Seachem ParaGuard Parasite Control 500 mL / 17 fl. oz.
- Fish and filter safe parasite control
- The only fish and filter safe aldehyde based parasite control product available (for parasites on fish)
- Employs a proprietary, synergistic blend of aldehydes, malachite green, and fish protective polymers
- Effectively and efficiently eradicates many ectoparasites (ich, etc) and external fungal, bacterial, and viral lesions (fin rot)
- 250 milliliters treats 500 US gallons
ParaGuard 是*一款*的鱼类和过滤器水性（按重量计，10%）ParaGuard 产品。 与高毒且难以使用的正式*不同，ParaGuard 不含甲醛或甲醇，不会改变 pH。 ParaGuard 采用专有的、协同混合蛋白、甲酸盐绿和鱼类防护聚合物，有效有效地消除鱼上许多生态界 等） 外部*/*/*性*，如脂轮转）。 它在*和接收水箱中特别有用 — 每当新鱼被引进社区水箱时。 适用于淡水或海洋。 建议使用 ParaGuard 仅处理海洋和淡水鱼中的某些特殊情况。 不建议*任何风格的水族箱，包括无*、珊瑚、甲壳类或叶草（鲨鱼和射线）。
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The reason my velvet didn’t go away after 3 weeks of dosing the tank may very well be because the directions are wrong! And now I can’t continue dosing as it will start to negatively impact the fish. Very bad error on Seachem part.
UPDATE: was directed online to try another product called aap medicated wonder shells. Contact their customer service, who were fantastic. They helped me through this predicament and a week after dosing with the medicated Wonder Shell the velvet is gone.
I like Seachem products but this is a grievous error.
(Hes improving since we stopped treatment)
Anywhat, feel free to try it! But if your betta starts flapping you off with his/her face flaps, consider taking a break from it and see if they calm down. Happy seems to equal healthy. This stuff made him mad. Thought we might lose him for a bit there...
Seller was cool though.
Update: this product isn't souly responsible, but it played a part in my killing my little friend... I wont tell the full story here, but feel free to inquire..
Stress killed him, not fin rot, and not the awful ich he got from a mustard spotted sucker we picked up from a reputable local seller. Constant pickup of food, daily water changes, taking him away from all the plants and hiding spots he loved is what killed him. They're all important, but overkill was actually killer. Anyways, these treatments aren't beneficial, of that much I'm convinced. The key chemical at work here is malachite green, a dye used for silk leather and paper. Its an irritant. You may not have heard or have heard of way too many ways to treat some issues this stuff addresses. Its like homeopathic medicine. Who do you listen to, especially given that you likely wont find a vet to save your betta.. we tried.
Now, I realize bettas are cheap, but I dont see them at all as replaceable. Ours was so smart. We moved him into a 14 gallon tank because he was less social in his little 2.5g after he started making his bubble nest. It took a lot of convincing to get the OK on that call. He wanted personal space to protect his nest, and once he was in the big tank we really bonded. If he was happy with his environment he would come when called, swim into my hand when I put it in the tank, and. I could go on and on.
Anyways, if you're here you must care. Check out thomas labs products.. such as "fish zole" which is metronidazole, or "fish mox" which is amoxicillin. Anyways, metronidazole is a real medication that people take to treat yeast infections which can also resolve parasitic problems for bettas, aka "ich".. at least thats the claim. and unlike malachite green it wont hurt plants or crustaceons because its not toxic. Not muddled homeopathic stuff, not duct tape and zip tys.. Had I known sooner he'd likely be alive. Mind you its 60 bucks, and I didnt even get to try it. But its real medicine made in a real lab, and it doesnt require your disturbing your prescious friend. Id try that first.
So, if you’re struggling with Ich like I was, here’s what I did. I put them in half gallon tubs for qt and to make it easier. I put about a capful of the treatment in there and left it for an hour each day. Then, I would change their water out completely. I also tossed their bloodworms in garlic powder. I have no idea if this helped, but I really wanted the Ich gone. After about five treatments, they were Ich free! I also completely tore down their tanks and rinsed everything in hot water. Not too hot, but hot enough to kill any parasites lingering.
My boy, Harli, who was sitting at the bottom of his tank, not moving, barely able to swim up for air, is now happily Ich free and extremely active.