I have the dreaded white spot.:GEEK:
Are you thinking of preparing marine,antiparasitic solutions at home?
Malachite green is available usually WITH formalin(formaldehyde 30-40%) for many FW and some marine ECTOPARASITE use.
It is carcinogenic. STAINS like a GREEN FEMALE DOG!!!
Malachite green, from KOI dealers easiest, next bet is Chemical, lab suppliers, or pharmacy by special order.
Quinine HCl, chem/lab suppliers, or pharmacy.
It produces clear, transparent solution, usually best known as the classic ANTIMALARIAL....
hehehe You can find some quinine in Indian Tonic Water , at local cafe'
Call me, I have MUUUCH safer, easier-to-use medicines .
WHY do you even NEED these, I must ask?
I have been reading up on this menace and the truth of the matter is you have to get your fish out of the display tank, as you will never get rid of the white spot unless the life cycle is totally (4 weeks) destroyed. As much of a pain in the butt this is, I am going to do it, because my Tangs are consisently getting white spot every couple of weeks. This means that the ICH is living in my tank and won't go away till I QT all my fish.Hi Warr - perhaps Obi-Wan can confer: You also increase your alkalinity to higher levels (even if only temporary), as well as increase water temperature (temporarily). I believe that the higher alkalinity kills of the marine ich spores, as well as the higher temp increases the metabolism, which makes them die faster too.....
I totally agree, my Tangs love whitespotWarr there are some fish that get ws no matter what you do, Regal tangs, Powder blues, Achilles etc are very prone to ws, but it is seldom fatal and is usually caused by some sort of stress. Even adding a new fish stresses my Achilles enough to get ws. I usually just run UV for a week or two during that period. If the fish come down badly then i use a fresh water dip to help them through.
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