Revolutionary bio-adhesive supplement repairs and strengthens natural fish slime coat for protection against protozoan infections including velvet, trichodina and Ick. Fritz Aquatics Mardel Herbal Treatments Protoshield contains proven, natural oils and extracts combined with patented, film-forming matrix to provide a protective shield around your fish. Fish slime coat acts as the first line of defense for fish against parasitic infections.
Use at the first signs of an infection to help prevent the spread of the parasite to fish in the aquarium. Fritz Aquatics Mardel Herbal Treatments Protoshield is safe for all freshwater and saltwater fish, invertebrates, and plants. Reef safe. 4 oz treats 590 gallons.
Common Protozoan Infections of Fish
- Protozoan Velvet: Tiny yellowish-white spots. Fish shows signs of loss of color, rubbing or scratching against bottom.
- Protozoan Parasites (Trichodina sp.): Fish shows signs of extra mucous, causing a white to bluish haze on the skin. The skin may develop ulcers and the fin may fray. Fish exhibit signs of rapid breathing, flashing and scratching or rubbing on rocks and become lethargic.
- Ick: Small white spots may cover entire body; fish may rub or scratch against bottom.
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Protoshield should be used at the first signs of an infection to help prevent the spread of the parasite to fish in the aquarium.
Read directions before use. No water changes, pH or temperature adjustments are necessary if readings are in ideal range. Maintain normal filtration and air.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING.
Remove carbon from filter. Add four 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° will increase the effectiveness of the treatment for some species being kept. Do not exceed temperatures of 84 degrees F 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 six treatments (two treatments per day).
Note: Consult a veterinarian or fish expert for assistance in diagnosis of disease causing organisms and treatment options.
Active Ingredients: Chitosan, D-Limonene, Manuka Oil, and Neem Oil.
Special note on Protoshield - 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.