Maracyn Oxy successfully controls fungus infections caused by Saprolegnia, Icthyosporidium, egg fungus and related species, and common bacterial infections. It slowly releases small amounts of a stabilized oxygen-chlorine combination which, when used as directed, has an unusual ability to treat a wide variety of tropical fish diseases. Fungus infections are usually found at the site of an injury or recent attack from parasites. A true fungus infection has a cotton-like appearance similar to a mold found on fruit, bread or cheese, except that on a fish a fungus is usually white. Fungus infections are very difficult to treat and are usually secondary invaders resulting from an injury on the fish or recent wounds from parasites or bacterial infection. Once the fungus starts growing on the fish, it usually continues to grow and enlarge. Unless medication is provided, death results.
- Ingredients: Sodium Chlorite
- Use Instructions: The use of a hospital tank is recommended. It is always wise to check your water quality levels to ensure they are within their acceptable ranges before administering any water treatment. No water changes, pH or temperature adjustments necessary if readings are in ideal range. Maintain normal filtration and air.Use 1/2 capful (2.5 mL) per 10 gallons of water. Repeat as needed for not more than 5 days. It is suggested to always increase tank aeration during treatment to ensure an adequate oxygen supply for sick fish. Switch off UV sterilizers during treatment. Should fish exhibit signs of distress neutralize the medication by using an aquarium dechlorinator, such as FritzGuard®, Fritz A.C.C.R. or Fritz Complete. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for dosing.Note: Not suitable for use with starfish or related species. Consult a veterinarian or fish expert for assistance in diagnosis of disease causing organisms and treatment options.