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Bio-adhesive supplement repairs and strengthens the fish’s natural slime coat which protects against bacterial and fungal infections
Bactershield® is a revolutionary new way to help maintain fish optimum health. Proven, natural oils and extracts are combined with a patented film forming matrix to help repair and strengthen a fish’s natural slime coat and help provide a protective shield around your fish. A fish’s slime coat acts as the first line of defense for fish against bacterial and fungal infections.
Active Ingredients: Chitosan, Cinnamon Oil, D-Limonene, Geranium Oil, Pine Oil, Rosemary Oil
Special note on Bactershield®: Do not exceed recommended dosage. This product may slow biological filtration. During use some sessile invertebrates will retract for the first several hours. This condition will be temporary and may last for up to 24 hours. Tested on Stone Polyp, Brain Favites, Mushroom (Rhodactis), Ricordea Sp., Favia Fragum, Plate Coral Sp., Tubastraea Sp., Knobby Leather Sp., Acropora Sp., Finger Coral (Porites) coral species. All corals and polyps may not react the same way as the test species. Follow dosage directions as detailed on the product packaging.
Shake well before using. Remove carbon from filter, add 4 drops per gallon or 5ml (1 tsp) per 25 gallons of water to be treated. Treat every other day for a total of three treatments. Raising the aquarium temperature to above 80 degrees will increase the effectiveness of the treatment for some species being kept. Do not exceed temperatures of 84 degrees and always ensure adequate aeration is provided for the fish, particularly when treating at higher temperatures.
For reef tanks and aquariums with invertebrates the dosage should be adjusted to two treatments of two drops per gallon or 5ml (1 tsp) per 50 gallons 12 hours apart. Treat every other day for a total of 6 treatments (2 treatments per day).
Note: Consult a veterinarian or fish expert for assistance in diagnosis of disease causing organisms and treatment options.