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API Melafix Saltwater Fish & Coral Bacterial Infection Remedy, 16-oz bottle

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Description

Help repair tissue damage from bacterial infections and reverse coral degradation with API's Melafix for saltwater fish and coral, the same treatment used by commercial coral farms. Caused mostly by dirty aquarium conditions and infected fish, bacterial infections can affect injured fish with open wounds in seemingly healthy tanks. Illnesses like fin and tail rot, eye cloud, pop eye, body slime and mouth fungus can cause serious tissue and organ damage and can even lead to fish loss if left untreated. This all-natural, antibacterial medication contains the healing properties of tea tree extract to heal bacterial infections, repair damaged fins, help heal ulcers and open wounds and reverses coral degradation. It is safe for biological filters and for all marine and reef aquariums.

Key Benefits
  • All-natural, antibacterial solution for saltwater fish and coral medication.
  • Helps heal bacterial infections such as tail and fin rot, eye cloud, pop eye, body slime and mouth fungus.
  • Formulated to rapidly repair damaged fins, ulcers and open wounds.
  • This remedy contains the healing properties of tea tree extract.
  • Designed not to harm biological filters and is safe for all marine and reef aquariums.
Precautions

HAZARDS TO HUMANS: This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Keep out of reach of children. For aquarium use only.

California Residents: View Proposition 65 WARNING

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  • Item Number
    94481
  • Aquarium Type
    Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Marine Fish, Marine Invertebrate
Instructions

"Use dosing cap on bottle. As a disease or wound treatment for marine fish and corals in the aquarium: Remove activated carbon and turn off protein skimmer. Shake well.

Dose: Add 5 mL per 10 U.S. gallons. Dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Replace activated carbon and turn on protein skimmer. The protein skimmer will collect excess foam. Be prepared to dispose of the foam as it will be significant. It may be necessary to turn down the protein skimmer for a few days until the foaming subsides.

As a coral dip: Corals may be treated in small containers and then placed in the aquarium. Shake well.

Dose: Add 20 mL per 1/2 U.S. gallon of aquarium water. Make sure the water temperature, pH and salinity are correct. Place the coral in the water for 3-5 minutes. Shake corals under water to help dislodge worms. After a maximum treatment time of 3 minutes, place the corals into the aquarium."

Use dosing cap on bottle. As a disease or wound treatment for marine fish and corals in the aquarium: Remove activated carbon and turn off protein skimmer. Shake well.

Dose: Add 5 mL per 10 U.S. gallons. Dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Replace activated carbon and turn on protein skimmer. The protein skimmer will collect excess foam. Be prepared to dispose of the foam as it will be significant. It may be necessary to turn down the protein skimmer for a few days until the foaming subsides.

As a coral dip: Corals may be treated in small containers and then placed in the aquarium. Shake well.

Dose: Add 20 mL per 1/2 U.S. gallon of aquarium water. Make sure the water temperature, pH and salinity are correct. Place the coral in the water for 3-5 minutes. Shake corals under water to help dislodge worms. After a maximum treatment time of 3 minutes, place the corals into the aquarium.

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

    I'll say it worked

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    I used this on my Majestic Angel who had a fin and area under the fin issue on the right side. I followed the instructions and after a week was all healed

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    Good to have

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    Good stuff has a little smell and would follow instructions

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    Really helps, even for scaleless fish

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    We had a bad time recently and one of our loaches had an ulcerated spot and a lyretail swordfish was looking a little ragged. Took out the activated charcoal filter and used with Pimafix and it fixed them up pretty quickly.

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