FUNGUS, FINROT & BACTERIA TREATMENT

eSHa 2000

eSHa 2000 has been a winner from the start. It has saved many aquarium hobbyists from unnecessary grief, for over half a century already. eSHa 2000 is designed to give a very wide range of treatment and cures an impressive amount (18+) of different fish diseases and symptoms. eSHa 2000 is a powerful, easy-to-use product with fast and lasting results.

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PRODUCT FEATURES

eSHa 2000
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SYMPTOMS

FLAVOBACTERIUM COLUMNARE​

FLAVOBACTERIUM COLUMNARE​

SAPROLEGNIA SP.

SAPROLEGNIA SP.

DROPSY

FINROT

GILL DISEASE

GRANULOMA (MYCOBACTERIUM SP.)

ULCERS

WOUNDS

TRAUMA

QUESTIONS?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our products are designed to be simple, safe & easy to use, but if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. But before you do, please check our Frequently Asked Questions below to see if your question has already been answered.

  • Always read the leaflet before use;
  • This product may stain if spilt;
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets;
  • Do not use with animals that are intended for consumption;
  • Store bottle and leaflet in original packaging;
  • For ornamental fish only;
  • Keep away from cuts, eyes and other sensitive areas;
  • This information is general product information, not to be mistaken for the instruction leaflet. No rights can be derived from this F.A.Q.!

Disease diagnosis is the first step towards successful and rapid disease cure. Most fish diseases are highly contagious and spread quickly in aquarium conditions, so prompt diagnosis and treatment is advised. There are some ‘early warning signals’ which should be watched for as these can indicate the onset of a disease.

Skin
The skin is the first line of defence and as such it is often the first to show signs of attack from infection. Any changes in skin colour or appearance should be closely watched for.

Fins
Watch your fish’s fins. Fins which are held close to the body signal an illness, particularly on live bearing fish.

Swimming behaviour
Unusual or sluggish swimming behaviour can indicate the onset of a disease.

eSHa 2000 treats primary and secondary fungal infections, bacterial skin infections and skin / gill parasites. An added advantage is its ability to assist wound healing and to protect the skin layer. eSHa 2000’s wide range action means the danger of choosing the wrong treatment is virtually eliminated.

A list of specific disease organisms and conditions that eSHa 2000 treats:

  • Shimmying disease: also called ‘shimmies’. The fish no longer has proper control of its nerves and muscles;
  • Protozoan parasites: a wide range of illnesses often caused by any number of microscopic external protozoan parasites;
  • Fungus: most likely to be fungal species such as Saprolegnia and Achlya;
  • Ulcers or wounds: sustained from vigorous feeding / breeding. Likely to be infected with secondary infection such as ‘fungus’ if left untreated;
  • Mouth fungus: the common term for a bacterium called flexibacter;
  • Dropsy: the common name for a combined viral and/or bacterial infection;
  • Gill problems: can be a symptom of infection from certain fungi or worms, or poor water quality (eSHa 2000 can not remedy water quality problems);
  • Finrot: sustained from vigorous feeding / breeding. Likely to be infected with secondary infection such as ‘fungus’ if left untreated;
  • Neon tetra disease: although common on neon tetras this disease can affect other fish species particularly barbs and danios. Fish can carry the parasite and not become infected. eSHa 2000 blocks neon tetra disease.


eSHa 2000’s broad range of activity is effective against over eighteen disease organisms and conditions. However, it will not cure every ailment your fish may encounter.

  • You can use eSHa 2000 to treat tropical and coldwater fish
  • eSHa 2000 is very well tolerated by plants and filters

Filtering
You may continue to filter over non-adsorbing materials such as filter-wool, sand, gravel, etc. Always remove chemical ‘active’ filter media such as (fresh) activated carbon, UV (lights), oxidisers, resins and protein skimmers, as these can have a negative influence on the action of eSHa 2000. Keep filters running day and night.

Overdosing
Overdosing is not recommended, however, eSHa 2000 usually remains non-toxic (under normal conditions) if more than the recommended dose is accidentally added.

Other treatments (from other manufacturers)
Never combine treatments unless the manufacturer specifically states that it is safe to do so.

It is generally not necessary to do a water change before using eSHa 2000. However, there are a few exceptions where a partial water change should be carried out before treating the aquarium:

  1. In the case of poor water quality. Regular testing with eSHa AQUA-QUICK-TEST can identify water quality problems in time to take corrective action when needed;
  2. If you are close to your regular water change;
  3. If using any waterconditioners (see general questions: how can I safely add tap water when doing a water change, without adding (too much) water conditioner?);
  4. If you have just used or are using another treatment: 2 x 40% water changes should be carried out over a period of two days + appropriate filtering (i.e. carbon).


Replacing some of the water during or after treatment effectively removes some of the treatment. Compensate by adding a proportional amount of medication after a water change.

  1. To treat the disease organisms and conditions, use a standard 3 day dose of eSHa 2000. Calculate the volume of your aquarium (only the area occupied by water). You can use the Dosage Calculator to calculate the correct dosage.
  2. Add drops of eSHa 2000 to your aquarium by holding the bottle upside down and squeezing the pipette (20 drops = 1 ml).


Preventive dosage

Use only day one of the standard dose (25 drops per 100 litres) to prevent problems with new fish and plants. Use this same dosage when transporting fish to prevent problems caused by damage due to capture, stress and trauma.

For more about information about the quarantine procedure, refer to our F.A.Q.: QUARANTINE PROCEDURE.

Extra heavy dosage
Double the standard three day dose for very ill fish, for prevention of egg mold and for fast initial results. In severe cases, the secondary dose (days 2 / 3) may be continued for a number of days. Soft water dosage in ‘soft’ water (low carbonates) increases the standard dosage. If GH is less than 4°dGH, double the daily standard dosage.

After an illness we strongly recommend that you give your fish a daily dose of eSHa OPTIMA, to keep them in good health. eSHa OPTIMA is a unique combination of the essential components found in tropical rivers, lakes and streams. These components are blended with trace elements, minerals, vitamins and natural growth enhancers to give your fish what they are accustomed to in their natural environment. eSHa OPTIMA stimulates and supports the natural immune defences and speeds up full recovery from illness. 

For marine aquariums we strongly recommend to give your fish a dose of MINAROLL after an illness. MINAROLL is a blend of trace elements, vitamins and minerals, designed to keep your fish in the best of health. It stimulates and supports the natural immune defences and it speeds up a full recovery from illness. It can also be used in freshwater aquariums.

eSHa 2000 can be used in conjunction with:

  • EXIT: gives a very broad range of treatment! EXIT treats all ‘spot’ (Ich) causing parasitic species and ‘velvet’ disease. There is no need to halve the dosage when using eSHa 2000 and EXIT together.
  • eSHa gdex: it is a highly synergetic combination, just like eSHa 2000 and EXIT. eSHa gdex works against skin and gill flukes and tapeworms. There is no need to halve the dosage when using eSHa 2000 and eSHa gdex together.
  • eSHa alx: works against parasitic species of Crustacea. There is no need to halve the dosage when using eSHa 2000 and eSHa alx together.

Yes! eSHa 2000 has several other uses:

As a disinfectant for fish, plants and equipment before they are added to your aquarium
Treat your whole aquarium with a standard dose of eSHa 2000 (25 drops per 100 litres) after the newcomers are introduced.

Note: visibly ill newcomers should be held in quarantine. For more about information about the quarantine procedure, refer to our F.A.Q.: QUARANTINE PROCEDURE.

To help hatch eggs and raise fry
A standard 3 day dose of eSHa 2000 helps prevent the eggs catching fungus and helps protect the fry after they have hatched. Success rate is improved.

To treat successive infection
eSHa 2000 can be used again if fish get infected with another disease after recovering from a previous condition or illness. A successive infection can indicate other problems such as poor water quality. Commonly, fish get infected with ’white spot’ disease, which takes advantage of the weakened immune system. eSHa 2000 can be safely used in combination with EXIT (effective against many spot diseases), providing an effective tool to combat this infection.

CALCULATE IT YOURSELF

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

This dosage calculator is a tool to calculate the standard dosage for normal aquariums. Although this calculator is carefully put together, we strongly advise to read the product instructions and leaflet carefully.

EXACT DOSAGES

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

Refer to the RESULTS to get your dosage plan. Please read the leaflet, instructions and exceptions before using your chosen product!
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In case you do not have a normal aquarium, you have to adjust the dosage accordingly. For example, if you have large amounts of rocks, stones or other deco material, the dosage needs to be decreased. If you have an oversized external filter the dosage needs to be increased.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is smaller than 30 liters, this is smaller than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is larger than 300 liters, this is larger than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

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PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY LIST

We often get questions if our products are safe to use with certain types of animals. After testing our products carefully, we have put together an overview that shows which product are safe to use with your beloved aquarium creatures.

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PRODUCT SHRIMP SNAILS / MUSSELS FROGS CORALS AXOLOTLS

eSHa 2000

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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EXIT

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

GASTROPEX

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

HEXAMITA

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

PRO-PHYLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

eSHa OPTIMA

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

PROTALON

707 / 7.0.7 / 727

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

GOLDY

No

No

Yes

N/A

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TORTUFIT

No

No

Yes

N/A

-

eSHa gdex

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

-

eSHa -ndx

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

-

eSHa alx

No

?

Yes

?

-

CRYPTO-PLUS

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

TRIMARIN

No

No

N/A

No

-

OODINEX

Yes

No

N/A

Yes

-

MINAROLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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