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Seachem StressGuard™ Fish Stress Reducer
Seachem StressGuard™ Fish Stress Reducer
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Overview

*Premium slime coat protection product & antiseptic for aquarium fish
*Reduce stress and ammonia toxicity during handling or transport
*Promote wound healing of injured marine & freshwater aquarium fish

Multipurpose aquarium water conditioner provides premium slime coat protection while promoting wound healing of injured fish. Seachem StressGuard Fish Stress Reducer provides a simple and effective way to reduce stress and ammonia toxicity during handling or transporting of fish. Antiseptic solution with protein active colloids binds to wounds, abrasions, or areas of exposed proteins to directly deliver disinfectant protection and start the healing process. Promotes healing of injured ?sh and helps reduce the likelihood of primary and secondary infections.

250 ml Seachem StressGuard Fish Stress Reducer treats 500 to 1,000 gallons.

Directions
Use 1/2 to 1 capful (2.5-5 ml) to every 40 liter (10 US gallons) daily until signs of stress have abated or healing is complete. Dose may be safely doubled.

General Information
StressGuard is the premium slime coat protection product. StressGuard will reduce stress and ammonia toxicity whenever handling or transporting fish. StressGuard binds to exposed protein in wounds to promote healing of injured fish and to reduce the likelihood of primary and secondary infections. StressGuard is compatible with all medications except those that are copper based. StressGuard is not amine based and will not interfere with Purigen; or HyperSorb regeneration. StressGuard does not coat resins or clog filtration like competing "slime coat" type products can.

What makes StressGuard very successful at healing is the fact that it contains protein active colloids. This protein active colloidal agent actively seeks out any wounds, abrasions, or places where exposed proteins are and attaches to this area to help directly deliver the disinfectant in the product and start the healing process. This protein active colloid, because it binds to the exposed proteins, also acts like a liquid bandage to the abrasion. Some products are marketed to be squirted in the bag when a fish is purchased. Those products are generally acidic, with some brands being a very strong acid. Putting such a product in a small, enclosed container with a fish often does more harm than any intended good. StressGuard has a pH of 7.0. It will not affect the pH of an aquarium, even at large doses. There are no other products on the market that can compare to the effectiveness of StressGuard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is StressGuard plant/reef/invert safe?
A: Yes, as long as StressGuard is dosed according to the instructions, it is safe to use in a reef or planted aquariums containing invertebrates.

Q: Can StressGuard be used in conjunction with other medications?
A: StressGuard is compatible with all medications, EXCEPT those that are copper based, including Seachem Cupramine.

Q: How often can StressGuard be dosed to an aquarium?
A: When used as directed, StressGuard can be dosed safely every 24 hours (the active ingredient dissipates in a 24 hour period).

Q: Is it true that StressGuard works by being an irritant to the fish, the irritation being the cause of increased slime coat production?
A: No. StressGuard does not contain anything to "irritate" fish into producing more slime. What makes StressGuard very successful at healing is the fact that it contains protein active colloids. This protein active colloidal agent actively seeks out any wounds, abrasions, or places where exposed proteins are and attaches to this area to help directly deliver the disinfectant in the product and start the healing process. This protein active colloid, because it binds to the exposed proteins, also acts like a liquid bandage to the abrasion.

Q: Do I need to remove carbon or other chemical filtration media when using StressGuard?
A: No, chemical filtration does not have a significant impact on StressGuard.

Q: Should I turn off my protein skimmer when dosing with StressGuard?
A: Yes, it is best to turn off your protein skimmer when dosing with StressGuard.

About Seachem
Seachem's philosophy is that the knowledgeable hobbyist makes the best customer. This is reflected in solid and reliable customer education and support as well as products proven in science and performance. While Seachem has grown rapidly into a national and international firm, it retains the culture of a small company and is readily available to its customers.

For over three decades, Seachem has been a company rooted in sound science. Their experience in the hobby and an educated staff of chemists and biologists are part of the package when you purchase Seachem products. Seachem remains as one of the few surviving independent and privately owned pet care companies. Seachem is owned and operated by hobbyists. All Seachem employees are hobbyists who maintain aquariums at home and at the office. Seachem itself was started because one such hobbyist found the available solutions to aquarists' problems wanting. This resulted in Seachem's very first product: Cupraplex™ (today known as Cupramine™. Over thirty years later Seachem is still approaching old problems in a new way that outperform the already high standards we've set with the Seachem line. Seachem is committed to maintaining that optimization.

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