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Seachem
Cuprimine
  • Parasite control for fish
  • For use in quarantine & hospital tanks
  • Does not precipitate out
  • Use cautiously with sharks & rays
    Tech Notes
    Directions

    Remove all invertebrates. Turn off UV sterilizer; remove chemical filtration. If the bottle has a dropper cap, use 20 drops (1 mL) per 40 L (10.5 gallons*) the first day, wait 48 hours, then repeat. On non-dropper caps, each inner ring is 1 mL. In freshwater use half dose. Final copper concentration is 0.5 mg/L (0.25 mg/L in freshwater). Leave at this concentration for 14 days. Do not redose without testing (MultiTest: Copper™). Do not use in conjunction with any other medication. Do not add reducing agents (e.g. dechlorinators, ammonia removers) to water treated with Cupramine™. If tank has ever been treated with an ionic copper (e.g. copper chloride, sulfate or citrate), test copper level after initial dosing. Although most fish tolerate Cupramine™ to 0.8 mg/L, it is not advisable to exceed 0.6 mg/L copper. Remove with carbon or CupriSorb™.

    In case of eye exposure, promptly & thoroughly wash eyes with water & seek medical attention.


    This item can be shipped with your livestock order, Click Here to find out how.
    Description
    Cupramine™ effectively eradicates Oodinium, Cryptocaryon, Amyloodinium, Ichthyophthirius, and other ectoparasites of both freshwater and marine fish. It is superior to copper sulfate, chloride & citrate: it is non-acidic, less toxic to fish, remains in solution, and does not contaminate the filter bed. It is superior to chelates: it is fully charged (ionic), active at low concentrations, and is removable with carbon.

    Why It's Different

    There is more than a four-fold concentration gap between the minimal therapeutic dose (0.2 mg/L) and the toxic dose (0.8 mg/L). Cupramine™ is easily removable with chemical filtration. It is highly effective and safe in freshwater as well as marine water.

    Types of Infection Treated:

    Parasitic
     
     
    Item #   Description  
    Price
     
    Quantity
     
    Stock Status
    005644   Cuprimine
     
    $7.95
     
     
    In Stock
    029970   Cuprimine
     
    $13.95
     
     
    In Stock
     
     
    * Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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