Stress Guard™ is the premium slime coat protection product. Stress Guard™ will reduce stress and ammonia toxicity whenever handling or transporting ﬁsh. Stress Guard™ binds to exposed protein in wounds to promote healing of injured ﬁsh and to reduce the likelihood of primary and secondary infections. Stress Guard™ is compatible with all medications except those that are copper based. Stress Guard™ is not amine based and will not interfere withPurigen®; orHyperSorb™regeneration. Stress Guard™ does not coat resins or clog filtration like competing “slime coat” type products can.
What makes Stress Guard™ very successful at healing is the fact that it contains protein active colloids. This protein active colloidal agent actively seeks out any wounds, abrasions, or places where exposed proteins are and attaches to this area to help directly deliver the disinfectant in the product and start the healing process. This protein active colloid, because it binds to the exposed proteins, also acts like a liquid bandage to the abrasion. Some products are marketed to be squirted in the bag when a fish is purchased. Those products are generally acidic, with some brands being a very strong acid. Putting such a product in a small, enclosed container with a fish often does more harm than any intended good. Stress Guard™ has a pH of 7.0. It will not affect the pH of an aquarium, even at large doses. There are no other products on the market that can compare to the effectiveness of Stress Guard™.