Other Resources
Outbound Links



Koivet Had a Forum
Forum contents and participants have "gotten with the times" and moved on to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

Aquameds is a mid size provider of fish medications to the koi and goldfish resources you often turn to. They support their retailers as well as the hobbyist. They have a consultation form of great utility. Retailers can also contact them through their site,

Acriflavine is efffective against external parasitic infections
Acriflavine might be the silver bullet for Costia but it stains you badly, and kills plants.

Acriflavine for Koi Diseases

Acriflavine MSDS Content


Acriflavine's MSDS Sheet
Acriflavine MSDS - by MSDS Dept
Acriflavine MSDS

Section I - IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT: Acriflavine Neutral
SYNONYMS: Euflavine, Trypaflavine Neutral, Neutroflavine, mixture of 3,6-diamino-10-methylacridinium chloride and 3,6-diaminoacridine
CHEMICAL ABSTRACT NO.: 8048-52-0
PRODUCT CODE NO.: 10075

Section III - HEALTH & FIRST AID INFORMATION
INHALATION: Assumed harmful. Irritant. Remove patient from exposure. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.
INGESTION: Assumed harmful. Irritant. Wash out mouth with water. Seek medical attention immediately
EYE CONTACT: Irritates and stains. Rinse eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT: Stains, may irritate. Hypersensitivity may occur. Wash with plenty of soap and water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
OTHER HEALTH INFORMATION:
LDLO = 1500 mg/kg (ivn, human)
LD SC = 250 mg/kg (mice)
To the best of our knowledge, the toxicological properties of acriflavine neutral have not been thoroughly investigated.
Section IV - PHYSICAL DATA
MELTING POINT: n.av.
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Soluble at 330 grams/litre.
APPEARANCE AND ODOUR: Deep reddish brown or orange granualr crystalline powder
Section V - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES & PRECAUTIONS: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent skin and eye contact. Use water, foam or carbon dioxide as extinquishing media.
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Emits toxic fumes of CO, CO2, NOx, and HCl.
Section VI - REACTIVITY
STABILITY: Stable
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur
CONDITIONS & MATERIALS TO AVOID: none
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Toxic fumes of CO, CO2, NOx, SOx and HCl.
Section VII - EMPLOYEE PROTECTION
CONTROL MEASURES: Use in a well ventilated area.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Wear dust mask or self-contained breathing apparatus.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Wear resistant gloves.
EYE PROTECTION: Use chemical safety goggles.
Section VIII - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
SPILL OR LEAK PRECAUTIONS: Wear respirator and gloves. Sweep or scoop spill into a salvage container and hold for disposal. Wash spill area with plenty of soap and water to remove residue.
WASTE DISPOSAL: Consult a professional disposal service.
Section IX - REGULATORY CONTROLS
DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION: Not regulated under the Transport of Dangerous Goods Act.
DOT CLASSIFICATION: n. ap.
DOT PROPER SHIPPING NAME: n. ap.
OTHER DOT INFORMATION: n. ap.
WHMIS CLASSIFICATION: D2B
OTHER REGULATORY REQUIREMENT: n. av.
Section X - PRECAUTIONS: HANDLING, STORAGE & USAGE
Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight and high humidity.
PREPARED BY: MSDS Dept. DATE: Update March 30, 1999

Acriflavine for Koi Diseases
Acriflavine - by Doc Johnson
General Information
Acriflavine is efffective against external parasitic infections in freshwater and marine tropical ornamental fishes. As a fungicide, it is effective against Saproglenia ssp; as protozoacide, it is effective against Ambiphyra, Chilodonella, Cryptocaryon Irritans, Hexamita, Ichthyophthirius multifilis, Oodinium and Schyphidia species.
Directions for Use
Long Duration Bath (3 - 5 days) - One application of 200 milligrams of acriflavine per 10 gallons (5 ppm) of either aquarium water, static holding tank water, or shipping water. No water change is required. This will kill your plants and negatively impact your filtration system's beneficial nitrogen reducing bacteria.
Short Duration Bath (2 hours) - Using an independent, separate treatment container with appropriate aeration, prepare as 10 part per million (ppm) treatment bath. Note: 10 ppm is equivalent to 10 milligrams of acriflavine per liter of treatment water or 37.8 mg per gallon of treatmet water. After 2 hours of treatment, return fish to habitat water.
Warning: This product is intended for use solely on non-edible fish. Keep out of reach of children.
The above drug is not sold in US and for export only and for ornamental fish use only.
Doc Johnson: "More work is needed on Acriflavine. We need to establish the effect on filter bacteria, most of the common pond fish and the actual kill list among the parasites of Koi and Goldfish. Does it kill Orfe and snails? It *does* cause plants to die with amazing rapidity."


Please fill your contact information
Email   *
Select Mail Lists for subscribe : 
Dr Johnson's Wet Pets, Family Pets and Stuff For Vets List  - Newsletter opt in list for notices of interest to pond, pet and vet people.


koi
Koi Beginner
Once you've leapfrogged through this tutorial you will have a solid, working concept of the Koi hobby and what it's all about. This is done just about exclusively with video and very little written material.
pond
DrJohnson.com
More than koi health, this site spans all things animal, by a real veterinarian who shoots you straight.

pondfish
Fishdoc.co.uk
By Frank Prince-Iles. A UK authority who put this site together some time ago and which is still relied upon as a major source of good Koi and pond fish information

goldfish
PondCrisis.com
If you have a koi, pond or fish problem, this site takes you through twenty easy questions and at the end you know what you need to fix in your pond to create restored Koi health.
koi ponds

If you need pet information AND Koi pondfish and pond information you might like DrJohnson.com which has everything from pet info, to vet info, to koi and pond fish. It has it ALL! Pet Information.

© 2013 all rights reserved koivet.com (drjohnson.com)