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ANTI WHITE SPOT DISEASE TREATMENT

EXIT

EXIT is very effective in treating white spot disease. It doesn’t contain any copper and is safe to use with shrimp, snails and scaleless fish. White spot can be recognized by white spots on the body & fins and / or the fish rubbing and scratching against (hard) objects. eSHa EXIT distinguishes itself from other products by also treating ‘velvet’ disease (Oodinium), as well as ‘Ich’ parasites (Ichthyophthirius).

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eSHa EXIT
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PARASITES / SYMPTOMS

CHILODONELLA SP.

CHILODONELLA SP.

Piscinoodinium pillulare

PISCINOODINIUM PILLULARE

ICHTHYOPHTHIRIUS MULTIFILIIS

ICHTHYOPHTHIRIUS MULTIFILIIS

ICHTHYOPHTHIRIUS MULTIFILIIS

APIOSOMA SP.

TRICHODINA SP.

TETRAHYMENA SP.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our products are designed to be simple, safe & easy to use, but if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. But before you do, please check our Frequently Asked Questions below to see if your question has already been answered.

  • Always read the leaflet before use;
  • This product may stain if spilt;
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets;
  • Do not use with animals that are intended for consumption;
  • Store bottle and leaflet in original packaging;
  • For freshwater ornamental fish only;
  • This product may discolour the water;
  • This product may stain silicone;
  • Keep away from eyes, cuts and sensitive areas;
  • This information is general product information not to be mistaken for the instruction leaflet. No rights can be derived from this F.A.Q.!

EXIT treats all ‘spot’ (Ich) causing parasitic species. EXIT distinguishes itself from other products by also treating ‘velvet’ disease as well as ‘Ich’ parasites. This is an advantage because the symptoms for both diseases are often confused. Therefore, EXIT eliminates the danger of choosing the wrong treatment.

A list of specific diseases that EXIT treats:

  • White spot disease (also called ‘Ich’, ‘Ick’ or ‘Spot’) (Ichthyophthirius): This is one of the most common problems experienced by aquarists. Virtually all freshwater fish can be affected.
  • Velvet disease (Oodinium): Velvet is fatal for fry. This disease is less common than ‘white spot’, but the symptoms are often confused. Because EXIT treats white spot and velvet disease, the danger of choosing the wrong treatment is eliminated.
  • You can use EXIT to treat tropical and coldwater fish
  • EXIT poses no threat to plants or filters when dosed correctly
  • EXIT gives excellent results, especially with tropical fish.

You may continue to filter over non-adsorbing materials such as filter-wool, sand, gravel, etc. Always remove chemical ‘active’ filter media such as (fresh) activated carbon, UV (lights), oxidisers and resins, as these can have a diminishing effect on the action of EXIT. Keep filters running day and night.

Overdosing
It is not recommended to add more than the advised dosage when using EXIT.

Extended treatment
It is possible to extend the dosage plan for 2 – 3 days (use day 2 dosage during the extended treatment), but only if you see your fish improving during the first 3 days of the treatment. If not, it might be that your fish are suffering from something else.

Prolonged treatment
There are exceptionally resistant species (such as ‘import spot’) which may need 2 or 3 more additional doses (10 drops per 100 liters per day). In cases with little or no improvement a 50% water change (no additives) and a combination of eSHa 2000 with EXIT in their full standard 3 day dosage is highly effective.

It is generally not necessary to do a water change before or after using EXIT. However, there are a few exceptions where a partial water change should be carried out before treating the aquarium:

  1. In the case of poor water quality. Regular testing with eSHa AQUA-QUICK-TEST can identify water quality problems in time to take corrective action when needed;
  2. If you are close to your regular water change;
  3. If using any waterconditioners (see general questions: how can I safely add tap water when doing a water change, without adding (too much) water conditioner?);
  4. If you have just used or are using another treatment: 2 x 40% water changes should be carried out over a period of two days + appropriate filtering (i.e. carbon).


Replacing some of the water during or after treatment effectively removes some of the treatment. If you have to do a water change for any reason and remove correctly dosed medication, you can compensate this by adding a proportional amount of new medication after the water change.

When starting treatment, we recommend to not feed on the first day and feed half the normal amount on the second day. In the next 3 days, gradually increase the amount back to normal.

  1. To treat the disease organisms and conditions, use a standard 3 day dose of EXIT. Calculate the volume of your aquarium (only the area occupied by water). You can use the Dosage Calculator to calculate the correct dosage.
  2. Add drops of EXIT to your aquarium by holding the bottle upside down and squeezing the pipette (20 drops = 1 ml).

After an illness we strongly recommend that you give your fish a daily dose of eSHa OPTIMA, to keep them in good health. eSHa OPTIMA is a unique combination of the essential components found in tropical rivers, lakes and streams. These components are blended with trace elements, minerals, vitamins and natural growth enhancers to give your fish what they are accustomed to in their natural environment. eSHa OPTIMA stimulates and supports the natural immune defences and speeds up full recovery from illness.

EXIT can be used in conjunction with:

  • eSHa 2000: gives a very broad range of treatment! Treats primary and secondary fungal infections, bacterial skin infections and skin / gill parasites. There is no need to halve the dosage when using EXIT and eSHa 2000 together.
  • HEXAMITA: developed to combat the infamous hole-in-the-head disease that discus fish can suffer from.
  • eSHa alx: works against parasitic species of Crustacea. There is no need to halve the dosage when using EXIT and eSHa alx together.

Never combine eSHa products with products from other brands, unless the manufacturer specifically states that it is safe to do so.

Yes, care should be taken when diagnosing white spot symptoms. This is because some fish, particularly clown loach, can display white spots as a result of poor water quality, not as a result of the parasitic infection. Also, some male fishes, particularly goldfish, display white spots on the gills and pectoral fins at breeding time. These ‘tubercles’ are not to be confused with white spot parasites.

EXIT works by using a unique double action method to combat two different types of parasites, both the young parasites swimming in the water as well as those ‘maturing’ on your fish. EXIT does not need any special precautions such as separate tanks, raising of temperature or water renewal. It is biodegradable and even after repeated use, no remaining elements are left in the aquarium and no residues are left on the fish. EXIT can be used with very sensitive fish (such as chocolate gouramis) and very young fish due to its carefully balanced composition. Unlike many other treatments, EXIT does not contain Formaldehyde, which can be damaging to sensitive fish.

The white spot parasites are single celled and are highly contagious when they are young and in the ‘free-swimming’ stage (tomites). At this stage they are not visible to the naked eye. They can quickly enter the outer slime coating (mucous membrane) of a new host fish and then ‘mature’ there for up to 2-3 weeks (maturity occurs quicker in tropical temperatures). When they have matured, they breakthrough this slime layer and drop to the bottom of the aquarium, attaching to a solid surface. Here they form an encapsulated cyst, inside of which the single cell divides to form 200-1200 new tomites. The cyst then breaks, releasing the tomites into the water where they must quickly find a new host to begin the process over again. It is also possible that these parasites remain dormant and wait until your fish is in a weakened condition, before striking. Because of the enormous reproductive capacity of these parasites and the high stocking levels often seen in aquariums, just a few can create an epidemic in a very short space of time. It is important to respond quickly to the warning signals.

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DOSAGE CALCULATOR

You can use the eSHa dosage calculator to calculate the standard dosage for aquariums. Although this calculator is carefully put together, we strongly advise you to read the product instructions and leaflet attentively beforehand.

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Always double-check the metric, the chosen product and the tank size!
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that all input of data is correct. Incorrect use of the calculator can result in undesired effects in your aquarium. 

In case you do not have a “normal” aquarium:

If you have large amounts of rocks, stones or other deco material, the dosage needs to be decreased. If you have an oversized external filter the dosage needs to be increased.

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PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY LIST

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