ProForm-C™ is a concentrated formulation of formalin and malachite green. It is based upon the famous Leteux-Meyer formulation, published in 1973, for treating ichthyphthiriasis ("ich") on scaleless catfishes. Leteux and Meyer found that the formulation they developed was not only more effective in treating this ubiquitous disease, but it was less toxic to the treated fishes than either drug used separately. This is the definition of synergism. AquaScience Research Group, Inc., improved upon the Leteux-Meyer formulation by utilizing malachite green chloride instead of the commonly used malachite green oxalate. The chloride form is less toxic than the oxalate form.
ProForm-C™ is also useful in the treatment of other protozoan caused diseases of fishes as well as fungal infections.
Available in Two Sizes:
32 Ounces (Treats 3,200 gallons three times)
1 Gallon Jug (Treats 12,800 gallons three times)
The benefits of ProForm-C
GENERAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF "ICH" (ICHTYOPHTHIRIASIS) DISEASE IN POND FISHES
The following is a brief summary of the clinical signs often associated with "ich"; it is intended only as an aid for the beginning aquarist, and is not to be considered a definitive diagnostic key. It is important that the aquarist consult appropriate references for more specific information regarding aquarium fish diseases. Where possible, skin scrapes and/or gill smears should be made and examined by a qualified aquarium fish disease diagnostician (NOTE: few veterinarians are either qualified or interested in diagnosing aquarium fish diseases).
The signs of "ich" in fishes is usually evident by the appearance and persistence of numerous, small (but visible) white spots on the fishes' skin, scales, eyes and fins. The disease is often called "white spot disease". These spots are known as cysts. It must be understood that the cysts are usually found on the gills of the diseased fishes. The only outward sign of the involvement of the fishes' gills is labored respiration that is often accompanied by a drastic darkening or lightening of the fishes overall coloration. Fishes with "ich", where the white spots are not yet visible on the body will usually exhibit lethargy and repeated "flashing", or scratching and scraping, against sides or bottom or against objects in the pond.