For our full, in depth four page internet page Aquarium/Pond Medications page, please click on the picture below:
Including Separate pages for:
Antibiotics/Antimicrobials, Chemical & Parasite Treatments, & Organic Treatments

Further Recommended Reading:
Fish Diseases | How to Treat Sick Fish
TRUE Aquarium UV Sterilization; How to Use a UV-C Sterilizer

Aquarium Information
-A great source for current aquarium information that is updated regularly as new research become available.

Aquarium Fish Merbromin External Columnaris-Bacterial Treatment



AAP Merbromin for Aquarium, Pond Fish Wound treatment, Columnaris Merbromin is a lessor known product to many newbies in the hobby due to difficulty in obtaining, but to those who have been in the industry and hobby for a long time its benefits are well known.
In fact this is a product NO SERIOUS AQUARIUM KEEPER SHOULD BE WITHOUT, especially when one considers its low costs and benefits

Merbromin (AKA Mercurochrome) is a topical antiseptic often used for minor cuts and scrapes in people. Merbromin is an organomercuric disodium salt compound and a fluorescein.
It is useful on external infections because of its permanence, and lethality to bacteria, in particular Columnaris.

Part of the difficulty of obtaining this product was concerns over its mercury content, however due to the low cost versus high costs of producing studies to disprove these allegations (which were never proven), most production has stopped for human use.

External Columnaris treatment using Merbromin from American Aquarium

HERE IS FURTHER INFORMATION (Courtesy American Aquarium):

  • AAP/Aquatronics Wound Control/Merbromin is a swab or paint-on disinfectant with PVP emulsifier for: wounds, scrapes, and abrasions as well as opportunistic bacterial infections that often result from these problems.

  • A topical antiseptic and oxidizer used for injuries, exposed wounds & open sores (with both bacterial and fungal infections), and exposed multi cell parasites such as Anchor Worm.
    Due to its anionic character, it is often an excellent choice for exposed EXTERNAL bacterial or fungal pathogens (including some parasites or at least secondary infections there of). However for this same reason if much living tissue is exposed or for gills, Methylene Blue would be a better choice.

  • A scrape against rocks or a bite on the scales can result in a serious infection. The simple process of catching the fish and painting the affected area will often prevent more serious problems or aid in an in tank or hospital tank treatment with antibiotics for more serious infections.
    Wound Control should also be used after any operation such as extraction of visible parasites.

  • All Fish safe assuming the fish can be safely handled without causing further injury.

  • USE:
    Net the fish. Gently use the net or hand to hold the fish in place (applying Req-Q, StressGuard or similar to your hand or net prior to application may be helpful). Apply Wound Control through the net or use a cotton swab to apply directly on the area.
    Place the fish in a hospital tank or quarantine box if possible & treat in tank if needed (Consider following the application of Wound Control with a Medicated Fish bath too). In a calm protected area the fish heal faster and less fish stress will occur when catching the fish.

AAP Merbromin

Further Reading:

Suggested other aquarium information resources & products:

Fish Diseases, How to Treat Sick Fish
Fish Diseases | How to Treat Sick Fish

Freshwater Aquarium Care
Freshwater Aquarium Care

Aquarium Medications, Use of replacement UV Bulbs for disease prevention
Replacement Aquarium/Pond UV Bulbs

Replacement of your UV Sterilizer's UV Bulb/Lamp every six months with a true level 1 capable bulb is a MUST for optimum disease prevention and aid in Redox balance.

Aquarium UV Sterilization, sterilizer use, heater information
Aquarium/Pond UV Sterilizer Use

This article covers many aspects of Aquarium & Pond UV Sterilization from how, why, facts, myths, and maintenance including the importance of changing UV Bulbs regularly.



Blogger Zara said...

You’ll never need to consider all of them as well as they’ll keep your porch properly lighted for when a person go out presently there.Alin

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It works when you sleep, decreasing wrinkles, targeting wrinkles, increasing collagen manufacturing.Tiege Hanley

4:34 AM  
Blogger Steve Jove said...

The elements can harm your prized possessions but with the best carport, exactly where choice includes a vast array of colors, supplies and surface finishes, you are able to safeguard your own assets against regardless of the weather tosses at you.Outdoor Canopy Reviews

5:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I was getting bore since morning but as soon as I got this link & reached at this blog, I turned into fresh and also joyful too.mattress toppers

4:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Each year, thousands of new fish keepers discover the natural wonder of aquariums. Fish keeping provides them, and now you, have the unique opportunity to not only observe another world. Aquarium Guide

11:04 PM  
Blogger albina N muro said...

A look at the most popular marine angelfish in the family Pomancanthidae, the Queen Angelfish. This is a complete guide on how to successfully keep them in a marine aquarium Pterophyllum scalare.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You create sense out of the foremost complex topics.
pills to get pregnant

10:46 PM  
Blogger Dwayne said...

It’s actually a great and useful piece of info that you have shared here. I’m happy that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing it. online aquarium accessories suppliers in India

1:39 AM  
Blogger Bunnycart said...

I just need to say this is a well-informed article which you have shared here about hoodies. It is an engaging and gainful article for us. Continue imparting this sort of info, Thanks to you. Aquarium Plants Price In India

3:30 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home