Hikari Usa AHK73254 Prazipro for Aquarium, 4-Ounce
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- Hikari prazipro 4oz
- For disease conditions caused by flukes, tapeworm, flatworm and turbellarians
- Oxybispropanol and <5percentage praziquantel by weight
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TREATMENT CYCLE: Treat entire tank, do not use quarantine. Start with largest water change possible. Remove carbon (resume normal filtration) and add PraziPro for 5-7 days. After first treatment is complete, perform at least a 75% water change and wait exactly 4 days before re-dosing, do not return carbon yet. After 4 days perform 25-50% water change and re-dose PraziPro for 5-7 days. After second treatment is complete, perform a 25-50% water change and return carbon to remove any remaining medication. The reason you are treating twice is to kill any freshly hatched fluke eggs. NOTE: fluke eggs will not hatch when prazi is present on the first dose. This is why you need to wait 4 days between doses. DO NOT mix prazipro with any other medication. Minimal levels of aquarium salt are fine during and after treatment for healing purposes. If your fish are heavily infested with parasites, I recommend treating with chelated or ionic Copper before using PraziPro.
Moving on now. It should be noted that all fish, whether they're from a reputable breeder or a pet store, will have flukes (particularly gill flukes). It's next to impossible to completely get rid of them, so it's necessary to treat at least once a year to keep the numbers low. Think of it like worms in dogs - you'll never be able to erradicate them, but you can control the population to prevent a negative effect on the animal's health. Speaking of which, some fish will also have worms (usually tapeworms) which this product will get rid of too.
You need to have a good idea of what is causing your fish to be ill or die. My water quality had been perfect I have LOTS of plants and do weekly water changes in my 80 Gal tank. It is well filtered and my oldest fish in that tank is 5 years old. I bought some new fish emperor tetras and shortly after my older black tetras started dying off. One black tetras was very fat looking Not dropsy. So I decided that it most likely was internal parasites. Sure enough after doing a 90% WC I added Prazi pro. After the treatment my bloated tetra was back to normal and I did not lose any more fish.
As I said My tank is heavily planted and all my plants did well no problems with growth or anything.
This Prazipro can be used in freshwater, marine tanks and in ponds. The bottle states it treats Flukes, Tapeworms, Flatworms and turbellarians. This makes Prazipro a great dewormer. My biological filter was not compromised at all from using this product for 2 back to back treatment periods. My ammonia and nitrite levels remained at 0ppm and my nitrate remained at 20ppm. I haven't needed to buy any new fish in a long time but when I do, I will be dosing the tank with this prazipro as a preventative. This product is a clear pink color and does not stain the tank or cause any color changes in the water. My aquarium remained clear throughout the process. If this review was helpful to you in any way, please let me know by clicking on helpful. Thank you so much!! :)