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 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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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will this product harm or kill the plants in the aquarium?

Asked by: NorCalChelseaFC
Yes, it can harm plants, especially if they are sensitive ones, like grasses, hornwort, etc.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-22

Can I use salt in my tank while treating with Lifeguard?

Asked by: Jdap
Yes, you sure can!BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-09

My Betta had popeye, bad fungus, and cloudy eye. The fungus finally waned after daily water changes for a month, daily salt baths and a cycling through kanamycin, fungus guard, erythromycin, then tetracycline. The popeye got a little better but never left

Asked by: Jdaps1
Disease is typically due to a water quality issue. I would recommend trying a different water source, and NOT changing water every day, but only once a week. If you change it too frequently, you never allow your biological filter to mature. Additionally, what size tank is this poor guy in and is the water heated? Most stores do not provide the proper information on bettas to their customers. They need 2-5 gallons of heated water, around 80-84 degrees Fahrenheit, and while they typically are not picky about pH, etc., they do like it clean, so a slow moving filter with a small weekly water change is recommended. What is the pH by the way? Very acidic pH can be the main cause of popeye. So, for example, distilled water would not be recommended. You may want to call and speak to someone so we can ask some questions and be able to provide more detailed, specific answers. 1-800-526-0650.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-08

Why does this say "not suitable for newly set up tanks?"

Asked by: Jdap
New tanks are in a very delicate state. Some medications can harm the biological filter and in new tanks, lead to water quality issues because of this.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-08

I set up a new tank about two weeks ago using safe start along the way. All fine until now when I see white spots on my pangassus catfish! Assuming it's ich, and all the fish will be affected, what's the best course of action for me? I also have lobsters

Asked by: Mizz
There isn't a recommended course of action with pangasius and lobsters. They will not tolerate medications. A small, partial water change and gradual increase in temperature are all we can recommend. Increase the temp to around 86 degrees for about 48 hours, and make sure to provide plenty of oxygen. The warmer water should shorten the lifecycle of the parasite and kill it off.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-07

i have an angel fish that has white spot so i have put a white spottreatment in but now i have noticed that one of my neon tetras has a white bubble on his lip. I have some tetra lifeguard treatment but can i use it with the white spot treatment?

Asked by: ceriann81
No, absolutely not. Never mix medications. Check your water quality for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, alkalinity and pH first. Poor water quality is the number one cause of disease with stress being a close second. Finish the white spot treatment, and then do a partial water change, and run fresh carbon for a few hours before starting a new medication.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-06

I purchased tetra lifeguard 32 tabs we lost one cream sickle molly and another not acting right it is doing 360,s should i take my filter out from start to end of treatment. We have a 29 gallon tank thank you.

Asked by: jdg1979
The carbon should stay out during the entire treatment yes, but the filter should continue to operate 24/7. Make sure your water quality suits the mollies too. They like a pH of 7.5-8.5, with a hardness of 160 ppm or higher, and an alkalinity of at least 120-140 ppm. They do NOT like soft water and will not do well with it. Or a low pH. They also absolutely must have some vegetable matter as the main part of their diet so need something like Tetra Spirulina Enhanced Flakes or a small amount of romaine or plantain each day. If your pH or alkalinity is low, add 2 tablespoons of aquarium salt per every 10 gallons of water to the tank. In the meantime, begin treatment with the medication as the symptoms indicate either water quality or parasitic/protozoal issues.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-31

will this product treat bloodworms

Asked by: sabe
I'm a bit confused as bloodworms are the larvae of midge flies, and generally used for food for fish. They do not infect fish directly, however, they can bring in parasites, etc., if you feed live bloodworms to your fish. In general, keep the tank clean, well vacuumed, and clean the filter system and hood regularly to prevent infestations of moth like flies that may accumulate around your tank.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-31
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