API Melafix Freshwater Fish Infection Remedy

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Description

Treat bacterial infections in your fish and reduce the risk of spreading illness to other fish with API Melafix for Healing Bacterial Infections. Bacterial diseases are caused mostly by dirty aquarium conditions and the addition of infected fish. Fish that are injured and have open wounds are especially susceptible, even in seemingly clean tanks. Bacterial infections, like fin and tail rot, eye cloud and mouth fungus can destroy tissue and other organs, and if left untreated, can lead to fish loss. API Melafix is an all-natural antibacterial treatment that's designed to heal open wounds, treats bacterial infections and promote re-growth of damaged fins and tissue, usually within a week. Just add 5 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water. This solution should not adversely affect the biological filter, alter the pH or discolor the water.

Key Benefits
  • Formulated to heal bacterial infections such as tail and fin rot, eye cloud, mouth fungus and more.
  • Rapidly repairs damaged fins, ulcers and open wounds.
  • All-natural, antibacterial fish and coral medication.
  • Contains the healing properties of melaleuca, tea tree extract.
  • Designed not to harm biological filters, and is suitable for all marine and reef aquariums.

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  • Item Number
    94487
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Goldfish, Cichlid, Bottom Feeder
Instructions

Use when adding new fish and to treat open red sores, fin and tail rot, open body wounds, eye cloud, pop eye, body slime and mouth fungus.

Treats: 5ml treats 10 U.S. gallons of water.

Directions: Shake well. Remove activated carbon if possible. Add 5ml per 10 U.S. gallons of aquarium water.

Disease or wound treatment: Dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Continue treatment, if necessary.

Adding new fish: Dose daily for 3 days.

FAQ

Is API MELAFIX recommended for freshwater tanks?

API MELAFIX will treat your fish’s symptoms in freshwater and saltwater aquariums. If you are treating fish in a marine or saltwater aquarium, dose with API MARINE MELAFIX.

How do I diagnose disease in my fish?

Many disease symptoms will be clearly visible, such as white streaks, lesions, protruding eyes, and other unusual marks or spots on your fish. If you suspect your fish has a disease, it will fall under the categories of fungal, parasitic, or bacterial. One way to diagnose is by matching fish symptoms to the description of a wide range of API medications, which include treatments specific to Ich disease, Betta fish, and various common symptoms (hole-in-the-head, eye cloud, fin & tail rot, etc.)

What’s the difference between API MELAFIX and API BETTAFIX?

API MELAFIX is safe for delicate fish species, all marine fish, and reef aquariums, while Bettafix is specifically formulated for Betta fish.

Does API MELAFIX work for fin rot and Ich if my fish is fighting both?

API MELAFIX heals bacterial infections such as fin & tail rot, eye cloud, popeye, body slime, and mouth fungus. As a general note, all API medications can be used in conjunction with each other safely, as long as you are able to follow the directions for both during treatment. We would not recommend using more than two medications at a time unless you are certain of the diagnosis of multiple ailments, so that you can tell which medications are working or not working while troubleshooting a stubborn symptom or disease.

After treating for several days, my water turned very foamy, and hasn’t gotten any less foamy over the past three days. Is this normal?

It is normal to see some foaming when using API MELAFIX, and it is not harmful as long as the proper doses were given. In terms of duration, the foaming of this product can last a variable amount of time depending on what is dissolved in the water. Water that contains a lot of dissolved organics or proteins can experience more foaming that lasts for long periods of time, but in general, if foaming lasts more than a week after discontinuing the treatment, we would recommend more frequent water changes and the addition of Activated Carbon or Bio-Chem Zorb in order to eliminate any remaining medication. Make sure that skimmers are turned off during treatment, as this would contribute to excessive foaming. It may be prudent to turn the skimmer pump flow down when it is restarted after treatment, to account for medication residues until they clear from the system.

What does API MELAFIX do?

API MELAFIX is a treatment for external bacterial infections in fish, such as fin rot or open wounds.

Is API MELAFIX safe with invertebrates such as snails and shrimps? Will it harm the biological filter or aquarium plants?

API MELAFIX is completely safe with invertebrates such as snails and shrimps, and will not harm the biological filter or aquarium plants.

Will API MELAFIX work in both freshwater and marine aquariums?

Yes, API MELAFIX will work in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. However, we recommend turning off protein skimmers and UV sterilizers when using it. If you have carbon in your filter, this should be removed before using Melafix.

I saw foaming in my aquarium after using API MELAFIX. Is this normal or harmful?

It is normal to see some foaming when using API MELAFIX in your aquarium. It is not harmful to your tank.

Can I use API MELAFIX and API PIMAFIX together?

Yes, this combination is in fact recommended if treating stubborn infections. Use each medication at the recommended dose. There is no need to reduce the dose when using both of them.

Can I use API MELAFIX with any other API medications or products?

API MELAFIX can be used safely with all other API medications and products.

What does API POND MELAFIX do?

API POND MELAFIX is a treatment for external bacterial infections in fish, such as fin rot or open wounds.

Is API POND MELAFIX safe with invertebrates such as snails and shrimp? Will it harm the biological filter or pond plants?

Yes, API POND MELAFIX is completely safe with invertebrates such as snails and shrimps. It will not harm the natural aquarium cycle or plants.

Will API MELAFIX work in both freshwater and marine aquariums?

Yes, API MELAFIX will work in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. However, we recommend turning off protein skimmers and UV sterilizers when using it. If you have carbon in your filter, this should be removed before using API MELAFIX.

I noticed foaming in my aquarium after using API MELAFIX. Is this normal or harmful?

It is normal to see some foaming when using API MELAFIX in your aquarium. It is not harmful to your tank.

Can I use API MELAFIX and API PIMAFIX together?

Yes, this combination is in fact recommended if treating stubborn infections. Use each medication at the recommended dose. There is no need to reduce the dose when using both of them.

Can I use API® MELAFIX with any other API medications or products?

API® MELAFIX can be used safely with all other API medications and products.

Should I remove my filtration media before dosing with this product?

Products that are designed to remove things from your aquarium, such as filter media, will also remove dosed medication from your tank. For best results from medication, remove your filtration media as you dose.

Rating: 4.4 of 5 stars 44 Reviews 44 Reviews 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Caused my Betta’s death

    By Awful on Jan 5, 2021

    After administering the 1st dose, our Betta’s appetite dwindled. By the 3rd day he was not eating at all. The Fin Rot never improved, only worsened. I did the recommended water change after treatment was finished, still not eating, Fin Rot still there and now he is lethargic just laying on the bottom, not swimming. Rather than watch him suffer any more, we euthanized him with a Clove oil mixture. My problem is I trusted reviews more than my own experience and ended up here. Had I treated him with erythromycin like before, this may not have happened.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Stuff

    By Jeff on Jan 13, 2021

    I've used this primarily for fin rot that happens occasionally. In this case I use it for my Skirt Tetra losing fins and white spots as well. Fins did diminished however, the white spots are gone and the fins are finally GROWING BACK!!! Please remember to change your water often & read the instructions prior to use. Best of luck!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Quick Delivery

    By Marcellus on Jan 30, 2021

    I had an emergency in one of my African Cichlid tanks and required some general bacteria meds. API is my goto and Chewy delivered the very next morning. Impressed & thankful!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It works!!!

    By Wanda on Dec 30, 2020

    I got this justin time to save my female guppy who had tail rot. I was using another product but it wasn’t working.. This works and fast!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Healed my fish!

    By Taylor on Sep 27, 2020

    This helped my fish so much when he had fin rot. I have a betta, and his fins were really bad before I started using this. I used it for two weeks before he was completely healed up. I used it a few weeks later when he had some kind of infection. It worked really well for that too! I recommend this product!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    By adele0283 on Dec 31, 2020

    Anyone with an aquarium needs to keep this on hand. Works fast too. Easy to use.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    By Gina on Apr 27, 2020

    I ordered this for "Hole in the Head Disease" for a large Parrot Head fish I have. It has worked wonders and the fish is on their way to being cleared up. Excellent product. Item took a little long to receive- but that is understandable since everyone is dealing with the Corona Virus situation. Thank you!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome healing power

    By Pitbullmom on Jun 11, 2020

    My Frontosas has some white stuff on the eyes but it would leave one then be on another fish. This stuff helped me help my fish!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Melafix one my fish doctors

    By PackratFever on May 1, 2020

    Melafix one of my Koi fish doctors and Melafix is the other I use both together once a year to prevent problems. Safe for fish and plants.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fixed Fin Rot

    By KodyDog on Jun 12, 2020

    My beta fish had fin rot and this worked great to fix it. He is now regrowing his fIns.

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