Tetra Lifeguard is the only product of its kind that I have seen or read about. It is the most effective treatment I have found for fin and tail rot, ick, and hemorrhagic septicemia for my freshwater goldfish aquarium. Some aquarium medications contain messy dyes that stain your aquarium and décor, bad smells that make you aquarium and house stink, or force you to do partial water changes every twenty-four hours, but you don’t have to deal with any of those undesirable issues with Tetra Lifeguard. It is dye and scent free. It is also easy to administer to the aquarium because it is in tablet form, so there is no need to worry about measuring, or spilling anything. They also have a toll free number for customer service located on the back of the box, if you have any questions while using the product. I have called there in the past and they were very polite and helpful.
Tetra Lifeguard’s active ingredient is 1-chloro-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-4-imidazolidinone. It is a broad-spectrum non-antibiotic agent that treats infectious ailments such as fungus, ick, hemorrhagic septicemia, flukes, bacterial gill disease, clamped or torn fins, mouth, fin and tail rot, milky or shedding slime coating, and ulcers in freshwater aquariums. It can also be used as a preventive measure when you are adding new fish to your aquarium. This product has HaloShield, its oxidizing action eliminates disease-causing microorganisms in the aquarium. Tetra Lifeguard is not made to treat scaleless fish, invertebrates, or newly set up aquariums, so never use this treatment if you have that type of aquarium.
To use Tetra Lifeguard in your aquarium you must first remove the filter carbon, and turn off the UV sterilizer. Then add one tablet per five gallons of aquarium water. You will need to repeat this dosage every twenty-four hours for five consecutive days. Never over dose your aquarium, if an overdose occurs, add carbon or dechlorinator for immediate neutralization. On the sixth day, do a twenty-five percent water change using a water conditioner and dechlorinator. If your fish still show signs of illness, repeat the entire five day course of treatment after you do the water change. If your fish are well again return the filter carbon to the aquarium filter, and turn the UV sterilizer back on.
Taking care of an aquarium with sick fish can become stressful and costly when you buy a bunch of products that don’t work effectively. Tetra Lifeguard can help reduce the cost, stress and eliminate unnecessary work, so you can treat your fish and enjoy them again.