Instant Water Conditioner with Vitamin B12 and Echinacea
FOCUSES ON HEALING and PROTECTING SKIN, FINS and BRUISES
- Heals Missing Scales & Bruises
- Adds Multi-Layer Slime Coat
- Helps Minimize Infections
- Calms Fishes, Eases Stress
- Removes Toxic Heavy Metals from the Water
- Important Health Aid in Shipping
- Made in USA
Fish•Protector is a professional quality water treatment that calms fishes, 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.
Fish•Protector forms a multi-layered protective slime coating on fishes' skin, protecting fishes during handling and minimizing infection. The coating works as an effective healing aid for fishes with bruises, missing scales, or frayed fins. The protective slime coating is formed by special polymer colloids, and does not involve irritating the fish’s surface by the use of salt. Fish•Protector's polymer colloids beneficially absorb medicinal dyes, e.g., methylene blue and malachite green, as well as antibiotics, e.g., oxytetracycline and itrofurazone Fish•Protector acts as a carrier for such medications and can be used as an aid in applying them to the fish’s skin. Fish•Protector combines skin slime replacers, that are more concentrated and faster working than that used in Kordon’s NovAqua Plus, with the addition of vitamin B12 and increased Echinacea, all of which aids in the normal healing process of injured fishes.
Item NO. 31444 FISH PROTECTOR™ 4 fl.oz. (118mL) bottle, treats 240 gallons
Item NO. 31456 FISH PROTECTOR™ 16 fl.oz. (473mL) bottle, treats 960 gallons
Item NO. 31461 FISH PROTECTOR™ 1 gallon (3.78 L) jug, treats 7,693 gallons
Directions for Use
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 fishes’ gills or breathing, or with the measurements of water quality test kits.
If water is suspected of containing chloramines (a chemical complex of Chlorine and Ammonia) in any form, add Kordon’s AmQuel®Plus. AmQuel®Plus is a single-step, fast acting remover of chloramines and chlorine.
To fully condition tap water, to buffer pH, and to add electrolytes, also add Kordon’s NovAqua®Plus to the water. Fish•Protector, NovAqua®Plus, and AmQuel®Plus and all of Kordon's treatments for aquatic use are fully compatible and equally effective in fresh and salt water.
Also, Fish Protector is compatible with the Kordon water clarifiers (Trans Clear, Sea Clear), the nitrifying and sludge bacteria additives and all Kordon medications.
Purposes & Benefits
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE POLYMER COLLOID SLIME COATINGS TO THE FISHES' HEALTH. Fishes are sensitive to the presence or absence of their slime coating and are aware when it is reduced or missing, causing stress. The Fish Protector's coatings are substantial and multiple layered, anchoring cell layers deep into the skin of the fish to protect it from infections. The coatings repel viruses and bacteria, thereby aiding in keeping pathogens away. The coatings do not interfere at all with the fish's breathing, as is required for the release of carbon dioxide through the fish's gills, and the intake of oxygen from the water.
WHEN SHIPPING FISHES: Add Fish•Protector to the water at the recommended dosage (or greater in crowded shipping conditions). As an additional protection use Kordon’s AmQuel® Plus. For longer distance shipping, the amount of AmQuel Plus used should be increased (generally 3 to 5 times the normal dosage) depending upon the shipping time and amount of toxic excrement and other toxins such as pheromones released by the fishes and other aquatic animals in the water.
THE IMPROTANCE 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.
One of the most toxic of heavy metals to fishes is copper, a common ingredient in tap water. Fish Protector is capable of precipitating up to 1.17 ppm free copper ions (Cu++) from solution. When copper is present in the tap water or when copper medications are used, the copper ions can combine with glass, plastic, rock, gravel, and other objects and remain indefinitely in this state. Variations in pH (acidity/alkalinity) may cause the copper to come back into solution and be toxic to fishes and invertebrates. Fish Protector permanently detoxifies copper and can be used to eliminate copper ion medications after their use as a treatment is completed.
Contains synthetic polymers, vitamin B12, Echinacea, edetate heavy metals detoxifier, and product stabilizers.
Fish•Protector is not a medication and is not intended to be a substitute for any chemotherapeutic agent.
Non-toxic to humans, pets and aquatic life.