API® General Cure powder treats a wide variety of parasitic diseases including velvet, fish lice, hole-in-the-head disease (Hexamita spp. & Spironucleus), gill & skin flukes (Dactylogyrus & Gyrodactylus ). For use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This medication will not color the aquarium water.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
For each 10 gallons of water, empty one packet directly into aquarium. Repeat dose after 48 hours. Wait another 48 hours then change 25% of the aquarium water and add fresh activated carbon or replace filter cartridge.
GILL & SKIN FLUKES: These are very common fish parasites. Can be found on the gills, scales or skin. Not visible without the aid of magnification. Symptoms may include darkening of skin, clamped fins, excess mucous. Fish may also swim erratically or become emaciated.
HOLE-IN-THE-HEAD DISEASE: Symptoms include pitting and erosion of skin and muscle tissue around the face and side of body. Many infected fish exhibit poor appetite, weight loss and nervousness.
WASTING DISEASE: Fish parasites transmitted from fish to fish cause emaciation, anemia and lethargy. Tissue damage leading to subsequent ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract. Excess mucus and white stringy feces are often produced as a result of parasitic invasion.
SWOLLEN ABDOMEN: Fish infected with tapeworms (cestodes), often have an extended or swollen abdomen. Internal area of attachment results in damaged tissue. Fish normally show signs of reduction in growth and general malaise.