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Revive FAQs 

How does Revive work?

Revive eliminates the free swimming stage of many parasites, as well as gill flukes and many gram negative bacteria (such as bacterial fin rot). Revive does not harm fish, invertebrates, plants or nitrifying bacteria and no test kit is needed during treatment. The combination of several active ingredients, make this a safe, yet extremely effective aquarium treatment.

Please note that unlike most medications, Revive is most unusual in that only half the dosage is required in water with a pH of 8.0 or higher. The higher pH actually increases the effect of the treatment.

What diseases specifically does Revive treat?

Revive is used for the treatment of a range of external parasites such as Amlyoodinium (marine velvet), Brooklynella, Oodinium (freshwater velvet), Chilodonella, and gill flukes. It is also used to treat external bacterial infections such as bacterial fin and tail rot.  

Can Revive be used with other products or medications in the aquarium?

We recommend removing all absorbent filtration materials such as carbon from your system while treating with Revive. Replace these materials 5 days after treatment. We also suggest a routine partial water change be performed after 5 days as well. 

Revive can be used along with antibiotics in the aquarium, but should not be used with other medications.

How do I dose Revive?

Freshwater: Add 1/2 oz per 2.5 gallons of aquarium water. (Note: If pH is above 8.0 follow marine aquarium dosing instructions.

Marine: Add 1/2 oz. per 5 gallons of aquarium water.

Can Revive be used along with No-ICH?

Yes. Revive can be used with No-Ich. This combination treats the aquarium for both Amlyoodinium (marine velvet), Oodinium (freshwater velvet or rust) and Cryptocaryon (marine ich). The combination of Revive and No-Ich is safe for both marine and freshwater aquariums.

Is Revive safe for reef aquariums or freshwater planted aquariums?

Yes. Revive is safe for all fish, crabs, corals, invertebrates, macroalgaes and biological colonies within your aquarium. Revive is safe for all freshwater plants, invertebrates and fish, including and scaleless fish.

In what sizes is Revive available?

Revive is available in 16 oz. (1/2 liter), 32 oz. (1 liter), and 64 oz. (2 liter) bottles.

Can I purchase directly from FishVet?

Unfortunately not. Our products are not sold directly to the public. If your local store does not stock these products, ask them to request them from their distributor.


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