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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.

ParaGuard™ is appropriate for treating a variety of parasitic infections of exotic fish. Below are some of the more common infections treatable with ParaGuard™. Be aware that many diseases and infections share similar physical and behavioral symptoms, e.g. clamped fins, lesions, loss of appetite.

Directions:

  • Dosing Remove all invertebrates from the tank as well as any chemical filtration. Use 5 mL (1 capful) of ParaGuard™ for every 40 L (10 US gallons). Repeat this dose daily as required as long as fish show no stress.ParaGuard™ can also be used as a medicated dip. For 1 hour dips, use 3 mL per 4 L (1 US gallon) in a container separate from your main tank. Dips may be extended if the fish show no evidence of stress. Keep in mind that many diseases linger in the water as well as on the fish. Giving a fish a dip treatment does no good if they go right back into infected water.
  • Quarantine This is a tank set up in order monitor and medicate new fish before they go into the main tank. ParaGuard™ is gentle enough to use prophylactically (without visible symptoms) if needed. Quarantine times vary, but we generally recommend 2 weeks of treatment with ParaGuard™ to clear out any possible external infections.
  • Sensitive Fish Some fish are more sensitive to medications than others. Eels, loaches, rays, sharks, and many others are well known for their sensitivity to all kinds of medications. If you suspect that your fish may be sensitive to medications, it is just fine to start with a partial dose and build up to the full dose over several days.
  • Not recommended for reef aquaria. As an alternative, use Seachem’s MetroPlex™.


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Seachem Laboratories ParaGuard

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Seachem Laboratories ParaGuard

Additional Info 1 available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Seachem
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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Can I use this on neon and cardinal tetras?
I have 21 tetras - mix of cardinals and neon plus some bottom feeders - cory cats algae eater
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Great Question. Paraguard is safe for both freshwater and saltwater fish. You can indeed use it for your aquarium with tetras.
Answered : Jan 05, 2017
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Safe and effective
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Paraguard is broad spectrum but should be used in hospital tanks. Not reef safe and cannot run carbon. I have asked shop keepers and they use this product as well on an ongoing basis. I have extremely expensive fish ie clarion angel, gold flake angel and black banded angel along with golden butter...Read More
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Great for hospital tank
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Killed all my inverts
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the only problem is that it killed all my inverts
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It's a good product. I used it to treat my fish in quarantine before introducing them into the main tank. No side effects or problems thus far.
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Stains, slow acting, some fish can't tolerate
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I use this in my quarantine tank, it is very slow acting. Also the tangs hide a lot when it is introduced in the water. I had to reduce the dosing amount and I still had some tangs die. I believe they had velvet.
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I have been using seachem products for years. Use the products as directed for the right application with a little common sense. Results will be rewarding. Paraguard has been effective for me many times over.
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My Coral Beauty and Yellow Clown Goby had obvious ich. I separated them and used this product as directed. Ich went away and I returned them to the display tank. Product worked.
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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 effectiv...Read More
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