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SEACHEM KanaPlex 5g

$15.40
  • Antibiotic medication, treats fish fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Absorbed through both skin and gills
  • Ingestion not required
  • Treats freshwater and marine fish

Seachem Kanaplex heals fish from fungal and bacterial diseases and is easily absorbed by fish through their skin and gills, so no ingestion is required.

Seachem KanaPlex is a blended kanamycin-based medication that effectively treats several fungal, and bacterial fish diseases (dropsy, popeye, fin/tail rot, septicemia).

Because it is absorbed by fish, it is useful in treating internal infections in those situations where food is refused.

Seachem KanaPlex does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon. When used in a medicated food mix, it is excellent for treating bacterial infections in tanks that contain invertebrates.

For use in freshwater or marine aquarium.

Indications

Seachem KanaPlex is appropriate for treating a variety of fungal and bacterial fish diseases listed below.

Popeye

  • Eyes protrude or appear to be popping out of the head. Popeye is caused by a buildup of fluid behind the eye and is often seen in conjunction with Dropsy.
  • Suggested Treatment Period: 1 week

Cloudy Eye

  • Bacterial infection: Eye appears clouded or filmed over. Cloudy Eye is a bacterial infection on the surface of the eye. It is common in tanks that are overcrowded or full of aggressive fish.
  • Suggested Treatment Period: 1 week

Fin Rot

  • Bacterial infection: Fins appear shredded, frayed, or decaying. Fin Rot is frequently mistaken for damage from fin-nipping fish. Contrary to the name, this is actually caused by bacteria, not fungus.
  • Suggested Treatment Period: 7 days or until infection clears
  • Special Considerations: Fin Rot is often found as a secondary infection (that is an infection that started because the fish was already sick). Make sure to check for additional infections.

Hemorrhagic Septicemia

  • Aeromonas hydrophilia: Reddish streaks in the fins near the body or under scales. Common in goldfish. Associated with overcrowding and stress, particularly in goldfish and koi. It can also be caused by a virus.
  • Suggested Treatment Period: 1 week
  • Special Considerations: This infection is strongly linked to crowding and poor water conditions. Make sure your fish have clean water and plenty of space.

Dropsy

  • Symptom of internal damage: Fish appears bloated, scales stick out in a pinecone-like manner. Dropsy is a result of damage to the liver, causing fluid to build up in the fish. It often starts as bloat and progresses to Dropsy over time.
  • Suggested Treatment Period: 1 week
  • Special Considerations: Dropsy is a sign of severe internal damage, not a symptom of a specific disease. It is treatable with KanaPlex if caught early, but sometimes the damage is too severe to respond to medications. The best defence is to catch internal infections early, before they progress to this stage.

Mouth Rot

  • Columnaris: Damaged fins, ulcers and yellowish patches on gills, tissue on head and mouth eaten away. This infection appears gruesome, but is entirely treatable. It is common to see fungus-like tufts around the face and mouth in addition to deterioration of tissue. It is essential to catch this disease early to prevent long-term damage.
  • Suggested Treatment Period: 1 week
  • Special Considerations: Columnaris is very contagious. If possible, remove the infected fish to treat separately in a hospital tank.