Seachem KanaPlex™ is a broad spectrum antibiotic, a blended kanamycin-based medication, to treat fungal and bacterial fish diseases such as dropsy, popeye, fin/tail rot, septicemia.
KanaPlex is a highly effective antibiotic that is easily absorbed through both skin and gills. Because ingestion is not required, this medication is a good treatment for sick fish that refuse to eat. Treatment can be even more effective when combined with nitrofurazone (API Furan-2) to create a wide spectrum treatment.
Kanamycin can be used in freshwater or marine aquariums - it works especially well in saltwater aquariums in high pH environments. It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon. It is an excellent medication for treating bacterial infections in tanks that contain invertebrates by using the medication in a medicated food mix.
Directions for Use (Dosing in Water): Remove all invertebrates - these are extremely sensitive to medication. Turn off UV filters, ozone filters, and remove chemical filtration. Use 1 measure (included) per every 20 L (5 gallons). Repeat this dose every 48 hours to a maximum of 3 doses. In cases of severe infections, it is possible to carry out two rounds of treatment back-to-back. However, this should only be done if fish show no signs of stress at the end of the first round.
Directions for Use (Dosing in Food): Feed the medicated food mix (recipe below) every day until the infection clears or up to 1 week. This medicated food can be refrigerated or frozen between feedings. Use 1 scoop KanaPlex, 1 tbsp food (pellets or frozen food), food enhancers such as garlic to make the mixture more palatable, a few drops of water if using a dry food.
After Treatment: When the treatment period is over, KanaPlex™ can easily be removed using activated filter carbon. It does not linger in the substrate or filter media of the tank.
Active Ingredients: kanamycin sulfate (32%) Inactive ingredients: excipients (68%).
Package size: 5g (0.18oz). For use in ornamental aquariums only. Not for human consumption.