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
    94489
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater
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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Fast!!!

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    I literally bought this and used it with pimafix worked instantly. Within a day my fish was better. Amazing, all the other times I used some petco brand cheap stuff cuz I was on a budget and all my fishes have died. I used this as directed and it didn’t even seem to bother my fish at all. Recommend especially if you have expensive fish. It will save you money in the long run when your lil dudes get sick.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This product saved our fish!

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    One of our goldfish had really advanced fin rot. I was certain that we were going to lose him. He couldn’t swim, he was practically dead. I actually considered humanely euthanizing him but decided to give this a try first. We did this treatment for about 15 days (longer than recommended) and he got better! He does have some permanent damage from how bad it got but now he’s alive, swims fine for the most part (a little lopsided but can swim really fast and gets around fine), seems happy, and doesn’t have fin rot anymore! The other goldfish in the tank with him was also showing the beginning signs of fin rot before we started the treatment and he’s totally fine now.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Melafix infection remedy for fish

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    Had sick Oscar fish....Almost lost him several times. Pet store gave bad advice on lowering ph and it made water acidic. This has helped alot in his healing

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Plan on a rainy day.

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    Hello I had a sick Cory I went to the LPS to buy this same item. There the small bottle was more than this was for the large bottle . Unfortunately the Cory didn't make it after 2 years watching her swimming around . So I bought the large bottle just in(hopefully) case I never need it again. Very good to have on hand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Fantastic price!

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    Title, "Great product. Fantastic price! " says it all !

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My oscar is happy again

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    After a few doses my oscar is looking much better. Will order again

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Melafix works great

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    I recently bought it to try to get rid of fin rot after the capsules didnt work and after only 2 days you can barely tell the fish even had it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    THANK YOU!!!

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    AWESOME ! This product works. My fish is swimming again. He's a big boy that you just gotta love. He shows off again

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Problem not solved

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    This stuff just didn't work for my fish. Was so hoping it would but...

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    No harm no help

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    I probably ordered the wrong product for my fish problem. This is a natural product from tea tree oil. Very strong smell but did nothing to help with infection.

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