WIDE RANGE MARINE TREATMENT (INVERT)

OODINEX

OODINEX is a wide range disease treatment for marine fish in aquariums with invertebrates (such as sea anemones, corals and crustaceans). The unique formula solves a wide range of fungal, bacterial and parasitic infections. OODINEX’s wide range action means the danger of choosing the wrong treatment is virtually eliminated. If there are no invertebrates in the tank, it is recommended to use TRIMARIN, which has an even broader treatment range.

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PRODUCT FEATURES

OODINEX
WATCH FOR THESE

SYMPTOMS

FINROT

DROPSY

FUNGUS

AMYLOODINIUM OCELLATUM

MARINE WHITESPOT (CRYPTOCARYON IRRITANS)

WASTING DISEASE

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;
  • 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.

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

A list of specific disease organisms and conditions that OODINEX treats:

  • Oodinium: fine whitish / yellow spots or ‘salt and pepper’ coating can be seen, especially on the fins. The spots can give a ‘hazy gold’ appearance. Fish may ‘rub and scratch’ against hard objects and show rapid gill movement (difficulty breathing). Slime may cover the body. This is common for tangs and clownfish;
  • Marine whitespot: white spots on the body and fins of your fish. Your fish may try to ‘rub and scratch’ against hard objects such as aquarium decor;
  • Fungus: white or slightly off-white fluffy growths on the fins and body of your fish. Often found on wounds or broken skin, where the mucus layer has been broken, a classic secondary infection;
  • Finrot: the fins of your fish appear ragged and sore, frayed or torn;
  • Dropsy: your fish appear swollen with scales / fins protruding from the skin. Red areas often visible at the base of raised scales. Bases of fins and around anus appears red or bloodshot. Eyes may protrude from body;
  • Wasting disease: symptoms can include some or all of the following: weight loss, ulcers, popeye, listlessness, swollen belly, sore skin patches, loss of appetite, ‘wasted’ appearance.


Some diseases are very difficult to diagnose or can be diagnosed incorrectly. For example, fungus may result from another problem such as finrot. Therefore, it is important to treat the root of the problem (finrot) as well as the resulting secondary infection (fungus). As OODINEX treats many diseases you have a very good chance of treating the root problem and improving your fish’s health. In some cases it is more effective to keep an eye out for a variety of symptoms which fish tend to exhibit when they are infected.

The symptoms

  • Shaking of the head;
  • Lying near the water surface;
  • Shimmying (body rocking);
  • Cloudy eyes;
  • Slimy skin / red skin inflammations;
  • Skin patchiness / discolouration;
  • Bloody patches / spots;
  • Open wounds / bleeding skin;
  • Rough scales / scale loss;
  • Mucus patches;
  • Breathing difficulty;
  • Rapid gill movement.


OODINEX treats a wide range of infections characterised by the above symptoms. These infections are often very contagious and can easily spread to healthy fish. The sooner you treat your fish, the better their chance of recovery.

  • You can use OODINEX to treat all marine fish. 
  • Do not use OODINEX with tropical or coldwater fish!

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 OODINEX. Keep filters running day and night.

Overdosing
It is not recommended to add more than the advised dosage when using OODINEX.

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 OODINEX. 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 OODINEX. Multi-day dosage achieves exceptional results whilst causing minimal distress to your fish. 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 OODINEX to your aquarium by holding the bottle upside down and squeezing the pipette (20 drops = 1 ml).

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.

For freshwater aquariums 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. 

We do not recommend using other eSHa products while using OODINEX.

Unlike most marine treatments, OODINEX is safe to use in aquariums with invertebrates such as sea anemones, corals and crustaceans, there is no need to remove these from your aquarium. If you do not keep inverts in your aquarium then use TRIMARIN to treat your fish: TRIMARIN treats a wider range of symptoms / conditions in non-invert aquariums.

There are several key factors that require attention to keep your marine fish healthy

  1. Constant water conditions: water quality should be checked regularly as bad water quality is the primary cause of disease. Regular water changes should be carried out.
  2. Feed a diet that contains varied nutrition and is low in phosphates.
  3. New fish should be quarantined until you are sure that they are not infected.
  4. Regularly check / add calcium levels, trace elements and vitamin supplies, these are important for marine fish.
  5. Keeping a marine aquarium of more than 200 litres (45 gallons) is preferable.
    A marine aquarium should ideally contain live rock.
  6. Make sure that your aquarium is correctly stocked (avoid overstocking).
  7. Regularly renew the contents of your filter.
    Run an effective and correctly sized protein skimmer.
  8. Aquariums containing invertebrates have specific lighting needs.
  9. Algae consuming hermit crabs and snails are a very beneficial addition for a marine aquarium.
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.

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DOSAGE CALCULATOR

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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

-

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

-

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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