May and the Changing Water Temperatures

As the seasons are transitioning from Spring to Summer, the temperature of the water in your pond fluctuates.  These temperature fluctuations can be the cause for ICH, a single-celled protozoan that attacks fish, to flourish. Be prepared in case of an ICH outbreak by having NOX-ICH on hand.   ICH (ichthyophthiriasis) is one of the most prevalent diseases of fish.  It is caused by a microscopic single-celled protozoan that causes white spots in the skin and gills of the fish. Alteration of the protective skin of the fish by ICH allows opportunistic bacteria or fungi invasion and the fish can die from secondary causes. The best control of ICH is prevention. New plants or fish can easily introduce ICH to your pond. An excellent preventative measure is to treat your pond for Ich BEFORE adding new plants, fish or in the Spring when ICH is most prevalent.
Tricker’s recommends Nox-Ich to prevent or treat Ich.  Besides the highly effective and proven malachite green for ich, the product also contains sodium chloride.  Malachite green is a well known and old remedy that has been used to successfully treat not only ich but ectoparasites (gill flukes) as well as bacteria and fungal infections.  Treatment is for 3 consecutive days.  For aquariums, use 1 drop per gallon for 3  consecutive days.  For pond use or larger aquariums use 1 teaspoon per 75 gallons and 1/4 cup treats 900 gallons.  Summary:  4 oz treats 2400 gallons, 1 pint treats 7200 gallons, 1 quart treats 14400 gallons and 1 gallon treats 57600 gallons. For ponds 1/4  cup treats 900 gallons.

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