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Otc - Active Ingredient
Active Ingredients: 170 mg Nitrofurazone per teaspoon.
Dosage & Administration
Directions for Use:For best results, remove activated carbon or filter cartridge from filter and continue aeration.For each 20 gallons (75 L) of water add 1 scoop (1 tsp.).For larger systems, for each 240 gallons (908 L) of water add 12 scoops (4 Tbsp.), or for each 960 gallons (3,634 L) of water add one cup.Repeat dose after 24 hours.Wait another 24 hours thenchange 25% of the aquarium water.Repeat this treatment for a second time, for a total of 4 doses. Four doses are required for a full course of treatment.Then make a final 25% water change and add API BIO-CHEM ZORB, fresh activated carbon or replace filter cartridge. This treatment may be repeated, if necessary.NOTE: This medication will cause a slight discoloration of water which can be removed with API BIO-CHEM ZORB or activated carbon.
Warnings And Precautions
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.For aquarium use only.Not for human consumption or for the treatment of fish intended for human consumption.Avoid contact with skin and eyes. May cause irritation.! WARNING:This product can expose you to chemicals including Nitrofurazone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.HUMAN WARNING:Carcinogenesis: Nitrofurazone, an active ingredient in Furan-2, has been shown to produce mammary tumors on rats and ovarian tumors on mice.Some people may be hypersensitive to this products.Either wear gloves when dosing or wash hands afterwards.
Indications & Usage
Diagnostic ChartHemorrhagic Septicemia:A bacterial infection of the bloodstream. Fish may show blood streaks on the body and fins, bleeding (red patches) and localized swelling.Body Slime and Eye Cloud:Eyes develop a white haze and/or protrude from the head. Slimy patches appear on the body. Fish may scratch on objects and exhibit rapid breathing. Infection may cause abnormal osmotic function resulting in fluid accumulation to the eyes and/or body.Open Red Sores:A bacterial infection that causes open red sores on body. Infection can range from very small ulcers to deep skin lesions. Coloring can range from reddish or gray ulcers to very dark areas associated with necrotic (dying) tissue.Fin and Tail Rot:Fins appear ragged and split. In severe cases, fins and tail are almost completely eroded.Secondary fungal infections, observed as white, "cottony" growth, commonly occur.Bacterial Gill Disease:Fish may breathe heavily and show bright red gills. Fish may sit at bottom of aquarium or near the water's surface. However, visual diagnosis is often difficult.Treatment TipsQuarantine aquarium. Remove any dead fish immediately. Do not remove or add any live fish to the infected aquarium. Bacterial pathogens can be spread to other aquariums by nets, algae scrapers and wet hands.To aid osmoreregulation and ease stress of infected fish, add 1 tablespoon of API AQUARIUM SALT for each 5 gallons (19 L) of aquarium water, or 1-1/4 cup for each 100 gallons (378 L).Medicating an aquarium with antibiotics may suppress the biological filter. API QUICK START contains live nitrifying bacteria to strengthen the biological filter. Add QUICK START after the final water change.This medication may be used with API anti-parasitic medications, including API GENERAL CURE.