30.06.2021 Innovation in the herbal water conditioner range Highly effective, well tolerated treatments and water conditioners for ornamental fish have been part of the sera range for years. Work on innovative products takes place continuously and including the newest scientific findings in the in-house laboratory. Two plant based water conditioners are the newest findings of the sera research team. They add to the already existing products of the Phyto med range: sera Phyto med Mycozid und sera Phyto med Catappa. With sera Phyto med Catappa, sera offers a highly effective herbal product with an extract from Indian almond leaves (Terminalia catappa) for the aquarium hobby. It is up to 10 times more effective compared to normal extracts or merely adding Catappa leaves. It is suitable for treating bacterial diseases such as fin rot and supports recovery in case of infections by various bacteria such as Aeromonas hydrophila, Pseudomonas spp., Edwardsiella tarda, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Enterobacter spp., Shewanella putrefaciens, Streptococcus sp. and Staphylococcus sp. It is also effective against infections by fungi, spawn fungus as well as Trichodina sp., and it reduces the infestation by Gyrodactylus sp. and Dactylogyrus sp. If possible, a safe diagnosis should be obtained by a microscopic examination of skin or gill swabs. sera Phyto med Catappa provides support also for recovery after an overcome disease: Wounds heal more quickly and the risk of a secondary bacterial infection or a secondary infection by fungi is considerably reduced. Furthermore, the efficacy of other products from the Phyto med range is further improved by using sera Phyto med Catappa. It is available in 50 ml (1.69 fl.oz., sufficient for 400 liters / 106 US gal.) package size, and the dosage is 5 ml per each 40 liters (10.6 US gal.) of aquarium water. It is expected to become available in early July. sera Phyto med Mycozid contains highly thyme oil from Thymus vulgaris L., Thymus zygis L. as an active agent, which makes it effective against external fungi such as Saprolegnia sp. or Achlya sp. in early stages as well as spawn fungus. The product is additionally suitably for accompanying the therapy in case of injuries or bacterial inflammations as to prevent secondary infections by fungi. If possible, a microscopic examination of skin or fin swabs should be carried out for obtaining a safe diagnosis. sera Phyto med Mycozid is available in 30 ml (1.02 fl.oz., sufficient for 300 – 400 liters / 79 – 106 US gal.) and 100 ml (3.38 fl.oz., sufficient for 1,000 – 1,300 liters / 264 – 343 US gal.) package sizes, and the dosage is 1 ml per each 40 liters (10.6 US gal.) of aquarium water. It is available immediately.