When your fish’s life is at risk then definitely you try to choose the right medication which is critical and a difficult decision for you. Methylene blue is the medicine of various disorders such as bacterial sickness and parasite plague for fishes. While it is a quite safe chemical but its petition is associated with the chance because sometimes treatment can be going wrong and sometimes less effective.
Methylene blue, also known as methylthioninium chloride, is a heterocyclic compound molecule that obstructs the NOS (nitric oxide synthase) and resolvable GC (guanylate cyclase) path that control smooth muscle function and vascular tone.
Generally, it is recommended as a dip treatment. This drug is an alternative that is useful to fight against superficial fungal infections of fish and may be used to control the fungus when the fish is sensitivity ready for treatment. It is also useful against skin and gill flukes, ick, velvet, fungus, and many external parasites and bacterial infections. This compound is very safe to use even for many invertebrates.
Methylene Blue Uses:
- It is used to treat Methemoglobinemia.
- It also used to treat cyanide poisoning as well as carbon monoxide poisoning.
- It has been tested as a possible treatment for some cancers.
- Also used in some drugs to aid in determining compliance.
- Commonly used to treat eggs to ensure they are not lost to fungal overgrowth.
- Used for the treatment of ammonia and nitrite poisoning, as well as an antifungal, antiparasitic.
Methylene Blue Instructions For Fish Treatment
Treatment of Fungus on Fish Eggs:
First, you remove carbon from the filter and continue to operate with mechanical filter media. Then add 1 teaspoon of 2.303% Methylene Blue per 10 gallons of water. This produces a concentration of 3 ppm. For increased concentrations, add approximately 1/3 teaspoon (1.64 ml) per 10 gallons for each required 1 ppm increase.
Proceed the treatment of fish till 3 days but 2 days for fry fish which are birthed recently.
Add 1 drop per 1 gallon. Always do 25% water change after every three to five days to replace carbon. If used as egg fungus preventative continue treatment 2-3 days after fish are free swimming.
Powdered concentrate dosing instructions:
Remove top and slowly add water to the top of the bottle. Replace cap tightly and shake gently to mix.
You should not be used methylene blue in the main aquarium. It will severely damage the biological filter bacteria.
Before starting the treatment, make a list of all of its inhabitants with full details. Write down the size, species, and quantity of each animal. Note the specifications such as filter type. When you discuss the situation of your animal to an expert, also refer to the notes. It will help you to make a decision about using methylene blue on your fish.