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Chloroquine phosphate


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When I worked at Portland Aquarium our vet had to buy it for us. We would buy it in kilogram bags. It was also one that the DEA could come in anytime and look at our supply and records to ensure all was accounted for. It is use in the manufacturing of illegal substances haha.

 

It can be good but also quite harsh. I have seen it wreak havoc on the livers of some fish. There is also questions about whether carbon can remove the medication. As well as contributing a lot of excess phosphate to the system. It has its place but use wisely

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When I worked at Portland Aquarium our vet had to buy it for us. We would buy it in kilogram bags. It was also one that the DEA could come in anytime and look at our supply and records to ensure all was accounted for. It is use in the manufacturing of illegal substances haha.

 

It can be good but also quite harsh. I have seen it wreak havoc on the livers of some fish. There is also questions about whether carbon can remove the medication. As well as contributing a lot of excess phosphate to the system. It has its place but use wisely

Yeah, trying to get a vet to write a script without having your fish as a client is proving to be like pulling teeth. It seems to be a lost cause.

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I'd be happy to sell you some bulk at $0.35 a gram.  I would not be able to provide an official dosing recommendations it would just come in a clear fish bag.  I'd recommend this resource http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/2/fishbut it sounds like you may already have an idea of how you want to dose it so just throwing it out there.  We have plenty in stock.

 

Matt,

Critter Cabana

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I'd be happy to sell you some bulk at $0.35 a gram. I would not be able to provide an official dosing recommendations it would just come in a clear fish bag. I'd recommend this resource http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/2/fishbut it sounds like you may already have an idea of how you want to dose it so just throwing it out there. We have plenty in stock.

 

Matt,

Critter Cabana

Sweet! Thanks. Is it pharmaceutical grade?

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I'm not sure if it is but I know it kills crypt and doesn't kill fish.   :D   Here is the link to the place we purchase it from, they may have more information on its purity.  http://fishremedies.com/chloroquinephosphate.aspx We received this in January of this year so its reasonably fresh.    Any other questions just let me know.

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Curious to learn more

 

Lengthy threads, but worth reading:

 

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2397496

 

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2136214

 

Some have had mixed results eradicating ich, even with 99% pharmaceutical grade CP they got from a vet script, but overall, most report success curing velvet, brook, uronema (as long as you never return the fish to the original tank), and ich. Flasher wrasses are especially sensitive to CP (possibly other wrasses, as well), so best to research whether or not your fish are tolerant before using.

 

I bought some from the ebay seller referenced in those threads (who confirmed his source is Fishman Chemical), but since there's still a debate on whether or not it's 99% pharmaceutical grade, I haven't used it. I keep it on hand in case I ever find myself in a situation with a fish that's going downhill fast and I can't pinpoint the problem, since many report success curing mystery ailments, even in cases where the fish appeared half dead at the start of treatment. I think of it as the, "I'm desperate and have no other options" medicine in my cabinet.

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Typical dose is 10ppm or mg/L for 21 days. Can also do 15 or 20ppm for stubborn cases. But like I said there has been mixed results with multiple doses on fish. Their livers basically turn to mush. I have spoken with Jay hemdal who wrote that advanced aquarist article many times about chloroquine. Hes a great guy.

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