NeoPlex™ is a broad spectrum antibiotic effective against most external infections of both marine and freshwater fish. Used as directed, NeoPlex™ will not discolor the water or damage the filter bed. It is well tolerated by invertebrates, although delicate species may be stressed.
NeoPlex™ is appropriate for treating a variety of external infections of both marine and freshwater fish. Below are some of the more common diseases treatable with NeoPlex™. Be aware that many diseases and infections share similar physical and behavioral symptoms, e.g. clamped fins, lesions, loss of appetite.
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.
Open wounds or sores on the body or tail of the fish. Bacterial lesions appear on the body or tail of the fish. They often look like an open wound, sore, or deterioration of the skin and flesh of the fish.
Fish’s belly appears swollen and may have trouble swimming. If the scales stick out, this is called Dropsy and is better treated with KanaPlex™. Bloat is often caused by intestinal infections, but can also be a symptom of internal parasites or damage to the fish’s liver.
MOUTH ROT (COLUMNARIS)
Damaged fins, ulcers and yellowish patches on gills, tissue on head and mouth eaten away. This infection appears gruesome, but is entirely treatable. It is common to see fungus-like tufts around the face and mouth in addition to deterioration of tissue. It is essential to catch this disease early to prevent long-term damage.
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