are lovely to look at, but they can be quite a challenge to care for. You'll encounter several problems when managing corals, one of which is parasites. And of all parasites that depend on corals for their survival, aiptasias are the most common kind. They are sea anemones that use up nutrients in the water that are intended for your coral reefs. If not removed, aiptasias will take over your whole aquarium. Unfortunately, they can be quite difficult to kill.
However, the Chem-Marin Stop Parasite from Pet Store
aims to put an end to aiptasias - and other parasites, too, such as the protozoan Cryptocaryon and the dinoflagelatte Oodinium - without harming your fish and coral reefs. This solution does not contain copper, which can cause fatal harm to coral reefs and irritation to fish. Rather, it has a variety of natural ingredients that can kill parasites while remaining safe to aquatic life.
The Chem-Marin Stop Parasite works in two ways. First, it encourages the growth of natural slime on fishes' scales. The coat makes it hard for parasites to attach themselves. Second, it is made to act as a food source for parasites, but it provides no nutrition whatsoever. Because of its effective eradication methods, treatment usually just takes five days.
For an aquarium that contains corals or invertebrates. Stop Parasite is made from many different agents. One speeds up the fishes natural slime coat, causing the parasites to detach themselves. Another attracts parasites as a non-nutritional food source. Others speed up appetite and build the immune system. It will not harm the internal organs of the fish. 8 oz.
Recommeded Purchase Size (for a 5-day treatement):
8oz. for 30-55 gallons
16oz. for 75-100 gallons
32oz. for 125-300 gallons
During the treatment cycle, eliminate all filtration which removes particles smaller than 25 microns. Stop the use of poly filters, Chemisorb, charcoal, UV and ozone systems. Protein skimmers may be left running.
Put 10 drops per gallon of water twice daily (once in the morning, once in the evening) into the tank for 5 days. Stop Parasites is acidic, so check the pH of the tank both before and after each dose and buffer if necessary.
When you bring new fish home, add 5 drops of Stop Parasites to the water in the acclimation container. When buying new fish, ask the store clerk to add 5 drops of Stop Parasites to the water in the fish bag.
Add 5 drops of Stop Parasites to the tank water twice daily for 4-5 days after new fish are introduced to prevent stress induced parasites in the new fish as well as the old ones.