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Seachem KanaPlex 5g

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$7.99 USD
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$9.87 USD
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What is KanaPlex?


KanaPlex is a blended kanamycin-based medication that safely and effectively treats several fungal and bacterial fish diseases (dropsy, popeye, fin/tail rot, septicemia). Because fish absorb it, it helps treat internal infections in those situations where food is refused. In addition, it does not adversely affect the filter bed and easily removes carbon. 

To enhance palatability, use with GarlicGuard. Food may be refrozen. For use in freshwater or marine aquaria.

Benefits of KanaPlex:


  • KanaPlex is a blended kanamycin based medication that safely and effectively treats several fungal and bacterial fish diseases (dropsy, popeye, fin/tail rot, septicemia)
  • Suitable for treating internal infections in situations where food is refused
  • It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon
  • Ideal for use in Marine and Freshwater aquariums
  • Pack of 2


How Does KanaPlex Work?


KanaPlex is appropriate for treating a variety of fungal and bacterial fish diseases. Below are some of the more common diseases treatable with KanaPlex. Be aware that many diseases and infections share similar physical and behavioral symptoms, e.g., clamped fins, lesions, loss of appetite.

 

Popeye 

Bacterial infection

Eyes protrude or appear to be "popping out" of the head. Popeye is caused by a buildup of fluid behind the eye and is often seen with Dropsy.

Suggested Treatment Period:

One week

 

Cloudy Eye

Bacterial infection

The eye appears clouded or filmed over. Cloudy Eye is a bacterial infection on the surface of the eye. It is common in tanks that are overcrowded or full of aggressive fish.

Suggested Treatment Period:

One week

 

Fin Rot

Bacterial infection

Fins appear shredded, frayed, or decaying. Fin Rot is frequently mistaken for damage from fin-nipping fish. However, contrary to the name, this is caused by bacteria, not fungus.

Suggested Treatment Period:

Seven days or until the infection clears

Special Considerations

Fin Rot is often a secondary infection (that’s an infection that started because the fish was already sick). Make sure to check for other diseases.

 

Hemorrhagic Septicemia

Aeromonas hydrophila

Reddish streaks in the fins near the body or under scales. Common in goldfish. It is associated with overcrowding and stress, particularly in goldfish and koi. A virus can also cause it.

Suggested Treatment Period:

One week

Special Considerations

This infection is strongly linked to crowding and poor water conditions. So make sure your fish have clean water and plenty of space.

 

Dropsy

Symptom of internal damage

Fish appears bloated; scales stick out in a pinecone-like manner. Dropsy results from damage to the liver, causing fluid to build up in the fish. It often starts as a bloat and progresses to Dropsy over time.

Suggested Treatment Period:

One week

Special Considerations

Dropsy is a sign of severe internal damage, not a symptom of a specific disease. It is treatable with KanaPlex if caught early, but sometimes the damage is too severe to respond to medications. The best defense is to catch internal infections early before they progress to this stage.

 

Mouth Rot

Columnaris

Signs of Mouth Rot include damaged fins, ulcers and yellowish patches on gills, tissue on the head, and mouth eaten away. This infection appears gruesome but is entirely treatable. It is common to see fungus-like tufts around the face and mouth in addition to deterioration of tissue. Therefore, it is essential to catch this disease early to prevent long-term damage.

Suggested Treatment Period:

One week

Special Considerations

Columnaris is very contagious. If possible, remove the infected fish to treat separately in a hospital tank.

 

Directions

Dosing in Water

Remove all invertebrates - these are extremely sensitive to medication. Turn off UV filters ozone filters, and remove chemical filtration like MatrixCarbon and Purigen. Use one measure (included) per every 20 L (5 gallons). Repeat this dose every 48 hours to a maximum of 3 doses. In 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.

 

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.

 

One scoop KanaPlex

One scoop Focus

1 tbsp food (preferably pellets or frozen food)

A few drops of water if using a dry food

To enhance palatability, use with GarlicGuard or Entice.

 

After Treating

When the treatment period is over, KanaPlex can easily be removed using activated filter carbon like MatrixCarbon. It does not linger in the substrate or filter media of the tank.