|Used For:||Treatment of Cryptocaryon|
|Material Safety Data Sheet:||Quinine hydrochloride|
Quinine hydrogen chloride is a drug used within the marine aquaria hobby for the treatment of Cryptocaryon. It is actually used in the treatment and prevention of malaria in humans. Commercial brands available include Vertonex, Resochin and Dawaquin. It is an anti-protozoal drug, killing the therots stage of Cryptocaryon on excystment from the tomont, thus stopping re-infection of new fish. Non-toxic to most fish at correct dosage rates (5-10mg/lt) but highly toxic to algae and some invertebrates. Non-toxic also to bacteria. Needs to be purchased through a qualified medical practitioner (either a medical doctor or veterinarian).
See also Chloroquine.
Dosage rate is 5 to 10 milligrams per litre.
Conversions between quinine forms, 100 milligrams of quinine is equal to:
- 111 mg quinine hydrochloride
- 169 mg quinine bisulfate
- 122 mg quinine dihydrochloride
- 121 mg quinine sulfate
- 160 mg quinine gluconate
- The Effect of Various "Reef Safe" Treatments on Xenia sp. in a Controlled Setting by Steve Pro - Reefkeeping Magazine
- (http://reefculture.com.au/blog/2009/09/cryptocaryon-irritans-marine-white-spot/): Porritt, M., Cryptocaryon irritans, Reef Culture Magazine, 1.