Nitrofurazone is the active ingredient in Furan 2 and often referred to as Yellow Powder in some circles. It is an antibiotic that may have anti-protozoan properties. Can be used as a preventative as well as to treat disease.
Effective against Columnaris, Flexibacter, Black Molly Disease (Flavobacterium columnaris), Bacterial Gill Disease, Aeromonas, Excess Body Slime, Cloudy Eye, Streptococcus, Furunculosis, Fin and Tail Rot, Marine external ulcer disease and some protozoan infestations. Useful in treating minor topical skin infections of freshwater and marine species.
Do not use on invertebrates
Treatment: Begin with a 25% water change. Remove activated carbon, purigen or any other product in the filter that helps to remove compounds or chemically polish the water to avoid interference with treatment. Dose 1/4 teaspoon (250-500mg) per 30 gallons water. Repeat daily with a 25% water change and redosing of medication for a total of 7-10 days. May be stopped after 3-5 days if no improvement is noted.
Nitrofurazone is most effective in low pH. Should be combined with Metronidazole or similar drug for most effective treatment in high pH environment. Nitrofurazone is not absorbed through the skin and should not be used to treat systemic infections alone.
Other Uses/Treatment Options:
General Anti-Parasitic, Fungal and Bacterial Treatment/Preventative: Combine with Kanamycin or Metronidazole as these drugs work well together.
Disinfectant: Excellent disinfectant for a Quarantine Tank with new fish arrivals.