Effects of Chlorine and Chloramines
Chlorine can severely stress fish by attacking their
gills, causing them to gasp and breathe heavily. At
higher concentrations, chlorine kills. Chloramines,
a chemical compound of chlorine and ammonia,
add the toxicity of ammonia to the mix. Similar to
chlorine, high levels of ammonia attacks the gills.
Continued exposure affects their fins and skin, and
eventually their entire system is under attack.
Chlorine and chloramines will not only harm aquarium
fish but can also affect your entire aquarium system.
These chemicals kill beneficial bacteria responsible
for biological filtration. With the life-supporting nitrogen
cycle compromised, serious water quality problems
– including harmful ammonia spikes – can ensue.
When used as directed, dechlorinators (chlorine
removers) instantly remove chlorine. Some also include
beneficial additives to stimulate slime coat production
for additional protection from tap water pollutants.
However, not all dechlorinators remove chloramines,
nor do all chloramine removers detoxify ammonia.
To ensure complete removal of toxic chlorine,
chloramines, AND ammonia, use our triple action
Instant Ammonia Remover. Great for use
when introducing fish to newly established aquariums
adding multiple fish in established aquariums, or
with every water change, top off, and any time you
need to make tap water safe for aquarium use!