Microbe-Lift Praziquantel is a gentle treatment recognized as the treatment of choice for diseases of koi, goldfish, and other ornamental pond fishes cause by trematodes (flukes) and cestodes (tapeworms). Microbe-Lift Praziquantel is harmless to all species of fishes including fry and is nontoxic to plants and harmless to biological filtration.
- 10 grams for 1000 gallons
- 50 grams for 5000 gallons
Directions for use:
As a Bath: Start the bath treatment with as large a partial water change as possible in the pond to be treated. Do not stop filtration but remove activated carbon. Add enough Microbe-Lift Praziquantel to produce a dosage of 2.5 mg/L (946.25 mg/100 gallons); vigorously shake the dosage with at least 1 quart of water for 3 to 5 minutes to produce a slurry. Pour the slurry into a 5 gallon bucket of water and mix well. Distribute the mixture around the edge of the pond or pour into the pond filter to achieve maximum distribution in the water. A single treatment of 7 days is usually sufficient. Do not use with any other drugs or treatments.
In Feed: To each 100 grams (3.5 oz) of dry feed (flake, granular, or pelleted) thoroughly mix in 400 mg of Microbe-Lift Praziquantel. Moisten the dry mixture with 25 to 50 ml of grain alcohol for each 100 grams of dry feed. Gently blend the moistened mixture to incorporate the Praziquantel into the feed. (Caution: Grain alcohol is flammable.) Allow the mixture to air dry (do not heat). Break up any clumps and package mixture. Store in a cool, dry place. Feed the medicated feed daily for 5 to 7 days.
For accuracy and reproducibility, carefully weigh dosages. However, one tablespoon is approximately 2.9 grams and will treat 300 gallons.