DVH Coral Protec is a new coral dip from Europe that is making its way across the pond and into the US market. Although there is no shortage of coral pest eradicating products on the market not every one is always 100% effective and a lot of times, it is through trial and error to find a product that gives you the peace of mind when dipping your corals.
What makes DVH Coral Protec different? The literature basically discussing eliminating the big trouble spots from acropora eating flatworms (AEFW), montipora eating nudibranchs, zoanthid eating spiders, and red flatworms. The product also notes it can be used to treat both rapid tissue necrosis (RTN), slow tissue necrosis (STN) and other bacterial infections.
The company does list its ingredients as a “proprietary aqueous solution of Chloroxylenol and a proprietary blend of Natural Extracts. It does not contain iodine.” Doing a quick online search, we couldn’t uncover another coral dip product however the product mix does sound a lot like Dettol, a medical anticeptic that has been in use since the 1950s that contains Chloroxylenol as its main ingredient.
One 20ml bottle create up to 40 liters (10 1/2 gallons) of coral dip when mixed according to instructions with water in a dipping container. The product retails for around $12.99 for a 20ml bottle and is also taking a page from the Coral RX playbook and offering a 1ml dose for $1.99.
[via Aquarium Specialty]