The Best Fish Dip Available - Remove External Parasites, Bacterial, and Fungal Infections from the Start!
Safety stop is an incredible pre-establishment medication you can you use prior to introducing your fish to your quarantine or display tank. For those using quarantine tanks, Safety Stop removes multiple alignments immediately giving you time to get the fish healed up if there is anything deadly that the fish came in with (e.g. - Velvet, Brooke, Uronema). This give you time to introduce other medications like Copper as you need time to ramp the medication up.
For those who are unable to use a quarantine tank (Don't worry - I don't judge ^_^), safety stop is superior to a freshwater dip. To provide further proof of safety stop's incredible potency, Melev's Reef, a master reefer who has spoken at MACNA used Safety stop to stock all his fish in his 400 gallon display tank.
Here is the proof with Melev stating he used Safety Stop only for his main display tank:
*Note* - Safety Stop is not recommended for fish with visible active infections and will not treat internal parasites. For internal parasites - we recommend General Cure + Focus + Pellets/Frozen Food + Carbon for a complete reef safe solution.
How to Use Safety Stop:
Take fish from fish store directly home without delay. Acclimate fish to the same temperature and pH of the aquarium before performing the Safety Stop bath.
While fish is acclimating prepare the two baths: into clean, non-metallic containers (i.e., a plastic or glass bucket), add one gallon of water directly from the aquarium into each bucket. With scissors, cut the edge of the product packages and pour PART A into the first container and PART B into the second container Monitor for temperature changes.
Gently agitate both solutions with an air stone. Leave the air stones in the container to oxygenate the water when fish is in the bath.
Remove the fish to be treated from acclimation water and deposit in bath PART A for 45 min (30 min if fish has been shipped overnight within the last 72 hours). Keep a loose cover on bath to make sure fish doesn’t jump out. Carefully watch the fish for signs of stress during the entire treatment process. Signs of stress include heavy breathing, erratic swimming, rolling, etc. If fish shows signs of stress reduce time and put immediately into PART B bath.
After Part A, transfer fish to Part B bath for 45 min. Continuing to watch for signs of stress. If signs of stress occur, remove before treatment is over, and transfer to quarantine tank or prepared aquarium. Do not put bath water into aquarium. After treatment B is over net fish into aquarium.
Observe fish after introduction to tank to make sure tank mates are not disturbing fish. It is good idea to feed the tank simultaneously while introducing the new fish to keep the resident fish occupied. Keep light levels low for 24 hours after introduction. Bath should be discarded after several hours but can be used on multiple fish within a few hours or at the same time.
This dip protocol is intended for ornamental fish only.
Do not use on invertebrates
Do not use on scale-less freshwater fishes.
Do not use on invertebrates i.e. Corals, urchins, sea stars, snails, crabs
Do not exceed 45 minutes in each bath
Do not use on fish that show obvious signs of sickness.
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