FISH CARE CLINIC
QUESTIONS BY DAVE CHILTON - KRYSTON TACKLE
Updated by Henry de Beer 28 February 2013
Like humans, fish also need medical care, but as no hospitals are available to them, you the angler, must play doctor.
What is Klin-ik?
Kryston Klin-ik is a totally safe approved laboratory formulated anti- bacterial treatment suitable for all coarse fish. All of its ingredients have a proven track record of successfully combating infection. Within the solution you will find ingredients which are found in an operating theatre, a dentist and a vet. A team of specialist in their fields following lengthy consultation with MAFF eventually arrived at the formulation. 50% of the contents are produced from natural ingredients and it contains the most powerful anti-viral agent known to man. It also contains antibacterial, fungal and parasiticed agents. A great deal of time, research and effort went into the making of the formula with the directive that it be totally safe to both man and fish.
What does it do?
When we remove a hook we leave behind a puncture hole. In certain cases that open cavity could lead to secondary infection setting in. The treatment is purposely designed to be an extremely searching liquid that immediately seeps and travels in a capillary action down to the base of the wound instantly cleansing and sterilizing the immediate area. The medication rapidly absorbs into the blood cells and this is where the other ingredients kick in, speeds up the healing process and helps regeneration of tissue. Thus giving the fish a flying start on the road to recovery. This applies to hook holds, spawning lesions, recent missing scales, torn fins etc.
I have heard rumors that there’s a new gel available from Kryston...a plaster?
Yes, now at last you can give your fish the finest and complete first aid treatment available. Following an application of Klin-ik - and once the area for treatment has been totally sterilized , the NEW SHIELD, an antiseptic and sterilizing gel, is applied to form a protective barrier preventing harmful micro and parasitic organisms from taking root. Shield has been designed specifically for all species of fish. The high viscosity sticky gel acts as a protective plaster adhering to tissue long enough in water for the medication to be effective. This additional treatment gives fish a flying start to recovery boosting the natural healing process and prevents secondary infection from setting in.
A gel is also available from Gardner Tackle - Medic Plus
I have noticed the odd fish flinch when I have applied the solution. Why?
That is the signal that the solution has penetrated to the base of the wound, it only takes a second and then the fish calms down. Its similar to a cut finger, apply Dettol and it instantly stings as it sterilizes. But there is a lot more in the solution than antiseptic. It contains an extremely effective anti-parasiticide to ward off parasites that feast and breed on newly exposed tissue.
Anglers say the treatment washes off after a period, that’s why they use only gels.
They think it does but that is only the visible carrier that washes off. Because it is a water based product the essential ingredients are delivered immediately and absorbed into the cells/bloodstream. In the few seconds it takes to apply it totally cleanses sterilizing the immediate area. There is no long or short-term advantage for the solution to remain on the fish, the job has been done within a split second and the fish’s natural healing process will now get underway. Once it’s sterilized its sterilized, period.
It has been said that most fish will recover under their own natural healing process without medication.
That is perfectly true but what about the odd fish, the one in a hundred, the one in a thousand even. That particular fish could have the potential to reach a record-breaking size it could be the fish of a lifetime. Some of you may be nodding your head saying yeah. But that’s not the point; if that fish only grew to a maximum of 5lbs it still deserves a chance. We don’t know which particular fish will recover; nobody does, so why not treat every fish. All it takes is a couple of drops and its nice to put something back into angling. In over 50 years of angling I have seen some sorry sights, horrendous growths not only around the mouth area but also body and fin infections. Science has come a long way since those early days so for the sake of a couple of drops or a quick wipe with a cotton bud why risk potentially unnecessary trauma, especially with potions from the dark ages?
How long will a bottle of solution last and what is its shelf life?
In one bottle there is enough medication to treat well over 300 fish; I have seen well meaning anglers literally swamping and almost bathing the fish in the solution. There is no need. All they are doing is wasting the product. The fish will come to no harm using excessive application, but in areas where scales and surface tissue remain undamaged and intact or old wounds have healed over there is no requirement for treatment of any sort. Shelf life is dependent on storage. As long as it is kept in cool conditions fridge, garage floor etc it should remain effective for at least a couple of years.
Is there anything dangerous or harmful in it and why the Green colour?
The product is totally safe and environmentally friendly. The greenish colour comes from our updated version, which contains the powerful anti-viral agent, which is all-important. One of our clients is the National Water Authority who supplies it to their bailiffs; they if required treat fish when on license checking duty. They also use it for obvious reasons to heal damage torn fins, lesions etc when netting is taken place. We also sell large quantities of it to major Koi importers who often treat fish damaged in transit following transportation from Israel and other overseas destinations. There are no aniline dyes contained in the solution, there is not a single trace of malachite green or gentian violet in Klin-ik.
Finally who use it and why?
Since its launch over 15 years ago Klin-ik’s proven fish care formula has been used successfully by more than a hundred thousand anglers, commercial fisheries, the EA as well as Koi centres, to name but a few. Hardly surprising it is recognized in the angling market as brand leader. Klin-ik solution and Shield are the only products on the angling market guaranteed to contain essential proven ingredients to combat damage to fish.
Both Klin-ik and Shield contain extremely powerful Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Viral and Parasiticide agents.
Totally safe, tried, tested and trusted!