Medic is a highly effective water conditioner used to control external fish parasites present in both marine and freshwater environments. It contains a reef-safe oxidizing agent and is particularly effective against:
Marine Ich – Crytpocaryon irritans
Freshwater Ich – Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
Marine Velvet – Amyloodinium ocellatum
• Completely reef-safe
• Buffered to maintain physiological pH
• Does not harm invertebrates
• Does not harm nitrifying bacteria
How Medic works: Many external fish parasites have very similar life cycles. In particular, these parasites have an “attached” stage (trophonts), a “matured” stage (protomonts), a “reproductive” stage (tomonts), and a “free-swimming” stage (theronts/dinospores). Most available treatments do not target the free-swimming stage of the parasite which is one of the primary difficulties in dealing with these infections.
Research with ciliated protozoans has shown that the “free-swimming” stage of these parasites have remarkably consistent hatching times. We have engineered our product to be most efficient during this stage.
Our conditioner targets the trophont stage of the parasite but is also disrupting the life cycle during the “free-swimming” stage. Thus, when using Medic, hobbyists should try to maintain the highest concentration of the medication during this “free-swimming” timeframe – when the oxidative component in the medication is particularly effective against theronts/dinospores.
Active Ingredients: Crystallized Peroxide Salts.