Fish medications FAQs
Answers to the questions most commonly asked about our fish medications.
We advise that all our medications are listed with the National Poisons Bureau, which doctors at your GP and Doctors at hospitals have access to.
If you child happens to eat/swallow some of our medication, you should seek medical immediately, whether that is your GP or the hospital. No matter where you go, you need to make sure you take the medication container with you and any leaflets/information you have on the product.
Once a treatment is diluted in the aquarium it is perfectly safe. However, we do always recommend keeping an eye on your pet.
We would advise that this treatment has only been tested with fish, and as shrimp are sensitive to many ingredients, as a precaution we would recommend that the shrimp are removed from the aquarium whilst the treatment is being carried out.
Please return them to the aquarium 7 days after the final dose.
No, you must not mix medications together.
However, you can use any ONE medication with any number of our water quality treatments.
If you would now like to change medications, without finishing the course of treatments, you can re-add the carbon for a couple of hours (remember to remove this before you start the new treatment) or carry out a 30% water change.
This product is dye based and will permanently dye any porous of silicone material in your aquarium.
You may wish to remove any ornaments before dosing.
As a precaution, we would recommend that the fry is removed from the aquarium whilst the treatment is being carried out and then returned to the aquarium 7 days after the final dose.
We advise that you can re-dose your aquarium after finishing the first course of treatment and after a 30% water change.
Yes, otherwise the carbon will remove the treatment from the water.
We advise that the carbon can be placed back into your aquarium 7 days after the final dose of treatment.
Every eight weeks.
Please view our Interpet download section for the re-charging instructions.
Nitrasafe would, over time, be capable of removing some medications from the water, although it is not as effective as carbon and zeolite.
Both carbon and zeolite will remove medications within an hour or so. It is for this reason that we recommend their removal when treating the fish with a medication.
Nitrasafe would only remove dye-based medications and even then, not very quickly. It is therefore not critical to remove it and it is also not as commonly used as zeolite or, indeed, carbon, which is commonly found in filter systems.