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Info: Cupramine Dosing & Treatment Instructions

Before Treating

Remove all invertebrates - these are extremely sensitive to copper and will not tolerate treatment with a copper-based medication. Turn off UV filters, ozone filters, and remove chemical filtration like MatrixCarbon and Purigen. Do not use in conjunction with any other medication. Do not use any products which contain reducing agents (conditioners, ammonia binders, etc.) while using Cupramine.

Treatment

If the bottle has a dropper cap, use 20 drops (1 mL) per 40 L (10.5 US gallons) the first day, wait 48 hours, then repeat. On non-dropper caps, each inner ring is 1 mL. In freshwater use half dose. Final copper concentration is 0.5 mg/L (0.25 mg/L in freshwater). Leave at this concentration for 14 days. Do not redose without testing (MultiTest: Copper). If tank has ever been treated with an ionic copper (e.g. copper chloride, sulfate or citrate), test copper level after initial dosing. Although most fish tolerate Cupramine™ to 0.8 mg/L, it is not advisable to exceed 0.6 mg/L copper.

Finish the Full Treatment

Ich, velvet, and many other parasites spend a large portion of their life cycle as a cyst that is immune to medication and hiding in the substrate of your tank. Remember that you need to finish the full treatment even if you can’t see parasites on the fish!

After Treating

Cupramine can be removed using carbon or CupriSorb. Leave the copper-absorbing media in your tank for at least a week after the copper concentration has reached 0 to ensure all traces of the medication have been completely removed.

In case of eye exposure, promptly & thoroughly wash eyes with water & seek medical attention.
 

For extra help dosing this and other Seachem products we recommend to get the FREE Dose2 App:

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Cupramine Dosing Tables

Saltwater dosing - gallons

Water Volume 1 qt 1 gal 10 gal 50 gal

Cupramine Dose (mL)

0.024 mL

0.095 mL

.95 mL

4.76 mL

Cupramine Dose (Caps)

1/210 capful 1/52 capful 1/5 capful 19/20 capful

Cupramine Dose (Drops)

1/2 drop 2 drops 19 drops 95 drops

Impact of Dose

0.25 mg/L copper

Carry out a total of 2 doses 48 hours apart to reach a total treatment concentration of 0.5 mg/L

 

Freshwater dosing - gallons

Water Volume 1 qt 1 gal 10 gal 50 gal

Cupramine Dose (mL)

0.012 mL

0.048 mL

.48 mL

2.38 mL

Cupramine Dose (Caps)

1/420 capful 1/102 capful 1/10 capful 19/40 capful

Cupramine Dose (Drops)

1/4 drop 1 drop 10 drops 48 drops

Impact of Dose

0.125 mg/L copper

Carry out a total of 2 doses 48 hours apart to reach a total treatment concentration of 0.25 mg/L

 

Saltwater dosing - Liters

Water Volume 1 L 4 L 40 L 100 L

Cupramine Dose (mL)

0.025 mL

0.01 mL

1 mL

2.5 mL

Cupramine Dose (Caps)

1/200 capful 1/50 capful 1/5 capful 1/2 capful

Cupramine Dose (Drops)

1/2 drop 2 drops 20 drops 50 drops

Impact of Dose

0.25 mg/L copper

Carry out a total of 2 doses 48 hours apart to reach a total treatment concentration of 0.5 mg/L

 

Freshwater dosing - Liters

Water Volume 1 L 4 L 40 L 100 L

Cupramine Dose (mL)

0.0125 mL

0.005 mL

0.5 mL

1.25 mL

Cupramine Dose (Caps)

1/400 capful 1/100 capful 1/10 capful 1/4 capful

Cupramine Dose (Drops)

1/4 drop 1 drops 10 drops 25 drops

Impact of Dose

0.125 mg/L copper

Carry out a total of 2 doses 48 hours apart to reach a total treatment concentration of 0.25 mg/L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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