Wunder Acriflavine 5% 20ml
Wunder Acriflavine 5% 20ml – The recommended use of Acriflavine is for the control of Oodinium (Velvet), egg disinfection, and superficial skin infections.
Acriflavine is a preventative and treatment for the control of Oodinium (Velvet) in freshwater and marine fishes. It has a long history of usefulness for the control of fish diseases. Acriflavine is useful for fish egg disinfection, treatment of open wounds, and external protozoan infections. The drug is effective in the control of the bacterial infection “columnaris” (Flexibacter columnaris). Acriflavine may also be considered as an alternative to Malachite Green when it is known that a certain species of fish may be sensitive.
The following brief summary of clinical signs often associated with the parasitic protozoans discussed above is intended only as an aid for the beginning aquarist or pond keeper. It is not be be thought of as a definitive diagnostic key. It is important that the aquarist or pond keeper consult appropriate, accurate references for more specific information regarding the possible disease problem. In addition, if possible, skin and/or gill smears should be made and examined by a qualified fish diagnostician. Microscopic examination is recommended and is always essential for confirmation of a particular disease. In the clinical signs indicated below, a particular description may be followed by a specific disease causing organism in brackets. This indicates that there is a high probability that the cause of the disease observed on the fish is the organism indicated in the brackets. It should be qualified that different clinical signs can be seen during the disease process and that these can occur as the result of more than one disease causing organism.
Increased respiration, loss of normal body color, scratching on the tank bottom or on objects; lethargic behavior, randomly distributed powdery or dust-like spots on body, having a yellowish cast (Oodinium); frayed fins, body lesions with reddish color and diffuse white areas (Flexibacter).
Acriflavine is not indicated for the treatment of fungal infections nor for the control of flukes (monogenetic trematodes). While there is some evidence that Acriflavine can control trematode infections. Acriflavine is not indicated for the treatment of systemic bacterial infections. The recommended use of Acriflavine is for the control of Oodinium (Velvet), egg disinfection, and superficial skin infections.