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How to perform a Potassium Permanganate treatment

Let our expert team guide you through the step by step process to perform a PP treatment on your Discus.

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Step 1: Prepare your Potassium Permaganate

Potassium Permaganate is a great treatment that is effective against fungal bacteria and parasites but not viruses.

Dilute approximately 2 grams of Potassium Permaganate powder in a small container with water from your tank. The treatment should turn a dark magenta colour.

Step 2: Prepare your tank and perform the treatment

Disconnect your canister filter and return pump from your tank and place an additional air stone in your tank to increase aeration.

Pour the treatment evenly into your tank until the tank water becomes a bright magenta colour but be careful not to overdose.

Step 3: Monitor your fish

Leave the treatment for 4 hours and monitor your fish. Make sure they’re still acting normal and are not gasping for air at the top of the tank. If you have overdosed your tank, perform a large water change (70-80%).

After 4 hours the water should have turned a light brown colour. At this point the Potassium Permaganate is no longer active.

Step 4: Perform a large water change

Perform a large water change of approximately 70-80% to take out the residue.

Remove the air stone and reconnect your canister filter and return pump and you’re all set!

 

Disclaimer: This is a guide only. OZ Discus is not liable for any losses and holds no responsibility in the event of the death of the fish. Users of this guide are to use the information at their own discretion and accept all risks resulting from the use of this guide.

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We import from the following breeders and each of these breeders are proud to stand behind the fish they supply to us. By knowing details about the farm and fish, we are able to ascertain the age & breeding line to ensure the highest quality is available to you.

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– Koay KL – JIT Laiseng Discus Farm Malaysia
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All photos you see are what we have in store and we do not use any stock photography that misrepresent the fish. Also, our photos are taken straight from a smartphone too without filtering to give you the truest beauty of the fish we have.

We are Independent and have the importance of corporate responsibilities of a Physical Store

OZ Discus is an independent STORE, as well as an IMPORTER in Sydney of Discus fish only and this allows us to source select strains from the Worlds most renowned Discus farms to you.

Moreover, buying from us as an aquarium shop instead of home operators gives you peace of mind. We uphold social and corporate responsibilities in meeting
– RSPCA
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certification and practices.

We also have DOA and returns policies and practices that gives you confidence in your purchase. I hope you find our range of Discus suiting to your pursuit in this very rewarding hobby.