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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Been dosing Hikari CyroPro every week now. Sometimes it looks like these things--whatever they are--are gone, but then a few gradually show up again.

He's still got clamped fins and has been dealing with fin rot. I treated daily with Paraguard and aquarium salt with water changes (starting May 25) and today stopped both and started with Microbe-Lift Artemiss. It's hard to tell if his fins are getting better or not.

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Hopefully the artemiss helps, it helped my betta alot as far as fin rot was concerned.
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What are the active ingredients in artemiss? I dont see it online.



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Never mind. The ingredients are not known by anyone by design of company.
I did find this. Scroll to bottom and look under the heading of Microbe-Lift Artemiss.

http://www.americanaquariumproducts....4.html#microbe

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@Discusluv This is really disconcerting. I tried to look up the MSDS safety sheet and it just says "Ingredients are proprietary." I'm not sure why Microbe-Lift doesn't feel comfortable enough listing the ingredients, but it makes me nervous. I'll take my chances with Paraguard again.

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@Discusluv This is really disconcerting. I tried to look up the MSDS safety sheet and it just says "Ingredients are proprietary." I'm not sure why Microbe-Lift doesn't feel comfortable enough listing the ingredients, but it makes me nervous. I'll take my chances with Paraguard again.
When I recommend medications I am always concerned with the active ingredients. This tells you what the particular medication will treat and how. I am not against herbal types of medication that list their ingredients- like Melafix. It is made of melaleuca oils that work as an antiseptic- keeping areas of wounds, torn fins, scale damage inhospitable to bacterial growth. This product cannot cure an active bacterial infection, but it can help to prevent one in some cases.



When a medication doesn't list their ingredients it makes me suspicious. The company is asking the customer to trust that their "mystery blend" will cure x,y, z without giving them information of the active ingredients that will do this. Not good.

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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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