Kordon Fish Protector - From petco.comFish Protector is a professional quality water treatment that calms fish, reduces losses, eases stress, minimizes infection and aids healing - thereby helping to protect fishes during handling, illness and transportation. Fish Protector detoxifies the free ions of the heavy metals present in public water supplies, such as zinc, iron, lead, copper, and arsenic, which can be lethal to fishes and invertebrates. The coating, with the addition of vitamin B12 and increased Echinacea, works as an effective healing aid for fishes with bruises, missing scales, or frayed fins, all of which aids in the normal healing process of injured fishes.
Shake well before using. Add 1 teaspoon or capful of Fish Protector per 10 gallons of water, or 1 fl. oz. per 60 gallons, or 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) per 480 gallons. Dosage can be increased or repeated without adverse effects. Add to shipping water to prevent damage due to shock and skin abrasion. Fish Protector does not interfere with fish gills or breathing, or with the measurements of water quality test kits.If water is suspected of containing chloramines in any form, add a fast acting remover, sold separately, of chloramines, chlorine, and toxic nitrogen compounds in any form including ammonia/nitrites/nitrates.THE IMPORTANCE OF REMOVING HEAVY METALS: Fish Protector detoxifies heavy metals that can be toxic to many aquatic organisms. Toxic metal ions in water can come from various sources, including home and commercial plumbing, medications, decorations and metal objects placed in the aquarium or pond, etc. It is essential to detoxify the heavy metals (such as zinc, iron, lead, copper, etc.) in the water supply for the fish to survive. The detoxifying capability of Fish Protector precipitates the metal ions into harmless compounds, rather than chelating them. Fish Protector forms a unique insoluble, polymeric salt with heavy metals that is stable under conditions of both high and low pH. This is a notable advantage over other products that rely strictly upon the chelation process. Such chelates are unstable, pH dependent, and can exchange their bound metal ion for another, releasing toxic ions into the water.While tap water is acceptable to us and to pet animals (such as mammals -- dogs cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. -- and birds) as well as to farm animals, tap water varying in extent from source to source is toxic to fishes and other aquatic life. This is particularly true for the heavy metals that it contains from the metal and plastic pipes that it goes through before it reaches you. One of the important functions of Fish Protector is to eliminate -- or at least greatly reduce -- heavy metals in the water.
Kordon Fish Protector
Size: 16 fl. oz. Gallons Treated: Treats 960 gallons
Contains synthetic polymers, vitamin B12, Echinacea, edentate heavy metals detoxifier, and product stabilizers.