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Is there a high or low temperature precaution concerning Potassium permanganate?

Potassium permanganate is a superb remedy at any water temperature below 80 DF however - even above 80 DF it can be used with caution and ample aeration, you just have to be more careful.

As cold water remedies go, none is as good as potassium because the colder the water, the safer it is. Better still, most medications rely on the progress of the parasite life cycle, such as salt, dimilin, malachite. Potassium doesn't. It kills the parasite whether it's metabolically active or not.

So treat ahead. It's safe in very cold water. Just DOUBLE check all doses and amounts. Have your spouse review your math. Whatever it takes, because people kill fish.



Fish disease problems? Need some help? The help pages take you through the basics of the 'fish health work-up' diagnosis method and basic fish disease treatment methods.

90% of all health problems and fish deaths are caused by poor fish keeping! The key pages are essential reading for all beginners and intermediates who are serious about disease prevention.

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