A patented formula containing Aloe Vera, nature's first-aid plant, to protect and heal fish. Forms a synthetic slime coating on the skin of fish. Replaces the natural secretion of slime that is interrupted by handling, shipping, fish fighting or other forms of stress. Removes chlorine instantly. Recommended to add to fish bags for protection on the trip home.
i used this product for years before i switched to amquel and novaqua. for a long while, it did a fine job and seemed to work very well. i liked the idea of aloe vera in a solution to help fish with wounds or damage. however, it is also supposed to condtion water by removing chlorine, heavy metals, etc. about a year ago, a few fish died of unknown symptoms, my first fish deaths. long story short, i tested the chlorine 24 hours in a well circulated tank after administering it and found that the chlorine levels were slightly below the tested water tap readings! needless to say, i stopped using it after that. novaqua works perfectly with no worries.
theyeti76 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 5.75/10
January 6, 2008
"not the best"
This is definately not the best water conditioner. the aloe can actually be harmful to the fish by binding to the gills. I prefer Prime. I no longer use this product.
veeneck has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 8/10
November 17, 2007
"Seems to help wounds heal faster"
I use this in combination with aquarium salts for my tank full of boisterous African cichlids, and I have been very successful with it. My fish sometimes get cuts or rips of their fins, but they heal up quickly. One of my haps developed a cloudy eye recently, but with an extra water change and a bit of extra stress coat and salt, he recovered without additional treatment. Perhaps it's the salt, but I think that the stress coat helps them to recover from the little wounds they can get from their rowdy behavior.
Ok, this stuff has aloe in it now which makes it really thick so whenever I add it to my 46 gallon Malawi tank, it clumps up. It doesn't do a very good job of removing all the bad stuff, either. If you want a great conditioner that does a better job of removing chlorine, chloramine, and provides a slime coat, buy PRIME by Seachem.
I just setup a small 2 gal tabletop tank with a betta. I have never actually used this stuff before so I thought I would try it out. I actually just found out that our tap water doesn't have Chlorine (must be something else that makes it taste horrible) so I don't know how well it neutralizes it, but I can confirm the bubbles in the tank. I had no idea what they were from until I read the reviews on here. The fish seems to be doing fine, but those bubbles really get in the way of feeding. If only because of the bubbles I probably won't use this producct again (good thing I only bought the 1 oz bottle).
tuccis8 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10
August 13, 2006
Good product for the money
immortal has used this product for 3 Years or More.
I was not a big fan of this stuff. I got a trial size bottle, and it really surprised me how much adding this to a bucket of water caused it to bubble/foam. I think my water is pretty hard, too. I couldn't imagine how much it would foam if I had soft water. Aloe is good stuff on sun tan, but I'm not so sure I want it going through my fish's gills.
I think it is the best thing on the market for helping battered fish heal more quickly. But I always add some to the tank for routine water changes, when adding new fish, and as a treatment for wounded fish.
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