction with appropriate Florin supplements, including Florin Delta GH+, Florin Delta KH+, and FlorinMulti, Brightwell Aquatics Florin-I helps establish and maintain proper water chemistry in planted and community freshwater aquariums.
For optimal results, ensure that crustaceans receive appropriate foods and that you properly maintain the water chemistry in your aquarium. Brightwell Aquatics Florin-I for Biotope & Freshwater Planted Aquariums contains no phosphate.
Shrimp, lobsters, and crabs all have an exoskeleton composed of a chitin/calcium carbonate composite material. The growth of crustaceans involves secretion of a new exoskeleton and molting of the old one; early life stages of crustaceans undergo constant molting to arrive at the adult stage, whereupon molting continues throughout the specimen’s adult life, albeit at a lower frequency. Adding iodine to closed aquatic systems housing crustaceans has been consistently shown to elicit molting in specimens that had not done so previously.
Florin-I provides iodine and iodide, the former in a time-release low-level method, the latter as a free ion. For optimal results, ensure that crustaceans receive appropriate foods and that the water chemistry in the aquarium is maintained within the proper respective ranges. TDS/General hardness, alkalinity, and elements that improve crustacean coloration and food utilization are provided by Florin Delta GH+, Florin Delta KH+, and FlorinMulti, respectively.
Does not require refrigeration. Maintained free of contaminants, remains viable indefinitely. Not impacted by temporary freezing.
Instructions and Guidelines
Shake product for 3-5 seconds before each use. Begin dosing by adding 1 drop per 10 US gallons in the aquarium per day for a period of 10 days. If no molting occurs, then dosage may be increased by 1 additional drop per 10 US gallons/day (a total of 2 drops per 10 US gallons/day). Once crustacean molts, continue dosing rate and volume for an additional 5 days, then decrease to 1 drop per 20 US gallons per day for 30 days (longer if you do not wish to elicit another molt until after the 30-day period).
Daily dosing is critical to eliciting the molting process. Crustaceans often hide for several days after molting to avoid confrontations with rivals or predators while their exoskeleton hardens to normal strength. Calcium is very important to chitin formation in crustaceans, and is provided by Florin Delta GH+. To benefit crustaceans, simply use that product as directed on the label to maintain proper calcium content in the aquarium for plant health. Water with very low TDS (<150 ppm or ~3 dGH) and/or low carbonate hardness (alkalinity) inhibits the formation and hardening of chitin.
Health and longevity of all captive aquatic organisms, including crustaceans, depends upon proper feeding and maintaining water temperature and chemistry within required ranges. Florin-I will not elicit molting unless the resident crustaceans have the necessary nutrients provided by feeding and are in good overall health.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Purified water, USP-grade Potassium iodide and stabilized iodine.
Total iodine (min.) 7,500 ppm.