Seachem Sulfaplex Treatment (5g) Glass Aquatics
- Treats many bacterial, fungal, and protozoan infestations
- Broad spectrum antibiotic and anti-fungal medication
- Most effective of the sulfa drugs in saltwater
- Absorbed through gills
SulfaPlex is an effective and safe treatment for many bacterial, fungal and protozoan infestations in the aquarium. While it can be used in both freshwater and saltwater, it is particularly effective against the common bacterial and fungal infections of freshwater fish. It is also among the gentler antibiotics, and great for treating fish that are already stressed. It is easily removed with carbon and does not impair nitrification.
Types of Infections Treated: Parasitic, Fungal, Bacterial
Dosing in Water
Remove all invertebrates - these are extremely sensitive to medication. Turn off UV filters, ozone filters, and remove chemical filtration and Purigen. Use 2-3 measures (included) per every every 40 L (10 US gallons). Repeat this dose every 72 hours for a maximum of 3 weeks.
Dosing in Food
SulfaPlex is most effective when used in the water, but it can also be added to the food. Feed the medicated food mix (recipe below) every day until the infection clears or up to 3 weeks.
- 1 scoop SulfaPlex
- 1 scoop Focus
- 1 tbsp food (preferably pellets or frozen food)
- A few drops of water if using a dry food
To enhance palatability use with GarlicGuard or Entice.
When the treatment period is over, SulfaPlex™ can easily be removed using activated filter carbon. It does not linger in the substrate or filter media of the tank.
Active ingredients: sulfathiazole (69%). Inactive ingredients: excipients (31%)
Fin Rot (Bacterial infection)
Fins appear shredded, frayed, or decaying. Fin Rot is frequently mistaken for damage from fin-nipping fish. Contrary to the name, this is actually caused by bacteria, not fungus. Suggested Treatment Period: 3 weeks or until infection clears
Bacterial Hemorrhagic Septicemia (Aeromonas hydrophilia)
Reddish streaks in the fins near the body or under scales. Common in goldfish. Associated with overcrowding and stress, particularly in goldfish and koi. It can also be caused by a virus. Suggested Treatment Period: 3 weeks or until infection clears