Flora•Viv Iodide is a stabilized, safe iodide complex, designed to nourish organisms that require iodine in freshwater and brackish aquariums. It is particularly useful as a molting aid for crustaceans and for use by other invertebrates and plants. Flora•Viv Iodide contains no gluconate or polygluconate.
Use in aquarium keeping.
Iodine is not present in quantities sufficient to encourage molting in crustaceans in most water supplies. What little is present is rapidly removed through carbon and other filtration or is used up by tank inhabitants. It is therefore necessary to supplement it for maximum invertebrate health. If keeping crustaceans, realize that after molting, they usually hide from view to allow their exoskeleton to harden. Also, calcium and magnesium are required to complete the molting process. It is prudent therefore to monitor the GH levels and add Flora•Viv GH+ to keep calcium and magnesium at sufficient levels.