Rid-Ich is a combination of two powerful medications which have proven effective in the control of many diseases of freshwater fish caused by external parasites such as white spot disease, Ichthyophthirius, Costia, Trichodina, Chilodonella and saltwater external parasites such as Cryptocaryon and Amyloodinium. The medication can also treat fungal infections in fishes. Rid Ich will not interfere with biological filtrations, and can be used on scaleless fish.
Signs that your fish may be infected with these diseases include: increased respiration; excessive skin mucus; loss of normal body color; scratching on the tank bottom or on objects; lethargic behavior; presence of discrete white spots.
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Use 10 drops per gallon, or 1 teaspoon (approximately 5 ml) per 10 gallons of water, or 4 ounces for 240 gallons of water. This standard dosage produces a concentration of 15 ppm (= 15 mgL) formalin and 0.05 ppm of malachite green.
Contains formaldehyde (11.52% formalin) U.S. P. grade 4.26% and premium quality aquaculture-grade zinc-free chloride salt of malachite green 0.038%. The ingredients meet United States Pharmacopoeia science-based quality standards for health care. The U.S. P. is the official public standards-setting authority for all prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines and other healthcare products.
Used for 7 days and it didn't kill the ich at all, but it almost killed one of my clown loaches. I had called the company and they told me to it was fine to use regular strength on loaches and that I should NOT use half dose. I stopped it, changed water, added carbon and am now treating with salt 1 1/2 tsp per gallon and heat at 86. So far it's working