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Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Stress Coat
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Product Description:
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Stress CoatA 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.
Product Specifications:
Available in 16 oz.
User Ratings: (27 reviews)
Overall: 7.93
Value/Cost: 7.59
Effectiveness: 7.78
Quality: 7.70
Ease of use: 8.63
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galen has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 3.5/10 February 20, 2008
"over-rated and in-effective"
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.
south grunderlochen has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 3.75/10 June 5, 2007
"Don't waste your time"
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.
Godblessings has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10 November 16, 2006
"Best bang for the buck. Never had a problem with it."
It claims to help heal as well as detoxify chorine, chloramine, and heavy metals. I can't say it doesn't because I've never had problems.
ronin_cse has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 6.75/10 November 8, 2006
"I guess it works..."
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
"Works Great"
Good product for the money
immortal has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 February 28, 2006
"Great stuff"
Works great does what it's supposed to do.
SagaciousB has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10 July 2, 2005
"More like soap than a dechlorinator"
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.
chris_0024 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 April 21, 2005
"Best Stuff!"
I've used this stuff for ever and never lost fish to chloramines!
cichlid85 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 8/10 April 12, 2005
"Acceptable for Your Fish"
I have used this product with no problems and it does help the water, but I heard it was bad for fish. Don't know if that is true for sure or not, but I have since changed brands.
Limvostov has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 March 31, 2005
"Great for adding new fish...."
I like to use this when I add new fish. It seems to ease them into the tank a little better. I also use it when I start a new tank up.
jonnyleengo has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 February 23, 2005
"Have used this for over 5 years, Love it!"
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.
richh has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 December 2, 2004
"Does the job!"
Works well. Been using it for aalmost a year now. Never had an issue. Cheap. Good stuff!!!
dangerjoe has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 8.25/10 November 13, 2004
"Works very well at helping fish heal."
I use this product to help damaged fish in my tanks heal up faster. The aloe really does seem to help. Just add after your water change, and you should see results in a week or two.
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