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FAQ: Is AmGuard safe to use in a tank where I'm keeping _______?

Yes! To the best of our knowledge, there are no fish, invertebrates, or plants that have a specific aversion to AmGuard. However, "AmGuard Tolerant" is not the same as "Water Change Tolerant".  Many fish, plants, and invertebrates are stressed by sudden high-percentage water changes.  For standard community tanks, we recommend water changes of 30% of the tank or less, and for more sensitive tank inhabitants, we recommend no more than 20% of the tank at a time.

Similarly, many fish are stressed by the water parameter swings that are common in new aquariums.  We recommend to take extra care during the cycling process to maintain consistent water chemistry and avoid stressing the fish.

 

AmGuard Compatibility Guide

GreenThis product is safe for these tank inhabitants.  Take care to avoid sudden large shifts in water parameters within the tank, and review the dosing instructions carefully to avoid improper dosing.

OrangeThese tank inhabitants are more sensitive, and while the product can still be used on them, it's best to start with a partial dose and work up to the full dose over time

RedThis product is either notably stressful or utterly unsuitable for these tank inhabitants.  It would be best to opt for a different product if possible. Click tank inhabitant name for alternate products.

Black: There should never be any need to use this product in a tank with these tank inhabitants - we have no data as to compatibility for this reason. Click the tank inhabitant name for alternate products.

Freshwater Community Fish Saltwater Community Fish Scale-less fish
Sharks Rays Eels
Freshwater Sharks Freshwater Rays Freshwater Eels
Loaches Catfish Aquatic Frogs
Shrimp Snails Clams
Plants Corals Exotic Invertebrates

 

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