Simply saying something like "I don't use the product" and "I feel it does more harm than good" does not really qualify as an opinion. What harm are you referring to specifically?I do repeat that this is my personal opinion, and there are some people that love the product.
As a matter of fact, even if I didn't like the produce because the shade of color the box was made of was just not right, it would still be opinion.Simply saying something like "I don't use the product" and "I feel it does more harm than good" does not really qualify as an opinion. What harm are you referring to specifically?
If that's what you're using as your water conditioner, continue use with water changes. The aloe in stress coat is really just a bandaid for shaky water conditions. Like davek said, get a dedicated conditioner such as amquel or prime, and you'll have a much easier time of keeping your parameters steady. To answer the original question, I don't know if it would do anything to inhibit oxygen uptake in the labyrinth organ, but if it seems as though breathing is tough, I would switch to a straightforward conditioner. I have had random enough results from api's water additive line that I avoid it now. I lied. I use their test kits and aquarium salt.
Please keep hands off glass.