||Natural treatment for fresh or saltwater aquarium fish
||Effectively treats numerous aquarium parasite diseases
||Herbal alternative to harsh, chemical anti-parasite medications
Rethink and take the natural approach to parasite disease treatment. Microbe-Lift Herbtana is a unique herbal expellant that provides safe control of parasitic skin flukes (gyrodactylus), gill flukes (dactylogyrus), ich (ichthyophthirius multifillis), oodinum, costia (ichthyobodo necater), chilonella and trichodina. Traditional aquarium medications commonly rely on biocides to kill parasites. Though effective, these harsh chemicals often affect non-target organisms including beneficial nitrifying bacteria. Nontoxic and biodegradable Herbtana does not affect nitrifying bacteria. When used as directed, Herbtana is safe for all saltwater, freshwater, and brackish water aquarium fish. Also reef-safe and safe for plants. 16 oz treats 236 gallons for 10 days.
Herbtana causes the removal or dropping of parasites from their host. During treatment, parasites are unable to return to the host and starve. While Microbe-Lift Herbtana does not directly kill parasites, it is ultimately responsible for parasite death.
Directions for Use
Shake thoroughly prior to use. Remove any carbon and/or zeolite from filters. Keep biological filters operational.
Add 1ml of Microbe-Lift Herbtana per five gallons daily for ten days OR add 1 teaspoon per 25 gallons daily for ten days. In severe cases, a longer treatment period may be required until visible results are achieved.
Dosage (for New Introduction)
When adding new fish to a quarantine tank or aquarium, alternate adding Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss at the standard dosage, 12 hours apart until two doses of each product have been added. This will act as an immune system stimulant and destressant.
Microbe-Lift Herbtana is safe for all aquatic life. It is a great aide to use when acclimating fish to a new environment. Microbe-Lift Herbtana has a shelf life of two years provided it is kept at room temperature and stored in its original bottle. Do not allow to freeze.
Microbe-Lift Herbtana is a unique, herbal, immune-enhancing stimulant which reduces: Skin flukes (gyrodactylus), gill flukes (dactylogyrus), ich (ichthyophthirius multifillis), oodinum, costia (ichthyobodo necater), chilonella and trichodina. Parasitic infections are characterized by symptoms such as: Milky skin, flashing and heavy breathing. However, they can only be diagnosed with certainty through microscopic examination.
Naturally controlled by the fish's immune system, parasites are present on most fish in very low levels at all times. When stress levels increase, the ability of the immune system to respond to its requirement to control the natural level of parasites is directly affected. This poor response allows parasites to increase in number, thus causing serious health issues in the host fish. Microbe-Lift Herbtana supports the fish's immune system, driving off the excess parasites. Since they cannot return to the fish during treatment, the majority of the parasites will starve without a host. Therefore, although Microbe-Lift Herbtana does not directly kill parasites, it is ultimately responsible for their deaths.
Benefits of Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss
Does not result in resistance
When used as directed they are safe for all salt, fresh, and brackish water fish. Also reef-safe and safe for plants.
Does not affect nitrifying bacteria (bio-filter bacteria)
Does not color the water or stain or affect silicone sealing
No harmful residues- Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss are completely biodegradable
More effective than home remedies
Note: In most cases, aquarium fish diseases are caused by poor living conditions such as overcrowding, poor water quality or an improper biotope. To prevent reoccurrence, examine the underlying cause of the problem. Quarantine new fish for at least four weeks. A single dose of Artemiss will help the fish quickly acclimate to its new environment.
When the water quality is poor, the immune system of the fish cannot be enhanced by Microbe-Lift Herbtana or Microbe-Lift Artemiss. Ammonia and nitrite should not be above 0.4ppm and the pH must be on a level suitable for the particular species of fish.
Do not use with any other medications or treatments
Do not use with any algaecides or copper-based products.
Remove any activated carbon in your system as carbon will filter out the natural expellants.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss
Q. If Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss do not kill nitrifying bacteria in the filter, how are they still effective against pathogenic bacteria?
A. Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss are not biocides. They are natural immune system stimulants. As such, when either product is used, no nitrifying bacteria populations are affected in the water or filtration system.
Q. Why should I use Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss instead of antibiotics and other treatments?
Can kill the nitrifying bio-filter, which results in water quality problems
May result in the development of the resistant bacteria
Can lower the activity of the fish's immune system
May have negative impact of sensitive fish species and plants
Can effect silicone sealant
A. Antibiotics, antiparasitics or chemotherapeutics:
Q. Will Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss degrade aquarium water quality?
A. Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss do not degrade aquarium water quality, saving you both time and money. During treatment with these products, your fish can be fed normally and filtration can remain in normal operation to aid in the well-being and recovery of your fish. Although using a quarantine tank will always be safer and more economical, Microbe-Lift Herbtana and Microbe-Lift Artemiss can be safely used in community tanks.