Potassium Permanganate is a useful fish disease treatment; acting against a range of protozoan parasites including Trichodina, Costia and Chilodonella.
In addition to being an effective anti-parasite treatment, Potassium Permanganate can also assist with bacterial gill disease and bacterial disease such as skin ulcers. It will also oxidize dissolved organic matter, reducing the biological oxygen demand and improving water quality and clarity.
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Directions for Treatment:
- By-Pass Your Bio Filter - PP doesn’t distinguish between good nitrifying bacteria and bad harmful bacteria - it kills all bacteria.
- Add Aeration - PP robs dissolved oxygen from the water, so you will want to have plenty of aeration during the treatment.
- Know Your TRUE Gallons - Overdosing with PP is deadly! The best way to know your TRUE gallons is by filling your pond with a water meter. If you have not filled your pond with a water meter, try to estimate your pond gallons by this method: Length x Width x Depth x 7.5. Just remember, this way of estimating is not exact.
- DOSAGE: 1 level teaspoon per 1,000 gallons. This should give you a 2 ppm dosage.
- Mix - In bucket of pond water, mix the recommended dose of PP until mixed thoroughly.
- Distribute Evenly – Pour (slowly), preferably in waterfall area, and at all sides of the pond, being careful not to pour directly onto your koi.
- Check the Water Color Every Hour – Optimally, you will want to keep the water pink for at least 5 hours. If you have a lot of organic waste in the pond, it may turn brown or tea colored right away. This means that the PP has already worn itself out. Depending on the stress level of your koi at that point, you could immediately do another treatment at ½ of the normal dosage. We do not recommend dosing anymore than this in one single day.
- Watch for Signs of Stress in Your Koi – If you see your koi at the surface of the pond gasping for air during the treatment, either add more aeration or deactivate the treatment immediately. If unsure, it’s best not to take a chance – just deactivate.
- Deactivate - After you have reached at least 5 hours of treatment, with the water remaining a pink color, you can deactivate (follow Directions for Deactivation below).
Directions for Deactivation:
- Deactivate by using 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Use 1 pint (2 cups) of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide per 1,000 gallons. Pour, preferably in waterfall area, and at all sides of the pond, being careful not to pour directly onto your koi.
- Wait 3 hours, then restart your bio filter.
Repeat every 3-4 days for a total of 4 treatments.
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