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    Thread: Copper sulfate against external protozoan parasites

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      Copper sulfate against external protozoan parasites

      Has anyone used copper sulfate against external protozoan parasites?
      Does this treatment have serious consequences on koi?
      is it equally effective?

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      Is it packaged and sold as a safe fish medication?
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      yep, and they also require a copper sulfate concentration meter so as not to overdose the pond.
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      Is copper sulfate not added to water for doing away with a dams algae blooms, as opposed to parasites?

      Is it not harmful to fish?



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      I have not used copper sulfate in a koi pond as there are better/safer products out there. I have used pennies in aquaria to take care of parasites, but as soon as the fish show any signs of toxicity, then the pennies are removed and a good water change is administered to remove the toxic levels of copper. Reading Doc Johnson, he states the dosage of copper sulfate needed in ppm is equal to the Total Alkalinity (KH) divided by 100. It is very toxic at levels above this dosage. He goes on to state that Cupramine by SeaChem is a much safer copper treatment, effective against parasites at 0.2mg/L, but safe for fish up to 0.6 or 0.8mg/L


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