Bacterial Goop

Bacterial Goop

Nitrico Bacterial Goop is a pouch of live nitrifying bacteria. It will allow you to add fish to a new aquarium without the usual ammonia and nitrite problems associated with immature filters. You can also add Nitrico Goop to your existing mature tank to prevent Ammonia or Nitrite spikes when introducing new fish. We always recommend testing your water quality regularly, whether using a Nitrico Bacterial product or not.

Each pouch of Nitrico Goop contains trillions of true, freshwater Ammonia and Nitrite Oxidising bacteria. These bacteria are alive and ready to colonise your Aquarium. They are hungry for fish waste and will break down the ammonia and nitrite in your aquarium to ensure that the water continues to be safe for your fish, shrimps, frogs or any other aquatic life that you are keeping.

As these bacteria are alive, they will be packed and shipped on the same day to arrive on a day that is suitable for you. They should be added to your tank as soon as you can so that they remain alive and ready to break down any available ammonia or nitrite. This product does not have a long shelf life (as it is alive) and that is why, whereever possible, we advise that your pouch of bacteria is used as soon as possible after it arrives, ideally within 48 hours. Fish can be added to the tank at the same time or within 48 hours of the bacteria being introduced.

If you are using new aquarium soil in your tank or any other organic substrate, it is important to take this into account when it comes to stocking with fish. Many aquarium soils contain large amount of organics that will break down and create ammonia. Some even contain Urea which is a direct and rapid ammonia source. Please refer to the FAQ section for more details.

We do not currently produce Bacterial goop for Marine aquariums but we will. Please contact us if you are interested in a Marine version.

This product is designed to break down the ammonia as the fish excrete it. If you prefer to dose with an artificial ammonia source, please bear in mind that an influx of ammonia at one time does not mirror a normal aquarium ecosystem and so results will be different. Please take a look at the FAQ section for more details on the use of artificial ammonia sources.