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 4.4 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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Do you have to remove carbon?

Asked by: Redvelvet12
Thank you for your interest in this product. Yes, you do need to remove the carbon for the duration of the treatment. 24 hours after the last treatment, do a partial water change, and place carbon back in the filter.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-06

Can use tetra lifeguard with albino catfish in the tank?

Asked by: Emira215
Thank you for your interest in this Tetra product! Most likely, no, but it depends on the type of albino catfish that you own. Corydoras should be okay. This product is a stabilized form of chlorine so if you try a half dose, and see any stress at all, just use AquaSafe Plus and it will remove the medication immediately from the water.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-28

HiI have a 330 litre tank with 3 red belly piranhas and loads of freshwater snails. One of my piranhas has a lump on his side and some clouding of the eyes and heavy breathing. How much do I need of this as I've only seen boxes up to 64gallons?

Asked by: Tony P
Thank you for contacting us! My first recommendation would be a partial water change of 30% with a good gravel vacuuming. The symptoms are connected to poor water conditions, and sometimes a water change can make a huge difference. Additionally, piranhas can be sensitive to many medications. So if you do medicate, start with a half dose. For your size tank this would be 2.5 tablets per day, if my math is correct. Keep a de-chlorinating water conditioner on hand, and if the fish show any adverse reaction to the medication, treat for the entire volume of the tank with this water conditioner. As you would need to treat for 5 days total, you would need 12.5 tablets, again if my conversion is correct.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-22

My fish have ich I have removed the snails and the shrimp but what about the African dwarf frogs?

Asked by: Harly
You need to remove them as well. Amphibians will absorb chemicals through their skin.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-14

Hello.  I want to treat my aquarium with this product.  I have a 30 gallon. I have sword tails, a betta, 4 guppies and 7 cardinal tetras. Should I reduce the dosage due to smaller fish ?? Thank you! 

Asked by: Carrie 328
I would not recommend it with cardinal tetras as they will be too sensitive to it. If you really feel you must treat the tank, do a half dose, no matter what medication you use, as cardinals are not a hardy species and do not like to be medicated.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-14

Why does the box say 1 tablet per 5 gallons and the how to use instructions on here say 1 tablet per 10 gallons? Which is the correct amount to use?

Asked by: Goldfin
Thank you for your question! The current package is indeed 1 tablet per 5 gallons of water. We have had a slightly different formula before, that was 1 per 10 gallons. The answer on here, was most likely an older one. Thanks for catching that!BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-10

I've treated my Beta's tank for 4 days now. He had lost most all his tail fin. I put him in a larger tank with fresh gravel and plants. He eats fine, but how do I know if the meds are actually working?

Asked by: Deb64
It's difficult with this disease, because it will take weeks for the tail to grow back. The edges of the tail should be the same "color" as the other fins and not a bright white. Also, you should not see any more disintegration or in other words, the tail should not get any worse.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-07

If I have a 1.5 gallon tank- can I still place a full tablet in my tank? 

Asked by: sdo1201
Thank you for your question! Absolutely not, as that would be a serious overdose of the product. We would recommend cutting it into four quarters, and then cutting one of the quarters in half. Make sure you have plenty of aeration going too.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-07
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