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For infections of true fungal infections on fish and eggs (whitish tufts of cotton-like material) and bacterial diseases
Mardel Maracyn® Oxy successfully controls fungus infections caused by Saprolegnia, Ichthyosporidium, egg fungus and related species and common bacterial infections. It slowly releases small amounts of a stabilized oxygen-chlorine combination which, when used as directed, has an unusual ability to treat a wide variety of tropical fish diseases. Fungal infections are usually found at the site of an injury or recent attack from parasites. A true fungal infection has a cotton-like appearance similar to a mold found on fruit, bread or cheese, except that on a fish, a fungus is usually white. Fungal infections are very difficult to treat and are usually secondary invaders resulting from an injury on the fish or recent wounds from parasites or bacterial infection. Once the fungus starts growing on the fish, it usually continues to grow and enlarge. Unless medication is provided, death results.
Special note on Mardel Maracyn® Oxy: Mardel Maracyn® Oxy has been shown to be effective against certain gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.
Mardel Maracyn® Oxy can be used to treat fish exhibiting the following symptoms: clamped fins, swollen eyes, heavy or rapid breathing, patchy coloration or any change in behavior of the fish. All suspected bacterial infections should be treated immediately.
Mardel Maracyn® Oxy is not a toxic material but certain people may have a reaction. Use the following antidotes:
Follow dosage directions as detailed on the product packaging.