Hikari's Bio-Bandage Gel is an extremely effective topical treatment for the treatment of damage from injury or disease in all kinds of fishes. Bio-Bandage uses vitamin based polymers to bond its active medicine, neomycin, to your fishes' wounds, ensuring longer contact time, which in turn promotes rapid healing and repair.
Bio-Bandage is also unique in that it has no negative side effects - to your fishes, your tank or your filtration system.
Shake vigorously before use. Never handle fish with dry hands; always sanitize hands before and after handling.
Caution: Do not hold fish out of the water for more than 30-60 seconds (non-air breathing fish begin suffocating as soon as they are removed from the water).
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.
1 oz. topical gel
Safe for freshwater and saltwater aquariums
For treatment of wounds and external bacterial infections
Safe for most invertebrates; quarantine fish while treating if necessary