About Fritz ParaCleanse
Fritz ParaCleanse treats and controls of a wide variety of parasitic diseases. Use Fritz ParaCleanse for outbreaks of aquatic parasites including velvet (Oodinium dinoflagellates), hole-in-the-head disease (Hexamita sp. & Spironucleus), fish lice, or gill & skin flukes (Dactylogyrus & Gyrodactylus). This treatment is suitable for fresh and saltwater aquariums, and will not discolor the water. It does not harm, plants, other invertebrates or uninfected fish. It is also effective for some internal bacterial infections.
Fritz ParaCleanse is effective against velvet (Oodinium dinoflagellates), hole-in-the-head disease (Hexamita spp. & Spironucleus), fish lice, or gill & skin flukes (Dactylogyrus & Gyrodactylus). Symptoms can include white stringy feces, scratching or flashing, erosion of head or lateral line tissue, wasting, disinterest in food, or rapid breathing or gasping,
ParaCleanse does not treat Nematodes or Roundworms. For these parasites, try Fritz Expel-P.
Active ingredient: Metronidazole and Praziquantel
Directions & Dosage
Use 1 packet ParaCleanse per 10 gallons (38 L) of water and repeat after 48 hours. Perform a water change 48 hours after final dose. See below for instructions on treating tanks smaller than 10 gallons.
Day 1: Add the contents of one packet per 10 gallons (38 L) of water
Day 2: No treatment needed
Day 3: Add one packet per 10 gallons (38 L) of water
Day 4: No treatment needed
Day 5: Perform a 25% water change
Day 6: Repeat this five-day treatment if symptoms improve, but have not completely disappeared.
- For best results, use ParaCleanse in a quarantine tank
- Remove carbon and other chemical filtration during treatment, maintain adequate water flow or aeration
- Discontinue use of skimmer and UV sterilizers during treatment
- No contraindications: can be used with all of our other products and meds
- Safe for use with invertebrates
- Can also be used as a food soak; see FAQ for recipe
- Safe for use with plants
- Will not color or cloud aquarium water
- Do not perform water changes during the course of treatment. ParaCleanse may inhibit nitrifying bacteria. If ammonia or nitrite is a concern, detoxify during treatment with Fritz A.C.C.R. or Fritz Complete
- Overdosed? Perform a water changes if distress is observed
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Each packet contains 250 mg metronidazole and 75 mg praziquantel
Note: KEEP OUT OR FREACH OF CHILDREN. FOR AQUARIUM USE ONLY. Consult a veterinarian or fish expert for assistance in diagnosis of disease causing organisms and treatment options.
WARNING: THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE WITH ORNAMENTAL ORGANISMS INDICATED AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH OTHER ANIMALS, HUMANS, OR FISH FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. This product contains chemicals, including metronidazole, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer
Treating an aquarium less than 10 gallons? Watch our instructional video below!
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See below for frequently asked questions regarding Fritz ParaCleanse.
How do I use dry medications in tanks smaller than 10 gallons?
Dividing up our powder packets accurately for use in smaller tanks can be tricky, and to get the proper dose we recommend making a concentrated solution that is much easier to measure. We've outlined the process in the video below (or linked here) to help.
Some example recipes:
For a 5 gallon aquarium: mix/dissolve one packet mixed in 1/2 cup of water from the aquarium. One 5 gallon dose is equal to 1/4 cup of solution.
For a 1 gallon aquarium: mix/dissolve one packet in 2.5 cups of water from the aquarium. A 1 gallon dose is equal to 1/4 cup of solution.
For tanks in between the previous options, add the amount of 1 gallon doses equal the gallon size of your tank.
How do I use Paracleanse as a food soak?
Mix one packet of Paracleanse with 1 tablespoon of normal food, adding some water if it is a dry diet, or thawing if it is frozen. Add any other ingredients you'd like to mix in (binder, garlic supplement, etc) and let the food soak for at least 30 minutes. Feed normally for 5 days. Keep unused portion of the medicated food in the refrigerator between uses. Discard any unused medicated food at the end of the treatment period.
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