Seachem NeoPlex

Seachem NeoPlex
  • Broad spectrum antibiotic effective against most external infections 
  • Safe for marine and freshwater
  • Minimal impact on bio-filter

Description

NeoPlex™ is a broad spectrum antibiotic effective against most external infections of both marine and freshwater fish. Used as directed, NeoPlex™ will not discolor the water or damage the filter bed. It is well tolerated by invertebrates, although delicate species may be stressed.

Types of Infections Treated

Parasitic Fungal Bacterial Viral
NeoPlex x x

Directions

Dosing in Water

Remove all invertebrates - these are extremely sensitive to medication. Turn off UV filters, ozone filters, and remove chemical filtration like MatrixCarbon™ and Purigen™. Use 1 measure (included) per every 8 L (2 US gallons). Repeat this dose every 7 days to a maximum of 3 weeks. This will treat external bacterial infections. 

Dosing in Food

Feed the medicated food mix every day until the infection clears or up to 1 week. This will treat internal bacterial infections. This medicated food can be refrigerated or frozen between feedings.

  • 1 scoop NeoPlex™
  • 1 scoop Focus™
  • 1 tbsp food (preferably pellets or frozen food)
  • A few drops of water if using a dry food

To enhance palatability use with GarlicGuard™ or Entice™.

After Treating

When the treatment period is over, NeoPlex™ can easily be removed using activated filter carbon like MatrixCarbon™. It does not linger in the substrate or filter media of the tank. Remove with carbon before turning on UV.

Active ingredients: neomycin sulfate (43%) Inactive ingredients: excipients (57%)

Common Fish Diseases Treatable with NeoPlex

Bacterial infection

Fins appear shredded, frayed, or decaying. Fin Rot is frequently mistaken for damage from fin-nipping fish. Contrary to the name, this is actually caused by bacteria, not fungus.

Suggested Treatment Period:

Dose in the Water 1 week

Special Considerations

Fin Rot is often found as a secondary infection (that’s an infection that started because the fish was already sick). Make sure to check for additional infections.

Bacterial Infection 

Open wounds or sores on the body or tail of the fish. Bacterial lesions appear on the body or tail of the fish. They often look like an open wound, sore, or deterioration of the skin and flesh of the fish.

Suggested Treatment Period:

Dose in the Water 3 weeks

Special Considerations

Bacterial lesions often start due to wounds on the fish, either from travel or from residence in a tank of aggressive fish. Using an antiseptic like StressGuard™will help to prevent this. 

Columnaris

Damaged fins, ulcers and yellowish patches on gills, tissue on head and mouth eaten away. This infection appears gruesome, but is entirely treatable. It is common to see fungus-like tufts around the face and mouth in addition to deterioration of tissue. It is essential to catch this disease early to prevent long-term damage.

Suggested Treatment Period:

Dose in the Water 1 week

Special Considerations

Mouth Rot is very contagious. If possible, remove the infected fish to treat separately in a hospital tank. 

Symptom of internal infection

Fish’s belly appears swollen and may have trouble swimming. If the scales stick out, this is called Dropsy and is better treated with KanaPlex™. Bloat is often caused by intestinal infections, but can also be a symptom of internal parasites or damage to the fish’s liver.

Suggested Treatment Period:

3 weeks or until fungus clears

Special Considerations

Bloat is a relatively common and easily treated condition in fish. If left alone, though, it can eventually develop into Dropsy, which is much more difficult to treat. NeoPlex™ is very effective against bacterial infections of the intestines, but if the infection spreads to other parts of the body, we recommend treating with KanaPlex™.  

A quick note about bacterial infections!

Most bacterial infections appear in conjunction with poor water quality or another infection (called a “primary infection”). Do a water test to ensure your water quality is still good and do water changes if necessary to improve your water quality before treating with a medication.





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