As in all creatures, unless the fish is old and rapidly approaching death, diseases in aquarium and pond fishes is rare and almost invariably a response to chronic stress in the enviroment. In the aquarium/pond these traumas usually occur as; poor water quality, inadequate aeration/filtration, incorrect water chemistry for the species cultured, inadequate attention to correct nutritional requirements, i.e. overfeeding, disease carrying livefoods, non-irradiated seafoods, daphnia and tubifex (see Cox "Aquarist & PondKeeper" 1972 and "Tropical Marine Aquaria" 1968), Inexpert water changes causing pH and osmotic shocks and so on. By avoiding these stress factors, and using Waterlife Research Industries Ltd`s unique range of water conditioning treatments, most diseases in the aquarium/pond can be eradicated. (Please note: If symptoms persist consult your local veterinarian.)
PROTOZIN, CUPRAZIN and MEDIZIN P, whilst not intended
primarily as bactericides, do contain in their sophisticated formulations
a gentle bacteristat which will reduce the count of pathogenic bacteria
until the aquarist is ready to use MYXAZIN/P.
MYXAZIN/P may be used to even greater effect as an aquatic bactericide if the treatment is brushed-applied (i.e. used topically) to damaged site as well as used as a water treatment. Obviously this method is only practical in the case of medium/large fishes.
|Soaking plants in STERAZIN/P|
|Unless your dealer keeps his plants in aqua systems which are continuously medicated, it is good idea to soak all newly purchased plants in a solution of Sterazin for 30 minutes. Please ensure the plants are thoroughly rinsed in fresh tap water before adding to the aquarium or pond.|
|Antibiotics (e.g. Streptomycin, Penicillin, Neomycin, Furanace, etc.) should never be used in an established aquasystem for the following reasons: (1) many antibiotics destroy the helpful nitrifying bacteria in the filtration system as well as the disease causing bacteria. This speedily results in a huge ammonia/nitrite level which kills fish quicker than the disease would have done. None of Waterlife Research Industries Ltd`s products, when used as directed, harms beneficial nitrifying bacteria in anyway.|
|Ozone and ultra-violet radiation|
|Ozone and ultra-violet radiation have a small part to play in certain people`s aquaria in the prevention of bacterial diseases but are very seldom effective in producing a cure once a disease is under way.|
THE "WATERLIFE SYSTEM" IS KNOWN FOR ITS EFFECTIVENESS, VALUE FOR MONEY AND EASE OF USE. THE PRODUCTS MAKING UP THIS SYSTEM ARE RENOWNED AS THE FINEST DISEASE CONTROL AND WATER MANAGEMENT AIDS AVAILABLE TODAY.