DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD MATRINE
DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD MATRINE contains the valuable alkaloids matrine and oxymatrine from the plant Sophora flavescens (Chinese: “Ku Shen”).
DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD MATRINE is a valuable component of the BASSLEER-ANTI-ICH-METHOD. It acts as a repellent and ensures that parasites such as Ichthyophthirius or Cryptocarion will fall off from the fish and then floating freely in the aquarium can be better detected by a medicinal treatment.
DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD MATRINE is offered in the different granulate sizes M, L, XL and XXL. The granulates in smaller pellet size M sink slowly, thus providing nutrients to all three water zones. This gives surface feeders, fish in the middle zone as well as bottom feeders alike a fresh and balanced diet.
For Fresh and Marine Water
Pellet Size M
0.5 – 0.8 mm
for fish > 1 cm
0.02 – 0.03 in
for fish > 0.4 in
Pellet Size L
0.8 – 1.2 mm
for fish > 5 cm
0.03 – 0.05 in
for fish > 2 in
Pellet Size XL
1.2 – 1.6 mm
for fish > 10 cm
0.05 – 0.06 in
for fish > 4 in
Pellet Size XXL
2.8 – 3.2 mm
for fish > 15 cm
0.11 – 0.13 in
for fish > 5.9 in
Use the DR. BASSLEER ANTI-ICH-METHODE to control Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (fresh water “white-spot”) and Cryptocaryon irritans (“marine ich”). Can be done in reef tanks, if you use PROTOMOR. This method is also effective against the “New White Spot” Neoichthyophthirius schlotfeldti.
- Use FAUNAMOR or PROTOMOR (reef safe) according to instruction. Juvenile ICH parasite is damaged or killed. – For the “New White Spot” Neoichthyophthirius schlotfeldti add 3 – 5 g/l salt (depending on fish species).
- Feed DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD MATRINE during the medicinal treatment for 7 days. Fresh water white spot (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) and marine ICH (Cryptocaryon irritans) will be cured after these 7 days.
- If infected by the “New White Spot” Ichthyophthirius schlotfeldti, continue to feed DR. BASSLEER BIOFISH FOOD MATRINE for 10 – 30 days. Adult ICH trophont will drop from fish and ICH tomite (“baby Ichthyophthirius”) will not attach to fish.
- Increase temperature by 2 – 3 °C (to 26 – 28 °C if suitable for kept fish – for Discus: 30 – 33 °C). Ensure high oxygen levels.
- Increase efficiency of filtration by higher flow. Use a fine physical filter (< 300 µm) and UV-light to collect and kill ICH parasites. Regular filter cleaning. Exhaust suction should be 5 cm from the bottom of the aquarium to collect ICH tomont.
- Siphoning bottom of aquarium 2 x per day (morning and evening) to remove ICH tomonts and young ICH parasites.
- 24 hours light will decrease the development of ICH tomites. Warning: Some invertebrates do not tolerate continuous light.