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FAQ: Can I use Cupramine in a tank where I'm keeping ______?

Possibly.  Cupramine is a powerful anti parasitic medication that is notably stressful to plants and invertebrates (corals, mushrooms, shrimp, crabs, etc.).  It should not be used in tanks that contain plants or invertebrates for this reason.

Fish that are more sensitive to medications (scale-less fish, sharks, rays, eels, etc.) should be treated with care. If you are concerned that your fish may be stressed by the use of a copper-based medication like Cupramine, it is fine to treat at a reduced concentration for an extended period to ensure the fish will tolerate the medication.  Cupramine is effective at treating external parasites in concentrations as low as 0.25 mg/L in saltwater and 0.125 mg/L in freshwater, although the full concentrations of 0.5 mg/L in saltwater and 0.25  mg/L in freshwater are recommend for best effect. 

Cupramine Compatibility Guide

GreenThis product is safe for these tank inhabitants.  Take care to avoid sudden large shifts in water parameters within the tank, and review the dosing instructions carefully to avoid improper dosing.

OrangeThese tank inhabitants are more sensitive, and while the product can still be used on them, it's best to start with a partial dose and work up to the full dose over time.  

RedThis product is either notably stressful or utterly unsuitable for these tank inhabitants.  It would be best to opt for a different product if possible. Click tank inhabitant name for alternate products.

Black: There should never be any need to use this product in a tank with these tank inhabitants - we have no data as to compatibility for this reason. Click the tank inhabitant name for alternate products.

Freshwater Community Fish Saltwater Community Fish Scale-less fish
Sharks Rays Eels
Freshwater Sharks Freshwater Rays Freshwater Eels
Loaches Catfish Aquatic Frogs
Shrimp Snails Clams
Plants Corals Exotic Invertebrates
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