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Seachem Laboratories ParaGuard

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Seachem Laboratories ParaGuard Information

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SeaChem ParaGuard ™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available. Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. ParaGuard™ employs a proprietary, synergistic blend of aldehydes, malachite green, and fish protective polymers that effectively and efficiently eradicates many ectoparasites (e.g. ich, etc.) and external fungal/bacterial/viral lesions (e.g., fin rot). It is particularly useful in hospital and receiving tanks for new fish and whenever new fish are introduced to a community tank. A 100 mL bottle treats 200 gallons. Marine and freshwater use.

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Seachem Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1980 by Dr. Leo G. Morin. Seachem moved into a state of the art 110,000 square foot facility in Madison, Georgia marking their 25th anniversary in the industry in 2005. This facility includes production and research laboratories, manufacturing, inventory, shipping, and office space.
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Seachem Laboratories ParaGuard Reviews

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best med.

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/23/2014 from BAYFIELD, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I have been using Paragaurd solely for years now and have found it to consistently eradicate fungal and ich infections even in the worst cases with absolutely no detrimental effects to the aquarium. I have tried several other remedies over the years but have not found any others that are as effective with no side effects.

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Great product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/13/2013 from Alhambra, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I only made 3 days dosing as instructed, all my sick fishes became no stress and ick gone.

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Wouldn't buy a fish without it

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/7/2013 from DYESS AFB, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I think this product is a must have when getting new fish or when your fish show signs if something. I had two tangs that had some sort if parasite that had previously killed 4ithers before I could get this in the mail, but after only one treatment I could see signs if improvement and I'm happy to report all fish are doing well

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Decent Product

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/23/2013 from WOODBRIDGE, VA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I normally use this in a QT tank with good results. I recently tried it in my display tank at half dose. Corals don't like this product. The reaction in my LPS was immediate. Fortunately I just turned on my skimmer and carbon filter and everything went back to normal. Overall good product just don't use it with corals.

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Posted: 5/19/2013 from ORLANDO, FL UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Unfortunately, this product did not work for me with my severe ich problem. I ended up quaranteeing the remaining live fish. During that time I switched to the Coppertine product,the ich seems to have gone away.

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safer malachite but

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 4/21/2012 from ARROYO GRANDE, CA UNITED STATE
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Was unable to hold the line and after talking with Seachem moved onto Cuprimine which with garlic is working on the ich. On a smaller tank fish only this would probably be fine. My 200+ was too much and required a lot of this if it was going to work. But for anyone who would use mamachite green this is a was safer approach and a polymer coating for the fish is quite unique and adds a layer of saftey for them.

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Seachem ParaGuard

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Posted: 6/5/2011 from RIVERSIDE, CA UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Seem like a broad medication that can treat lots of ailments, but the only thing I've encoutered in my SW tank is ich and flukes. Using it didn't seem to help in getting rid of ich (compared to using Cupramine) or fluke (compared to Prazi-Pro). Maybe I just didn't use it long enough, but my verdict for this product is still to be determine.

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Wonder Product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/1/2010 from RENO, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: SeaChem handled in 4 days what no other over-the-counter remedy did in months!!! Even the fish that looked to be on their death beds recovered!!! I loved it before and love it even more now that I have seen what life is like without it. Every fish owner needs some ParaGuard on hand for any ailment that might threaten your fish!!!

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Works great!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/13/2010 from Oklahoma City, OK UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: I used this in my QT for my clown fish and a sick Coral Beauty. The Clown Fish were new purchases, I have learned from the past that my local fish store has a tendency to have Ich in their tanks. So I have decided to take proactive measures and treat my new purchases prior to adding them to my DT. My Coral Beauty was purchased from the fish store and had Ich, I added him to the QT to treat him at the same time. One of the Clowns developed fin rot and ICH, ParaGuard was added daily as prescribed for 21 days. I fed the fish daily and all of them came out of QT healed and fat. No signs of stress, no colored water, the fish were visually better within the first 3-4 days. I kept them in QT for 3 weeks just to let any Ich die off in my tank. You should feel confident using this product. It's worth every cent!

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Very Effective

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Very good product. Cleared up ich in my tang. Product is easy to use and well tollerated by fish. Also did not see any impact to biological filtration as I have seen with other products.

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