Lifeguard

When your fish needs help, rely on Lifeguard aquarium fish disease treatment.
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Aquarium fish disease treatment.

With Tetra's Lifeguard, there is no need for time-consuming guesswork when it comes to treating your freshwater fish. A unique, broad spectrum, non-antibiotic agent, Lifeguard treats the clinical signs of disease at their earliest stages in freshwater fish. Added to aquarium water, the powerful oxidizing action of HaloShield® attacks and destroys microorganisms that can cause disease in fish.
Use for treating fungus, ick, red streaks, milky or shedding slime, flukes, bacterial gill disease, mouth and fin rot, clamped or torn fins, and ulcers. Lifeguard may also be used as a preventive when adding new fish. Five day treatment.
Lifeguard is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Finrot got worse I bought this about a week ago due to my corydora showing signs of finrot on her back. After carefully following the dosage and even getting her her own tank (I own a 5 gallon aquarium with other fish), she has gotten progressively worse and is now dying. The finrot not only spread but she is currently bleeding out in a small bowl (i couldn't stand to see her floating around in agony in a large space). The finrot spread on her back and onto her belly- which wasnt there before. I do not reccomend this product at all (Photos attached). I'm so lucky this did not spread to my other fish.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Wonders My 10 gallon aquarium has had fish dying for months. Advice was given from on line sites, pet shop owners, "fish experts". Their instructions were followed exactly and the fish continued to die. The tank had two rounds of erythromycin, two rounds of doxycycline, and copper treatments. The fish continued to die. Then I stumbled on to Lifeguard at a Petco. It was almost miraculous! After two treatments, what few fish that were left, stopped flashing and started eating. I highly recommend Lifeguard.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My betta, Prince, is happily recovering! When I first read reviews of this product, it seemed as if this stuff was useless to use as treatment for my betta fish, Prince ,who came down with velvet. It turns out that after the five day treatment, along with the use of aquarium salt and a complete tank blackout, my betta fish Prince regained his vibrant color and peppy personality. I highly recommend using this product. But just keep in mind, the moment you notice symptoms in your fish, treat it in a timely matter. It doesn't take very long for a disease to worsen. Follow these steps and you will be on the right track to keeping your fish happy and healthy. Don't forget that results may vary ;)
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My betas loosing color? I just noticed my dumbo fin beta fish has been acting strange... And has lost alot of color to him! He is usually very active amd he has been hiding alot lately and doesnt seem to want food?! Ive used this medicine to treat plenty of issues ive had with fish including really bad popeye in a female beta epsum salt helped too but i dont know exactly whats wrong with him bur im about to start treatment for him???!!
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved My Bettas Life! On Wednesday morning I noticed that my Betta was covered in fungus and his eye was very strange looking. I bought the meds and at like 9pm I used half a tablet (2.5 gallon tank) to treat his tank. By the next afternoon I could tell he was getting better. And by this morning he is doing very well. I have only used 2 doses so far! :)
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, worked like a charm! Ok, so the key to this treatment is definitely get it going early. I had a black moor starting to get covered in white spots from ick and totally lethargic and began the treatment, by the morning of day 3, the spots were disappearing and my fish was VERY active! I was sooo excited to see the black moor doing so well, especially since it was my 6 year old son's favorite fish, that i HAD to write a review. This product worked great for me for ick, but it definitely, in my opinion, depends on how early you get it going, i had a 2nd goldfish quarantined with ick, much further along that did NOT make it, but his ick was SO much more progressed. However, ALL the fish in my big tank where i did the treatment pulled through great, composed of fancy goldfish and baby guppies! Thanks Tetra!
Date published: 2011-08-19
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How much does the life guard treatment cost and where can I find it?

Asked by: Patricia6
That depends on the store and your particular market. It runs $7-$12 generally. Local fish stores, Petsmart, and Petco. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-16

does this remedy kill my good bacteria in my filters? during use or after use of life guard do I need to do something to recover the population of my beneficial bacteria? I am concern that if it kill my bacteria and once is dead it will produce ammonia...

Asked by: Arthurfishy
All medications can harm the biological filter to some extent. How much, depends on how healthy the tank is overall. This particular medication is not an antibiotic, however, and has less effect on bacteria. We always recommend adding Tetra SafeStart Plus after treating a tank though, to give a boost to the biological filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-15

This is a comment, after realizing it may be several days before you provide a response for my previous question, I started reading through your Q&A's on Lifeguard. You should disclose on the box that it kills live plants! I will lose 30 exp. plants!!!!

Asked by: Andy22
We apologize if your plants have been stressed. To remove this medication from the water, simply drop in a de-chlorinator. It will be removed within minutes, and have no effect on your plants at all. It is understood within the hobby of fish keeping that products that are not safe for invertebrates are also not safe for live plants. This does not necessarily mean that plants will be killed, but they can be stressed, and if so, may lose some leaves. Again, just dose with a product that removes chlorine and they should be fine. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-10

My betta is not moving much, stopped eating, and developed a bit of white fluffy spot on his face. I started using this product, its been 2 days in, not much of a difference, should i have seen progress by now?

Asked by: Lucas555
How quickly a medication works depends on a number of things such as overall water quality, how progressed the illness is, and whether it is the right medication for the job. If you have not done a partial water change, I would recommend doing so as all illnesses begin with an issue with water quality. Then treat again. If there is NO improvement after the 3rd treatment, I would recommend switching to Fungus Guard after another water change. Also, did you pull the carbon out of your filter but leave it running and is the tank a toasty 78 degrees or warmer? If not, make these changes. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-05

hi i have Garra Ruffa's and they get red nose's/heads and die what can be possible wrong here this is not the 1st time , i always change the water daily for 40-50% the fish eat Tetra Tablets The water is almost always 25-28 Degree's ... Please any help.

Asked by: Glenn Hussein
Hi Glenn Hussein, It sounds like their is a bacterial issue going on. The water changes are great, but there may be some disease present in the tank they are housed in. You may need to treat them with something like Fungus Guard. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-02

I have been treating a GloFish tetra for over a month for ich with kordon rid ich plus. He is in a gallon tank by himself. I siphon off half the water each night. He seems to get better and then spots on his tail reappear. What else can I do? 

Asked by: Pharmkat_03
Well, ich has a 7 day life cycle, and generally spots will not just appear on the tail, but on the various fins, and in really bad cases, spread to the body. It is not likely he has ich. We would recommend trying a different treatment, maybe something more general like Parasite Guard. However, many tetras are very sensitive to medications so you may want to try a half dose to start with. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-02

Is lifeguard suitable for treating a koi with fungus on it's fins?

Asked by: Fredcatt
Fungus Guard would be a more potent medicine as it specifically treats both fungus and bacteria. LifeGuard is more of a general tonic, but yes, it can be used to treat fungus. LifeGuard is for indoor aquarium use, however, as is Fungus Guard. If your koi is in an outdoor pond, we would recommend Tetra Pond Medifin. Whatever you choose to treat with, do a partial water change and vacuum the gravel first to ensure the water quality is good before treating. Water quality is usually the number one reason for illness to occur. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-27

My black moors are lethargic and look like they've been patted with flour. It comes off in baths of methlyne blue and they pep up - but as soon as they're back in the tank it starts again. Can Lifeguard treat this? 

Asked by: Sheila3e23
We would need a picture to be sure, but it sounds like either ick or velvet. If velvet, you need a copper based product, not methylene blue. Also, if it is reappearing in the tank, treat the tank. Do a good cleaning of the tank by vacuuming and removing/replacing 30% of the water. Make sure your pH and alkalinity are both high, and add 2 tablespoons of aquarium salt per ten gallons of water to help kill any parasites/protozoa off. If the spots are separate and about the size of a grain of salt, I would recommend Ick Guard. If they are in clusters and the fish looks dusted, you probably need the copper based product. We do not make a copper product at this time. Once you are finished with treating, do another water change, and add Tetra SafeStart Plus to boost your biological filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-25
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