Sanitize a hospital fish tank
Sanitizing a hospital fish tank is crucial to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and deadly pathogens among fish and other wet pets. In this article, we will discuss different methods for sanitizing a hospital fish tank.
Importance of Sanitizing a Hospital Fish Tank:
New entrants such as plants, fish, or other decorations bought from a local or online shop could carry infectious diseases or deadly pathogens. Therefore, it is crucial to disinfect them before introducing them to the main tank. This is especially important in a hospital fish tank where sick or injured fish are kept separate from the healthy ones.
Methods for Sanitizing a Hospital Fish Tank:
Epsom salt is commonly used to treat wounds and infections in fish. It can be used to disinfect a new entrant by soaking it in a solution of 1 tablespoon Epsom salt per gallon of water for 10-15 minutes.
OZPOLISH De Parasite:
OZPOLISH De Parasite is an economical and powerful alternative to Epsom salt for disinfecting a new entrant. It should be used directly in a hospital tank and not in the main tank. Currently, it is only available as a packed content of OZPOLISH Wet Trio.
Mythelene Blue and Malachite Green:
Mythelene Blue and Malachite Green are harsh dyes that are better known as disinfectants. However, they should be avoided as much as possible due to their potential toxicity to fish and aquarium/ fishpond beneficial bacteria.
OZPOLISH De Stress:
OZPOLISH De Stress can be used directly and safely in either the main or hospital tank. It is recommended for use in case of physical injuries or infections caused by toxins such as chlorine.
Precautions while using Fish Tank Disinfectants:
Care should be taken while using fish tank disinfectants as they are not recommended for use in the main tank. Any specific purpose medicines such as antibiotics must not be used without consulting a veterinarian.
Sanitizing a hospital fish tank is an important step in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and deadly pathogens. There are different methods for disinfecting a new entrant, and care should be taken while using fish tank disinfectants to ensure the safety of the fish and other wet pets.