MetroPlex is an effective and safe treatment for several protozoan and anaerobic bacterial diseases of fish (Cryptocaryon, Hexamita, Ichthyophthirius). It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with carbon. It can either be dosed into the water or combined with Focus in a medicated food mix. It will treat both internal and external infections regardless of the delivery method. When used in a medicated food mix, it is excellent for treating parasites in tanks that contain invertebrates. MetroPlex is gentle and there little danger of overdosing.
"If you keep Tropheus, you should have this on hand"
I have cured 3 cases of Hexamita with this.
On three seperate occasions I bought C. Afra, P. Salousi, T. Morri with Hexamita (long stringy excriment, stopped eating) This worked each time. No side effects, hard to overdose doesnt effect the good bacteria in the filter (only is affective against anaerobic).
This is great for mixing with food, dosing in the water, for tough cases of bloat and onset of bloat. I now make sure to keep well stocked with a couple vials at all times! VERY easy to use, excellent choice for the fishy medicine cabinet.
i am judging this med relative to other available preparations of metronidazole and not metronidazole vs other meds. as is, metro is a great med to use alone or in combination with other meds to treat a huge spectrum of fish diseases and is very safe. my favorite uses are for "internal parasites" and ich. in each case it works great and avoids having to use the other more stressful meds. it also doesn't stain your silicone or rockwork green or blue :)
for $4-$5 you get enough medicine to treat a lot more fish/tanks then comparable pill preparations and it is super easy to dispense using the little spoon in the lid. i also trust seachem a little more than some of the other manufacturer's. i have used this stuff a ton and can't recommend any other product i have used more than this stuff.
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