Potassium Permanganate is a useful fish disease treatment; acting
against a range of protozoan parasites including Trichodina, Costia and
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.
Please Note: Due to the expansion
properties in this product, the only shipping method that can be used
is UPS Ground.
- 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
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
- 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 ˝ 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
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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no liability for the use or misuse of products that we sell.