|*||Non-antibiotic treatment for true fungal infections on aquarium fish and eggs
|*||Successfully controls aquarium fish of fungal and certain bacterial infections
|*||Effective treatment for freshwater and saltwater ornamental aquarium fish|
Non-antibiotic treatment effective against true fungal infections on aquarium fish and eggs. Fritz Maracyn Oxy 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. Fritz Maracyn Oxy successfully controls fungus infections caused by Saprolegnia, Ichthyosporidium, egg fungus and related species and common bacterial infections.
Treatment for use with ornamental fresh and saltwater aquarium fish. 4 oz Fritz Maracyn Oxy treats 472 gallons.
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.
Special Note on Fritz Maracyn Oxy
Fritz Maracyn Oxy has been shown to be effective against certain gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.
Fritz Maracyn Oxy can be used to treat fish exhibiting the following symptoms: clamped fins, swollen eyes, heavy or rapid breathing, patchy coloration or any change in behavior of the fish. All suspected bacterial infections should be treated immediately.
Fritz Maracyn Oxy is not a toxic material but certain people may have a reaction. Use the following antidotes:
- External Antidote: Flood skin with plenty of water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.
- For Eyes: flood with plenty of water and call a physician immediately.
- Internal Antidote: Drink large quantities of milk. Call physician.
Follow dosage directions as detailed on the product packaging
Directions & Dosage
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.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Fritz Maracyn Oxy
Q. Is Maracyn Oxy safe for plants?
A. Yes, it is generally safe for plants. Some more sensitive or finer leaved species may show some yellowing during treatment but should recover. If using an abundance of caution, you may want to treat livestock in a hospital or quarantine tank.
Q. Does Maracyn Oxy affect the biological filter?
A. Maracyn Oxy has been tested with known strains of nitrifying bacteria with no adverse effects noted. When used as directed, Maracyn Oxy does not interfere with the biological filter.