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Chem-Marin Stop Parasite 32 oz.

Chem-Marin Stop Parasite 32 oz.

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Coral reefs are lovely to look at, but they can be quite a challenge to care for. You'll encounter several problems when managing corals, one of which is parasites. And of all parasites that depend on corals for their survival, aiptasias are the most common kind. They are sea anemones that use up nutrients in the water that are intended for your coral reefs. If not removed, aiptasias will take over your whole aquarium. Unfortunately, they can be quite difficult to kill.

However, the Chem-Marin Stop Parasite from Pet Store aims to put an end to aiptasias - and other parasites, too, such as the protozoan Cryptocaryon and the dinoflagelatte Oodinium - without harming your fish and coral reefs. This solution does not contain copper, which can cause fatal harm to coral reefs and irritation to fish. Rather, it has a variety of natural ingredients that can kill parasites while remaining safe to aquatic life.

The Chem-Marin Stop Parasite works in two ways. First, it encourages the growth of natural slime on fishes' scales. The coat makes it hard for parasites to attach themselves. Second, it is made to act as a food source for parasites, but it provides no nutrition whatsoever. Because of its effective eradication methods, treatment usually just takes five days.

For an aquarium that contains corals or invertebrates. Stop Parasite is made from many different agents. One speeds up the fishes natural slime coat, causing the parasites to detach themselves. Another attracts parasites as a non-nutritional food source. Others speed up appetite and build the immune system. It will not harm the internal organs of the fish. 8 oz.

Recommeded Purchase Size (for a 5-day treatement):

8oz. for 30-55 gallons
16oz. for 75-100 gallons
32oz. for 125-300 gallons

During the treatment cycle, eliminate all filtration which removes particles smaller than 25 microns. Stop the use of poly filters, Chemisorb, charcoal, UV and ozone systems. Protein skimmers may be left running.

Put 10 drops per gallon of water twice daily (once in the morning, once in the evening) into the tank for 5 days. Stop Parasites is acidic, so check the pH of the tank both before and after each dose and buffer if necessary.

New fish:
When you bring new fish home, add 5 drops of Stop Parasites to the water in the acclimation container. When buying new fish, ask the store clerk to add 5 drops of Stop Parasites to the water in the fish bag.

Add 5 drops of Stop Parasites to the tank water twice daily for 4-5 days after new fish are introduced to prevent stress induced parasites in the new fish as well as the old ones.




Manufacturer Info

Chem-Marin Aquarium Supplies
Chem-Marin was founded in 1995 in St. Pittston, PA. They were the first company to develop pepper-based products to maintain the health of freshwater, saltwater, marine reef and invertebrate tanks. They produce highly specialized additives and medications for the aquarium environment. Many companies have tried to copy Chem-Marin’s innovative formulas with little success. The Chem-Marin product line includes Stop Parasite, Fresh Water Parasite, Stop Aiptasia and Stop Hair Algae. They also produce inexpensive and easy-to-use applicators to administer their medications within the aquarium environment.

Chem-Marin Stop Parasite 32 oz. Reviews



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Did not work for Marine Ich

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Posted: 6/29/2014 from Hayward, CA UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Despite numerous products on the market for 'reef safe' marine ich treatment, none have worked for the marine ich that my tangs have. This one also affected a torch coral and open brain coral--one died and the other nearly died. Other corals, clams, and inverts that I have did not seem affected. Despite following the instructions, my tangs developed new waves of ich infestation during >2 weeks of treatment with this product.


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Somewhat

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Posted: 2/27/2014
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: It seem to work but did not fully get rid of ich in my tank and I was going by the directions to a T


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Disappointed

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Reviewers Rating Below Average


Posted: 12/2/2013 from LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA UNITED STATE
1.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Didn't expect this to eradicate all parasites from my tank, but hoped it would help my fish to fight them. After ceasing all filtration except some skimming, I dosed per directions. After the 5 day treatment there was no improvement. I'll have to remove the fish to quarantine and fallow the tank for 8-10 weeks.


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Worth the Money

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 8/30/2013 from RACINE, WI UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I used this in my reef tank as directed to prevent the loss of all my fish when I had an outbreak of ich. I did not lose any fish, nor did I lose any corals nor my clam. They weren't happy, but they all survived the treatment. I don't think that the product is "snake oil", but I do think that it gave my fish the strength to resist the parasite long enough until it died. Finally a reef safe product to deal with ich.


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Total Waste

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Posted: 6/15/2013 from PLUMAS LAKE, CA UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Purchased Stop Parasite after having a random (minor) outbreak of Ich in my 200 gallon reef tank. A long story short after using the product to the letter my tank went from a minor outbreak to terrible on day 4 of treatment and 3 days after that all my fish but one were dead. Fish included Desjardini Sailfin Tang, Clown fish, Powder Blue Tang etc... This was a long shot in my book, one that I highly recommend you avoid at all cost. Quarantine your fish with hypo or copper. My one surviving fish and a couple replacments are doing great in a qt tank with copper.


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Somewhat

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Posted: 3/21/2013 from Taunton, MA UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: It seem to work but did not fully get rid of ich in my tank and I was going by the directions to a T


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Posted: 2/12/2013
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Didn't expect this to eradicate all parasites from my tank, but hoped it would help my fish to fight them. After ceasing all filtration except some skimming, I dosed per directions. After the 5 day treatment there was no improvement. I'll have to remove the fish to quarantine and fallow the tank for 8-10 weeks.


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excellent

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 12/27/2012 from SOMERSET, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: perfect product i was so surprised how well it works my fish gets better and corals as well,love it and definitely will buy again.


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KILLS THE FISH

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Posted: 1/24/2012 from SOUTH BEND, IN UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is one of the worse products we have ever used. We added six new fish to our 125 gallon tank. We immediately realized that we now had ich in the tank. Tried this product! Every fish that was new, died. Did the last burial according to Bill Cosby (ck. out first episode!). We will go back to our other product -- Ich Attack!


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KILLS THE FISH

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Posted: 1/24/2012
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is one of the worse products we have ever used. We added six new fish to our 125 gallon tank. We immediately realized that we now had ich in the tank. Tried this product! Every fish that was new, died. Did the last burial according to Bill Cosby (ck. out first episode!). We will go back to our other product -- Ich Attack!


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