Hikari Freshwater Bio-Bandage Gel
Hikari Freshwater Bio-Bandage Gel is a medicated, gel-based topical treatment for all types of aquarium and pond fishes. Benefits include: more effective than a dip; great for pond and freshwater fish, works on scale-less fish too; less stressful than a dip; treats fin rot, lesions and cysts; external, neomycin-susceptible, bacterial diseases; reduces chance of resistant build-up; longest contact time available today. Each 1 oz. bottle contains up to 165 treatments. Shake vigorously before use. Never handle fish with dry hands, always sanitize hands before and after handling.
- Works with all types of aquarium and pond fish
- More effective than a dip
- Longest contact time available today
Directions For Use:
For wounds on the body of the fish:
Working quickly and carefully first clean the wound with a clean cotton-tip swab, cotton ball or paper toweling wrapped around a finger; partially dry the wound taking care not to damage adjacent healthy skin or scales on the fish; next apply enough gel to the wound to completely cover the wound and some of the surrounding tissue. Gently return the treated fish to the water; allow the fish to rest with little movement to assure that the mass of the gel stays in contact with the wound for as long as possible. Apply at least every 24 hours as necessary. Cleaning of large wounds may require the use of a blunt-tip tweezers or forceps to remove dead and damaged skin or scales or patches of fungal growth. Follow with swabbing with a cotton-tip swab, cotton ball or paper toweling. The fish may be returned to the water immediately after cleansing and before the necessary drying of the wound per the above instructions.
For fin rot:
Carefully snip away the eroded tissue and apply the gel to the cut edges of the fin. Be sure to spread the gel down on both sides of the fin at least 1/4" from the cut area.
For lesions and cysts:
Proceed as for wounds; for raised lesions it may be necessary to re-apply gel more frequently.
Neomycin sulfate, methylene blue, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), binder, adhesion agents in isotonic, aqueous solution.