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Tetra relaunches FilterActive and Medica range for healthy fish

Tetra has upgraded its FilterActive water conditioner, which has been optimised to keep the filter and substrate cleaner for longer while supporting the biological balance in the aquarium after water changes.
The aquatics brand has also relaunched its Medica range, which includes three new formulas and an improved packaging for Tetra Medica GeneralTonic Plus, Tetra Medica Contralck Plus and Tetra Medica FungiStop Plus which aim to treat most common fish diseases
Upgraded FiterActive
FilterActive_001The improved Tetra FilterActive formula now contains a blend of natural strains of sludge-reducing cleaning bacteria in concentrated form. This accelerate the breakdown of organic pollutants such as fish waste, food remains and dead plant materials and helps reduce sediment in the filter and aquarium. This extends the intervals between cleaning, improves filter performance, encourages substrate activity and prevents decay.

Tetra FilterActive also contains live, nitrifying bacteria which are responsible for breaking down ammonia and nitrite (which are toxic for fish) in the aquarium, settling mainly in the filter and on the filter materials and maintaining the biological balance. However, some of these nitrifiers, which reduce harmful substances, are lost through the regular cleaning the aquarium requires. Tetra FilterActive helps replenish bacteria lost after care activities to help maintain biological activity in the aquarium.

When compared to similar competitor products, the refreshed FilterActive range had one of the most effective blends of live nitrifying bacteria, helping to control the levels of nitrates in the aquarium, which helps fish stay healthy and fishkeepers effectively look after their aquarium2. 


NEW! Tetra Medica GeneralTonic Plus1
This is a multi-purpose remedy suitable for the most common fish diseases helping to treat bacterial infections, skin and gill parasites, which can often make fish shaky or cause them to rub themselves against the aquarium. It can also be used to treat wounds and fungal infections.

NEW! Tetra Medica ContraIck Plus
This is a fast-acting treatment for white spot disease and other skin and gill parasites. Typical symptoms of these diseases include white spots or grey slimy patches on the skin and fins, shaky and rubbing movements. Fish may also display rapid breathing and dull colouration.
NEW! Tetra Medica FungiStop Plus
This fast-acting remedy is perfect for any kind of fungal infection, as well as egg fungus, mouth rot and external bacterial infections. Symptoms to watch out for include white, cotton wool-like patches on their fish’s skin, or mould-like structures, as well as fungal infection on wounds and skin inflammation.
Refreshed Tetra Goldfish Goldmed
This solution targets the most common of goldfish diseases, such as white spot, fin rot, and skin and fill parasites. Similar to other fish diseases, goldfish tend to display white spots or patches on the skin and fins, appear shaky, and display rubbing movements as well as rapid breathing.
Ashleigh Foster, Senior Marketing Manager, comments, “At Tetra, we’re passionate about making fishkeeping as easy and enjoyable experience as possible. That’s why we continually review our ranges for ways to improve their functions. What’s more, we’ve recently refreshed our packaging to offer clearer visuals, descriptions and guidelines to make it even easier to understand how our products can support fishkeepers in ensuring their fish and aquariums remain healthy.”

The new FilterActive range is available in 100ml and 250ml from November 2018 at an RRP of £6.153 and £10.803.
The Tetra Medica Contralck Plus, FungiStop and General Tonic range comes in 20ml bottles, with the GoldMed treatment available in 100ml doses. The range is available in independent pet stores from November with an RRP starting from £5.093.
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