Areas of application: Trichosal is effective against bacterial and fungal infections of the skin, as well as skin parasites. The pathogens are Flexibacter columnaris, Saprolegnia, Achlya, Trichodina, Chilodonella, Costia and also Oodinium.
Symptoms of disease:
Symptoms caused by the pathogens listed above can be for bacteria: white spots on the mouth, ragged fins, reddish ulcers on the skin.
For fungi: light, cotton woollike formations on the skin and on the eggs of the fish.
For skin parasites: velvetlike coating on the fish, very small light dots on the skin and the fins.
Precautionary measures: Trichosal should not be used in combination with other medications. If your fish have been treated with another medication beforehand then a major water change must be undertaken before treatment.
Pay attention to the water quality in your aquarium and reduce the organic pollution of the aquarium water from biological and chemical by changing the water regularly. Very dirty filters should be cleaned before treatment, always keep the aquarium filter running during treatment! During treatment, UV lamps must always be turned off and oxidators removed (hydrogen peroxide).
Whilst treating the aquarium with Trichosal no active filter agents (activated carbon, phosphate remover, etc.) may be used in the filter in order to prevent reactions with bonded contaminants. Ionexchangers (e.g. for removing nitrates, etc.) must be removed from the water circulation system of the aquarium during treatment with Trichosal.
As with all treatments, the fish must be monitored regularly and carefully during the treatment. As a precaution, ornamental snails and shrimps should be removed from the aquarium before treatment with Trichosal.
Dosage and application: Use the measuring beaker contained in the pack and distribute the medication on the surface of the water.
The dose is: 1st. day 1 ml to 40 litres of the aquarium water, the 2nd. day 1 ml to 40 litres of the aquarium water. In stubborn cases, on the 3rd and 5th day a follow-up dose of 1 ml to 40 litres of the aquarium water can be given.
As with all medications, the recommended dose of Trichosal should not be exceeded.
Contraindications and side effects: Trichosal is a new product and is well tolerated. There are no known side effects. The aquarium keeper is encouraged to inform a veterinary surgeon or pharmacist and the manufacturer of any so far unknown side effects.
Warnings: Keep out of the reach of children! Do not use on animals intended for consumption. Keep in the original packaging and protect from light and heat, also store in a frost-free location. The medication must not be used after the expiry date. Trichosal may stain if spilt.