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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Should I do water changes while using Lifeguard? Or after I finish using it?

Asked by: dancaraya
Do one prior to the initial dosing, and one at the end of dosing. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-17

Can I use this on a beta fish inside a bowl? He doesn't have a heater. 

Asked by: Jules297
No. Medications should be used in a filtered aquarium. Your betta is most likely ill due to his environment. They require a heater so their water can be kept around 76-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Stores display bettas in small bowls, because they cannot be housed together. An ideal setup, however, is 2-5 gallons with a small filter, live plants, heated water, and some companions. Bettas love to hang with other fish, snails, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-13

Does this work on betta fish or siamese fighting fish

Asked by: aguywithafish
Yes, as long as they are in a tank of proper size with a heater and a filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-10

I'm using all in one life guard after i added tablets to tank I seen not suitable for scaless fish. I have mostly tetras and corys but I have 2 khuli loaches. Will they be harmed??

Asked by: Kayla102
Yes, do a partial water change and add AquaSafe Plus or some other de-chlorinator immediately. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-07

I cycled a 20g tank and after tests were +  added 5 glofish tetras. 3 days later - ich. I started Lifeguard After about a 25% water change. I'm on day 3. Should I add salt? If this all passes when can I introduce a couple more fish and how?

Asked by: NewbieFishMom
You do not need to add salt, and many tetras do not like salt. It may take up to 7 days to eradicate the ick although 2-3 days is usually the average. Make sure it is ick, and not velvet which looks a lot like ick but requires a copper-based product, which this is not. Do a partial water change and put fresh carbon into the tank along with AquaSafe Plus and SafeStart Plus, then let the tank be for a week or two. Observe it, and then test the water to make sure all is good at 2 weeks. If so, then consider adding 1-2 more fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-07

Can it be used with live plants in the tank?

Asked by: Candice9
We would not recommend using this with live plants, no. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-06

I've been using Ick Guard for over a week, Ick went away after 3 days but came back worse with meds still in tank. I removed carbon and followed all directions. Can i increase my tank to 86F and switch to lifeguard or is oxygen an issue? Recommendations?

Asked by: Zach325
Oxygen is always an issue with warmer temps and medication, but if you do small partial water changes, and make sure your filter is operating, it should be fine. This may not be ick. Velvet looks very similar and requires a copper based product. With velvet, the spots are a tad smaller and more in clusters, than separated as with ick. LifeGuard will not be as strong for either issue, but worth a try. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-04

Is this product safe for Corydoras?

Asked by: Shelly257
Yes, it is safe for them. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-03
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