{"id":9696257665,"title":"Seachem | ParaGuard","handle":"seachem-paraguard","description":"\u003cdiv class=\"col-md-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eParaGuard™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available (for parasites on fish). Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. ParaGuard™ employs a proprietary, synergistic blend of aldehydes, malachite green, and fish protective polymers that effectively and efficiently eradicates many ectoparasites (e.g. ich, etc.) and external fungal\/bacterial\/viral lesions (e.g., fin rot). It is particularly useful in hospital and receiving tanks for new fish and whenever new fish are introduced to a community tank.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-md-12\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eTypes of Infections Treated\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table table-striped\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eParasitic\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eFungal\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eBacterial\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eViral\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eParaGuard\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_1298.jpg?8277583443449562512\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_2239.jpg?8565547096389663430\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_5939.jpg?16170427534750174611\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_3010.jpg?3865601152498758819\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDirections\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDosing\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRemove all invertebrates from the tank as well as any chemical filtration. Use 5 mL (1 capful) of ParaGuard™ for every 40 L (10 US gallons). Repeat this dose daily as required as long as fish show no stress.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eParaGuard™ can also be used as a medicated dip. For 1 hour dips, use 3 mL per 4 L (1 US gallon) in a container separate from your main tank. Dips may be extended if the fish show no evidence of stress. Keep in mind that many diseases linger in the water as well as on the fish. Giving a fish a dip treatment does no good if they go right back into infected water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eQuarantine\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a tank set up in order monitor and medicate new fish before they go into the main tank. ParaGuard is gentle enough to use prophylactically (without visible symptoms) if needed. Quarantine times vary, but we generally recommend 2 weeks of treatment with ParaGuard™ to clear out any possible external infections.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSensitive Fish\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome fish are more sensitive to medications than others. Eels, loaches, rays, sharks, and many others are well known for their sensitivity to all kinds of medications. If you suspect that your fish may be sensitive to medications, it is just fine to start with a partial dose and build up to the full dose over several days.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNot recommended for reef aquaria. As an alternative, use Seachem’s \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/metroplex.php\"\u003eMetroPlex™\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"alert alert-warning\"\u003eWARNING! Do not eat, drink, or get into eyes! In case of eye exposure, promptly \u0026amp; thoroughly wash eyes with water \u0026amp; seek medical attention.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSizes\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 2 L, 4 L\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eTreatable Diseases\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-md-4\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eCommon Fish Diseases Treatable with ParaGuard\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"toggle toggle-primary toggle-simple\" data-plugin-toggle=\"\"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle active\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eIch (White Spot)\u003c\/label\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"toggle-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eIchthyophthirius (freshwater) \/ Cryptocaryon (saltwater)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\nLooks like salt sprinkled on the fish’s body and fins. Usually accompanied by twitching, flashing, and other signs of stress and irritation. Several parasites are grouped under this name, but the symptoms are almost identical. Ich is among the most common infections of fish, and is entirely treatable with diligence and attention to water quality.\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSuggested Treatment Period:\u003c\/p\u003e\n14 days in freshwater, up to 28 days in saltwater\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSpecial Considerations\u003c\/p\u003e\nIt is very important with this parasite to continue dosing for the full treatment period. A break in the medication allows the parasite to multiply and reinfect the fish.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eVelvet\u003c\/label\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eFin Rot\u003c\/label\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eFlukes (Gill and Body)\u003c\/label\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003chr class=\"solid\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eThey’re not always on the fish!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIch, velvet, and many other parasites spend a large portion of their life cycle as a cyst that is immune to medication and hiding in the substrate of your tank. Remember that you need to finish the full treatment even if you can’t see parasites on the fish any more!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-13T16:25:06-04:00","created_at":"2017-06-13T16:25:14-04:00","vendor":"Seachem","type":"Medication","tags":["Brand_Seachem","Price_$0 to $10","Price_$10 to $25","size-100ml","size-250ml"],"price":599,"price_min":599,"price_max":1149,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":35684880577,"title":"100mL","option1":"100mL","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"SEAPAR100","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":3770796114020,"product_id":9696257665,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-10-11T19:05:19-04:00","updated_at":"2018-10-14T21:41:00-04:00","alt":"Seachem Seachem | ParaGuard 100mL Super Cichlids","width":800,"height":800,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-paraguard-100ml-medication-super-cichlids-liquid-spray-water_483.jpg?v=1539567660","variant_ids":[35684880577]},"available":false,"name":"Seachem | ParaGuard - 100mL","public_title":"100mL","options":["100mL"],"price":599,"weight":142,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"000116060509"},{"id":35684904577,"title":"250mL","option1":"250mL","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"SEAPAR250","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":3770796146788,"product_id":9696257665,"position":2,"created_at":"2018-10-11T19:05:22-04:00","updated_at":"2018-10-14T21:41:01-04:00","alt":"Seachem Seachem | ParaGuard 250mL Super Cichlids","width":800,"height":800,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-paraguard-250ml-medication-super-cichlids-liquid-spray_874.jpg?v=1539567661","variant_ids":[35684904577]},"available":true,"name":"Seachem | ParaGuard - 250mL","public_title":"250mL","options":["250mL"],"price":1149,"weight":283,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"000116060608"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-paraguard-100ml-medication-super-cichlids-liquid-spray-water_483.jpg?v=1539567660","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-paraguard-250ml-medication-super-cichlids-liquid-spray_874.jpg?v=1539567661"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-paraguard-100ml-medication-super-cichlids-liquid-spray-water_483.jpg?v=1539567660","options":["Size"],"content":"\u003cdiv class=\"col-md-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eParaGuard™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available (for parasites on fish). Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. ParaGuard™ employs a proprietary, synergistic blend of aldehydes, malachite green, and fish protective polymers that effectively and efficiently eradicates many ectoparasites (e.g. ich, etc.) and external fungal\/bacterial\/viral lesions (e.g., fin rot). It is particularly useful in hospital and receiving tanks for new fish and whenever new fish are introduced to a community tank.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-md-12\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eTypes of Infections Treated\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table table-striped\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eParasitic\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eFungal\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eBacterial\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"center\"\u003eViral\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eParaGuard\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_1298.jpg?8277583443449562512\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_2239.jpg?8565547096389663430\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_5939.jpg?16170427534750174611\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"center\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/t\/28\/assets\/seachem-paraguard_3010.jpg?3865601152498758819\" data-original=\"checkmark.png\" alt=\"Seachem | Paraguard\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDirections\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDosing\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRemove all invertebrates from the tank as well as any chemical filtration. Use 5 mL (1 capful) of ParaGuard™ for every 40 L (10 US gallons). Repeat this dose daily as required as long as fish show no stress.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eParaGuard™ can also be used as a medicated dip. For 1 hour dips, use 3 mL per 4 L (1 US gallon) in a container separate from your main tank. Dips may be extended if the fish show no evidence of stress. Keep in mind that many diseases linger in the water as well as on the fish. Giving a fish a dip treatment does no good if they go right back into infected water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eQuarantine\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a tank set up in order monitor and medicate new fish before they go into the main tank. ParaGuard is gentle enough to use prophylactically (without visible symptoms) if needed. Quarantine times vary, but we generally recommend 2 weeks of treatment with ParaGuard™ to clear out any possible external infections.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSensitive Fish\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome fish are more sensitive to medications than others. Eels, loaches, rays, sharks, and many others are well known for their sensitivity to all kinds of medications. If you suspect that your fish may be sensitive to medications, it is just fine to start with a partial dose and build up to the full dose over several days.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNot recommended for reef aquaria. As an alternative, use Seachem’s \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/metroplex.php\"\u003eMetroPlex™\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"alert alert-warning\"\u003eWARNING! Do not eat, drink, or get into eyes! In case of eye exposure, promptly \u0026amp; thoroughly wash eyes with water \u0026amp; seek medical attention.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSizes\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 2 L, 4 L\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eTreatable Diseases\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-md-4\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eCommon Fish Diseases Treatable with ParaGuard\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"toggle toggle-primary toggle-simple\" data-plugin-toggle=\"\"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle active\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eIch (White Spot)\u003c\/label\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"toggle-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eIchthyophthirius (freshwater) \/ Cryptocaryon (saltwater)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\nLooks like salt sprinkled on the fish’s body and fins. Usually accompanied by twitching, flashing, and other signs of stress and irritation. Several parasites are grouped under this name, but the symptoms are almost identical. Ich is among the most common infections of fish, and is entirely treatable with diligence and attention to water quality.\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSuggested Treatment Period:\u003c\/p\u003e\n14 days in freshwater, up to 28 days in saltwater\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSpecial Considerations\u003c\/p\u003e\nIt is very important with this parasite to continue dosing for the full treatment period. A break in the medication allows the parasite to multiply and reinfect the fish.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eVelvet\u003c\/label\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eFin Rot\u003c\/label\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"toggle\"\u003e\u003clabel\u003eFlukes (Gill and Body)\u003c\/label\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003chr class=\"solid\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eThey’re not always on the fish!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIch, velvet, and many other parasites spend a large portion of their life cycle as a cyst that is immune to medication and hiding in the substrate of your tank. Remember that you need to finish the full treatment even if you can’t see parasites on the fish any more!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Seachem | ParaGuard

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ParaGuard™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available (for parasites on fish). Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. ParaGuard™ employs a proprietary, synergistic blend of aldehydes, malachite green, and fish protective polymers that effectively and efficiently eradicates many ectoparasites (e.g. ich, etc.) and external fungal/bacterial/viral lesions (e.g., fin rot). It is particularly useful in hospital and receiving tanks for new fish and whenever new fish are introduced to a community tank.

Types of Infections Treated

Parasitic Fungal Bacterial Viral
ParaGuard Seachem | Paraguard Seachem | Paraguard Seachem | Paraguard Seachem | Paraguard

Dosing

Remove all invertebrates from the tank as well as any chemical filtration. Use 5 mL (1 capful) of ParaGuard™ for every 40 L (10 US gallons). Repeat this dose daily as required as long as fish show no stress.

ParaGuard™ can also be used as a medicated dip. For 1 hour dips, use 3 mL per 4 L (1 US gallon) in a container separate from your main tank. Dips may be extended if the fish show no evidence of stress. Keep in mind that many diseases linger in the water as well as on the fish. Giving a fish a dip treatment does no good if they go right back into infected water.

Quarantine

This is a tank set up in order monitor and medicate new fish before they go into the main tank. ParaGuard is gentle enough to use prophylactically (without visible symptoms) if needed. Quarantine times vary, but we generally recommend 2 weeks of treatment with ParaGuard™ to clear out any possible external infections.

Sensitive Fish

Some fish are more sensitive to medications than others. Eels, loaches, rays, sharks, and many others are well known for their sensitivity to all kinds of medications. If you suspect that your fish may be sensitive to medications, it is just fine to start with a partial dose and build up to the full dose over several days.

Not recommended for reef aquaria. As an alternative, use Seachem’s MetroPlex™.

WARNING! Do not eat, drink, or get into eyes! In case of eye exposure, promptly & thoroughly wash eyes with water & seek medical attention.

100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 2 L, 4 L

Common Fish Diseases Treatable with ParaGuard

Ichthyophthirius (freshwater) / Cryptocaryon (saltwater)

Looks like salt sprinkled on the fish’s body and fins. Usually accompanied by twitching, flashing, and other signs of stress and irritation. Several parasites are grouped under this name, but the symptoms are almost identical. Ich is among the most common infections of fish, and is entirely treatable with diligence and attention to water quality.

Suggested Treatment Period:

14 days in freshwater, up to 28 days in saltwater

Special Considerations

It is very important with this parasite to continue dosing for the full treatment period. A break in the medication allows the parasite to multiply and reinfect the fish.

They’re not always on the fish!

Ich, velvet, and many other parasites spend a large portion of their life cycle as a cyst that is immune to medication and hiding in the substrate of your tank. Remember that you need to finish the full treatment even if you can’t see parasites on the fish any more!

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