ReptoGuard Health Conditioner

Tetrafauna ReptoGuard protects turtles from salmonella
  • Tetrafauna ReptoGuard protects turtles from salmonella
  • Tetrafauna ReptoGuard protects turtles from disease
Product No. 19514
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Tetrafauna ReptoGuard prevents the spread of salmonella from your turtle!

Time-release sulfa block helps to control a variety of disease-causing organisms, including salmonella, for the safety of pets and owners. Each turtle-shaped block treats up to 20 gallons. Available as a single pack or 3-pack.
ReptoGuard Health Conditioner is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work as directions I bought this on Dec, 23, 2011 put in my ten gal turtle tank. Today is Jan 04, 2011 it is almost gone. It says it will last from 45 to 60 days this is 11 days. Whats up with that. Even this site is not working write.
Date published: 2012-01-04
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Can I buy the health conditioner turtle block directly from you ? I cant find it in any stores around here.

Asked by: Winkle
No, unfortunately, we do not sell direct. However, it is available through Amazon and other websites. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-28

How much water do u have to have in the tank to use one of the conditioner blocks? My turtle is a baby the size of a 50cent piece, so i dnt want him to drown.. can I use half of it to keep his 2inches of water clean? I have him in a 10gal aquarium

Asked by: Dink777
One block treats 20 gallons Dink777. It does not keep the tank clean, it prevents bacterial diseases. Your turtle will not drown, it was born to swim, and baby turtles can be found swimming in large lakes, ponds, and rivers all the time. It is recommended to have at least a 20 gallon tank filled 10-12" minimum for a hatchling turtle. They love to swim, and turtles, including babies, sleep at the bottom of ponds and lakes, etc., in the sludge found there or under logs or rocks. The bottom of a tank should mimic this with large mopani wood and natural rock. Just be sure it is positioned so it cannot be knocked over. Your 10 gallon is actually too small, but will be okay temporarily. Fill it halfway to three quarters of the way full for your turtle and cut the block in half. Place it behind or under a rock in such a way that it will dissolve but the turtle cannot reach it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-25

Csn this be used in 5 gallon s of water??

Asked by: Clp122
Thank you for your interest in this product. It can, if you cut it into four quarters. 5 gallons of water is really too small an amount for any turtle, however, as even a hatchling turtle requires a 20 gallon long tank, filled at least half way in order to properly regulate temperature, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-16

I try to do partial water chances (20-30%) every couple weeks because of organic waste. I also treat the water with Aquaguard on every change. Can I use the Reptoguard with every change or do I have to wait 45 days? I have a 40 gal. tank about 2/3 full.

Asked by: Nan01
Thank you for your interest in this Tetra product! ReptoGuard slowly dissolves. It does not need to be replaced until it is gone. This should be on average, about once a month. If you are seeing it disappear more quickly than that, your water may be quite soft, and you may want to buffer it a bit with some baking soda. Try one tablespoon per ten gallons of water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-06

Product dissolves in just a couple of days.

Asked by: DCR999
Usually when this occurs, your water has a lot of organic waste in it or is extremely soft. Try doing a 50% water change and testing your alkalinity. If the alkalinity is less than 100 ppm, after the water change, test your tap water. You may need to add baking soda to buffer it up. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-24

Will this harm plants, beneficial bacteria in filter, and snails in the tank?

I have a large cycled tank for my turtle with frogbit, dwarf water lettuce, Anubis, and java fern plants; and a few nitrite snails. Will this harm my plants, snails and beneficial bacteria in the tank?
Asked by: alecajiao
The ReptoGuard will not harm plants, may affect your snails a little since they are typically really sensitive to any treatment, and will damage the beneficial bacteria a little, but not enough to disturb the environment. MINI
Answered by: Mini
Date published: 2015-07-31

Is it safe for a turtle to eat this product?

Asked by: Joseph1234567
Turtles do tend to eat this product, and we have not heard of any ill effects on them. However, we recommend hiding it in an area of the tank where they cannot reach it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-12-02

Will Reptoguard harm beneficial bacteria in the biofilter?

Asked by: mwebtew
No, it will not. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-07-29
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