Tricide-NeoŽ is a simple, new, bath-treatment for bacterial infections in ornamental fish. If your fish has body sores, fin rot or mouth rot, Tricide-NeoŽ will work!.
What It Is: As good as injections! Tricide-NeoŽ is a bath treatment made with a convenient packet of crystals. The fish should NOT be dipped for more than five to seven minutes. That's FAST!
What It's Good At:
Tricide-NeoŽ is used to treat koi BODY SORES, MOUTH ROT and FINROT. Generalized 'pink-skin' caused by bacterial infections is also treated. Any superficial bacterial infection can be treated with Tricide-NeoŽ and to a limited extent, the type of bacteria isn't important because of this compounds mode of action.
Background: About five years ago, the Emerging Diseases Research Group at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine began working on treatments for resistant bacteria, and developed an agent that makes otherwise resistant bacteria susceptible to safer and older antibiotics. The potentiator that has proven effective against the "super" bugs that infect human burns is also effective against the common bacteria associated with topical infections in ornamental koi and goldfish.
Direction: It's simple. Get a gallon of distilled water. Empty the 1 gallon packet into the gallon jug. Mix well. First, move the fish that needs to be dipped into a well-aerated vat of dechlorinated tap water of the same pH and temperature. This 'initial rinse' removes excess slime and debris which might contaminate the Tricide-NeoŽ dip.
Make sure your Tricide-NeoŽ solution is roughly the same temperature as the main pond and the rinsing vat. Simply transfer the fish into a suitably sized plastic bag and then pour enough Tricide-NeoŽ into the bag to soak the fish and leave enough for "breathing room", Wait five minutes. Remove the fish to the rinse vat. Then remove the fish to the main pond again. Some people mix up the solution in distilled water in a Rubbermaid sweater box and dip all the fish in this. The dip is "good" for at least 2 weeks but should be discarded if it "fouls" with Koi mucus or bodily excretions.
Use 1 Gallon mix for Koi under 12 inches long.
Use 5 Gallon mix for Koi over 12 inches long.