KORDON'S PolyAqua is a professional water conditioner, formulated
for use by aquarists as well as professionals (shippers, dealers, wholesalers,
collectors), who transport and handle large numbers of aquatic animals.
This product combines the effective skin slime replacement properties
found in NovAqua® with the addition of vitamin
B12. The polymers found in PolyAqua's slime replacer are more concentrated
than those found in NovaAqua. PolyAqua has been formulated to reduce
the possibility of disease outbreak, aid in the reduction of stress
and increase the survival rates of aquatic animals..
PolyAqua provides a barrier against loss of internal fluids and electrolytes
by adding a synthetic polymeric slime coating to areas of the fish that
have been damaged. The use of vitamin B12 aids
the normal healing process. PolyAqua also detoxifies heavy metal ions
such as copper, lead, zinc, etc.
PolyAqua is available in the following sizes:
| 4 fl. oz. (118 mL)
|| bottle - treats 240 gallons
| 8 fl. oz.(236 mL)
|| bottle - treats 480 gallons
| 16 fl. oz. (473 mL)
|| bottle - treats 960 gallons
| 1 gallon (3.78 liters)
|| jug- treats 7,693 gallons
PolyAqua is a professional water conditioner, formulated for use by
aquarists and pond keepers as well as professionals (shippers, dealers,
wholesalers, collectors), who transport and handle large numbers of
aquatic animals. This product combines the effective skin slime replacement
properties found in NovAqua® with the addition of vitamin B12.
Fish in transit frequently incur physical damage as a result of capture
and handling procedures. This damage, combined with the resultant stress
from deteriorating water conditions, will predispose fishes and invertebrates
to the infectious disease process. Though such physical damage and physiological
problems are difficult to eliminate, it is important to reduce the chances
of the development of harmful diseases. PolyAqua has been formulated
to reduce the possibility of disease outbreak by providing the following
1. A synthetic slime coating for damaged tissue.
PolyAqua provides a barrier against loss of internal fluids, electrolytes
and potentially toxic substances. The synthetic polymeric slime coating
is only activated in the presence of protein, such as damaged areas.
A 'bandaging effect" occurs as the synthetic slime coat forms rapidly
over the damaged areas. The exact mechanism of the synthetic slime coat
formation is unclear. However, an increase in viscosity and cross-linking
among the polymer/colloids occurs when they come into contact with the
protein. As the fish regenerates its own mucus layer, the synthetic
film is sloughed off and is biodegraded. The protective action of the
slime coat, which forms faster than one laid down by NovAqua, reduces
the possibility of infection by bacteria and external parasites. When
used with antibacterials and other medications, their activity is concentrated
at the diseased or damaged site.
2. Contains Vitamin B12 which aids in the healing of damaged tissue.
The use of vitamin B12 by commercial fish hatcheries has indicated that
its inclusion aids the normal healing process.
3. Detoxification of heavy metal ions.
PolyAqua detoxifies heavy metal ions such as copper, lead, zinc, etc.,
which, in low concentrations, are harmful to aquatic animals. PolyAqua
precipitates the metal ions, including copper ions, from solution into
harmless compounds forming a unique, polymeric salt. This salt is stable
under both high and low pH conditions, in contrast to many chelates
which are pH dependent, unstable, and can release their "bound
up" metal ions back into solution. PolyAqua is capable of precipitating
free copper ions but reacts slowly with chelated copper solutions.
4. Reduces stress and increases survival rates.
The overall action of PolyAqua aids in the reduction of stress and increases
the survival rates of aquatic animals.
Contains synthetic polymers, vitamin B12, and product stabilizers. Dosage:
Use 1 teaspoon (approximately 5 ml) per 10 gallons of water . When used
at this concentration, 4 ounces of PolyAqua will treat 240 gallons of
water.To treat smaller amounts of water, use 10 drops per gallon.
PolyAqua is stable indefinitely in solution. If a precipitate occurs,
shake well before using. The formation of a precipitate will not affect
the efficacy of the product.
Kordon's PolyAqua is compatible with the majority of medications used
in the control of fish diseases. PolyAqua is effective in precipitating
free copper ions (Cu++), and should not be used in combination with
medications containing copper. This product is safe for use in established
aquaria and ponds and will not interfere with normal biological filtration.
PolyAqua is not a medication or a chemotherapeutic agent, and is not
indicated for any specific disease. Its sole purpose is that of a water
PolyAqua is nontoxic when used as directed. It does not reach toxic
levels with regular use or accidental or purposeful overdosing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
The use of PolyAqua is suggested for the following conditions:
Fish and invertebrate shipping.
Add PolyAqua to the shipping water before the fish or invertebrates
are shipped. Use 1 teaspoon per 10 gallons of water.
Receiving new specimens and transhipper use.
After receipt of new specimens, place in water treated with PolyAqua.
This is extremely important in cases where larger specimens are transferred
using a net. Use PolyAqua at the recommended dosage. When shipping fishes
add PolyAqua to the water at the recommended dosage. As an additional
protection use Kordon's AmQuel® . For longer-distance shipping,
the amount of AmQuel used should be increased (generally 3 to 5 times
the normal dosage) depending upon the shipping time and amount of ammonia
released by the fishes. See AmQuel product data sheet KPD-51 for further
Health aid in aquariums for bruised and lacerated fish and invertebrates.
Add PolyAqua to the water at the recommended dosage. Commercial fish
hatcheries suggest that the addition of supplemental Vitamin B12 to
PolyAqua increases its efficacy in the mending of fins and surface tissue
e.g. abrasions, skin areas missing scales, etc.) of fish.