New Life Spectrum

New Life Spectrum medicated foods​

New Life Spectrum, a popular food for cichlids, has developed a couple of medicated formulas to treat some of the most common fish ailments. NLS Ick-Shield for the treatment of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, a single-celled parasite that appears as tiny white dots on the fish commonly known as Ich/Ick. Hex-Shield is intended to treat Hexamita and Spironucleus, commonly known as Hole in the Head disease. Having fish directly ingest the medication is better than treating the entire tank by volume. However, this medication would only be effective if the fish aren't too sick to eat.

Information on the new foods isn't available on the New Life Spectrum, but NLS does have some information on their Facebook page. Detailed information can be found in the Cichlid-Forum library section on Ich/Ick and Hole in the Head.