Reef Dip™ contains elemental iodine complexed to a protective slime coat for safely and gently disinfecting corals. It is effective against bacteria, fungus, and protozoans. It may be used prophylactically (without evidence of disease) or to remedy diseased specimens. It is safe to use with both stony and soft corals. It is also safe for anemones and polyps.
Reef Dip™ provides a protective slime coat complex that covers the coral, holding the iodine in contact with the infected site for extended periods of time. In addition, the slime coat prevents infection from re-rentering the site.
DIRECTIONS: Do not use in the aquarium. Use in a separate container. Remove 4 L (1 gallon) of water from the source aquarium to a container suitable for dipping. Add 5–10 mL (1–2 capfuls) of Reef Dip™ and mix. Place coral specimen in dip for 15–30 minutes, depending on severity of problem. In very severe cases, a double dose may be used. With clear and accessible lesions, dip concentrate may be painted on lesions directly before placing in dip. Observe animals during treatment for evidence of adverse reactions such as excessive sliming.
100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL
A: I would not use this dip with the crabs/shrimps in your acropora. Remove them or shake them off before dipping.
Q: I'm planning on setting up an aquarium for dwarf seahorses. I have been reading that hydroids can harm and even kill these tiny seahorses and their babies. My question is does Reef Dip protect against hydroids? My plan was to dip my live rock, corals, and macro algae before putting into the aquarium to try to kill any lurking hydroids. Or do you have another suggestion as to what product I should use?
A: First of all I have heard many different opinions about using live rock with dwarfs due to hydroids (this is a very broad description, the cnidarians include thousands of species). You may want to consider using "dead" rock and a little time to start your own biological system naturally. Reef dip would not be an effective practice in this situation. It is used mainly to combat bacterial and protozoa infections.
I would definitely err on the side of caution and wouldn't introduce anything else to the system that might pose a threat. If you still want to add macro algaes and I would be sure to rinse very well and inspect new specimens, very carefully. Please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee to rid hydroids because even after many precautions hyrdoids can still infect a tank.
A: Reef Dip is intended for corals and anemones. We do not recommend it for clams. However, if you feel your clam is diseased, you can try dipping it in a very dilute Reef Dip solution at your own risk. This is not a common practice but I have heard of it being done.
A: The disinfectant properties of Reef Dip will definitely help these corals by killing any infectious bacteria or protozoan that may be infecting them. Bleaching can also be caused by warm temperature. If this is the case, the only way to correct that is to find a way to cool your water (like a chiller).