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.
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 At this point the Potassium Permaganate is no longer active.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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