Backyard Waterfall and Koi Pond Features

Safety Precautions When Giving Medication

by @ 7:28 am on September 27, 2016. Tags: , ,
Filed under General, Koi Pond Tips, Tips


Unless we are expert chemists, we generally do not know much about the chemical compositions of the fish medications that we purchase; nor are we probably aware about the potential reactions/counter-reactions that these chemicals might unleash when they come into contact with other chemicals (or even the biological filter “media”) in our ponds. So the safest way to administer fish medications (even if they are just for disinfection, anesthesia, etc.) is to turn off all the UV lamps and filters, to remove all “chemical” and “biological” filters from the pond, and (if possible) remove all “traces” of these biological and chemical materials from the pond’s water, and to also provide extra aeration (through “mechanical” means only) to the water.

Of course, the most preferred method of administering these fish medications is via the use of quarantine tanks or ponds.



The URI to TrackBack this entry is: http://www.backyards-waterfall.com/safety-precautions-when-giving-medication.htm/trackback

Leave a Reply

Please note: Comment moderation is currently enabled so there will be a delay between when you post your comment and when it shows up. Patience is a virtue; there is no need to re-submit your comment.

[Backyard Waterfall and Koi Pond Features is proudly powered by WordPress.]