Pond Rid Ich


  • Controls Ich and other external protozoan, dinoflagellate and fungal diseases of fish
  • For Fresh and Saltwater
  • Will not harm biological filters when used as directed
  • Made in U.S.A.

Kordon's Pond Rid·Ich+ is a combination of two powerful medications which have proven effective in the control of many diseases of freshwater fishes caused by external protozoan (single cell) parasites such as white spot disease, Ichthyophthiriasis, Costia, Trichodina, Chilodonella and saltwater external parasites such as Cryptocaryon and Amyloodinium . The medication can also treat fungal infections in fishes. Pond Rid·Ich+ is recommended as the best treatment for Ich, (white spot disease). Efficacy is improved and the treatment time is often reduced when compared to treatment with either malachite or formalin alone. Additionally, the Pond Rid·Ich+ formula utilizes the less common but also less toxic chloride salt of malachite green (this is the same salt used in Kordon's Malachite Green). The recommended treatment concentration of Pond Rid·Ich+ should be approached with caution, carefully observing the reactions of the treated fishes and ceasing treatment if any undue stress is noted. Remember, when the first outward signs of Ich (scattered spots) are noticed, the fish is often quite heavily parasitized in the gills - lowering the fish's ability to withstand additional stress. The weaker the fishes' condition the poorer its response to any medication. Pond Rid·Ich+ has been shown to be reasonably safe for use on fishes which normally cannot tolerate malachite green alone.

Fishes such as the so-called "scale-less" species (loaches, catfish, etc.) tolerate Pond Rid·Ich+ very well, but be sure to follow cautions noted earlier. Some Mormyrids (elephant noses) may be particularly sensitive and should not be treated with any medication containing malachite green, including Pond Rid·Ich+. Pond Rid·Ich+ will not interfere with biological filtration. The lowering of dissolved oxygen levels in treated water is often associated with the use of formalin or formalin-containing medications. The use of Pond Rid·Ich+ allows a lower concentration of formalin to be utilized. This decreases the chances of lowering the dissolved oxygen; however, (as noted above) treated fishes should be carefully observed for any signs of respiratory distress. It should be noted that while increased temperatures will often shorten the life cycle of some disease-causing organisms, it will also cause a decrease in the dissolved oxygen levels of the water. Do not increase the temperature in tanks or ponds used for treatment, unless sufficient oxygen is assured.

For further information see Rid Ich.