Anti-Parasite & Antiseptic Treatment for Koi
Treats: Fish Lice, Leeches, Anchor-Worm, Parasites & Ulcers
• Excellent bath treatment for all infections
• Cleans pond water
• Reduces chemical oxygen demand
Dosage: NT Labs Koi Care Permanganate is an excellent bath treatment for ulcers, parasites and all infections @ 10ppm dose (10 ml/40 litres - 30 mins). Can also be used for general cleaning of pond water and reducing chemical oxygen demand @ 1ppm dose rate (10 ml to 400 litres). As a treatment to the whole pond, dose at 2ppm (10 ml to 200 litres).
Directions: Use when fish have lice, leeches, anchor worm, parasites or ulcers. When treating the whole pond, switch off UV until all the pink colour has gone from the water. Provide plenty of aeration, especially during dip treatments.
When Permanganate comes into contact with organic material, it breaks down and becomes ineffective as a treatment. To remain effective, the water must remain pink for 10 - 12 hours. If the water becomes brown, the Permanganate is no longer working. Add more, bit by bit, until the water remains pink. This is the reason that permanganate is best used as a bath with clean water which will remain active for the full duration of the treatment.
If you need to neutralise very rapidly because you have overdosed - add Koi Care Chlorgo or failing that in a real emergency add a small amount of cows milk - the permanganate excess energy will be spent neutralising the organic material and not strip the fish. Red should go brown and then you are safe. Change some water to refresh thereafter.
Use the bath treatment for parasites such as Costia, Trichodina, Chilodenella etc. Use the dip treatment for fish lice, leeches, anchorworm and to clean ulcers. Permanganate should never be mixed with other treatments or used at temperatures over 22oC. Do not leave fish in the strong dip treatment for more than 30 minutes.