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API Pond Melafix for Bacterial Infections in Fish

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Description

API's Pond Melafix for Bacterial Infections is formulated with a natural active ingredient to treat bacterial infections in Koi and Goldfish. Using the antibacterial properties of tea tree leaves, Melafix effectively treats fish diseases like tail and fin rot, eye cloud and mouth fungus. This all-natural remedy rapidly repairs ulcers and open wounds and promotes regrowth of damaged fins and tissue. It’s safe for snails and other invertebrates and won’t harm aquatic plants, affect the pH or disrupt the biological filter in your pond.

Key Benefits
  • Formulated to help koi and goldfish fight bacterial infections.
  • Natural antibacterial treatment is designed safe to use in water with plants and invertebrates.
  • The perfect way to protect your finned friends when adding new fish to the pond.
  • Designed to heal open wounds and help regrow fins.
  • Treats eye cloud, mouth fungus and tail and fin rot.
Precautions

HAZARDS TO HUMANS: Keep out of the reach of children. Safe for fish, pond plants, as well as surrounding wildlife and pets, when used as directed. This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For ornamental pond use only. Foaming may occur during treatment. When exposed to elevated temperatures, this product may turn cloudy in the bottle. This does not affect the activity of the product.
Foaming may occur during treatment. When exposed to elevated temperatures, this product may turn cloudy in the bottle; this does not affect the activity of the product. For ornamental pond use only.

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  • Item Number
    104374
  • Aquarium Type
    Pond
  • Fish Type
    Koi & Pond Fish
  • Product Form
    Liquid
Instructions

Shake well. For best results, remove activated carbon during treatment.

As a disease or wound treatment: Add 1 tsp for every 50 U.S. gallons of pond water. Repeat application daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Treatment may be continued, if necessary. Double this dose when treating advanced or chronic infection.

As a preventative when introducing new fish to the pond: 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.

Solutions for a Healthier Pond

If you want your pond to thrive, you can trust API to deliver everything you need—not just to get started, but to keep your fish healthy and active year-round. With reliable water test kits, fish medications and water conditioners, they make it much easier to maintain your fish pond so you can enjoy the tranquil ambiance it brings to your backyard landscape.

Solutions for a Healthier Pond
First-Rate Water Treatments

First-Rate Water Treatments

Maintaining the perfect pond in your outdoor oasis is a much easier task with API's water conditioners and algaecides. They've taken out the guesswork with proven treatments that keep everything in perfect balance. Pond Stress Coat protects your beautiful Koi and Goldfish, while Pond Algaefix helps control algae growth. With the help of Pond ACCU-Clear and Chlorine & Heavy Metal Neutralizer, the water will stay clear and safe for your fish.

Keeping the Balance

Regular water testing will keep your pond serene and picturesque, with fish that are active and lively. The Pond Master Test Kit measures the most important levels, including pH, ammonia, nitrite and phosphates. It's good for routine pond care and for diagnosing and solving any water quality issues. For fast and easy testing without having to use a separate test vial, try the 5-in-1 Pond Test Strips that come with precise color-matching charts.

Keeping the Balance
Problem-Solving Medications

Problem-Solving Medications

The fish in your pond can get sick, too, and if they do, you'll want to be ready to fix the problem as soon as you can. Pond Melafix is an all-natural, fast-acting remedy that works rapidly to treat bacterial infections, and it's safe for snails, plants and other pond dwellers. To keep your fish swimming strong, add Pond Salt to improve gill function, replenish electrolytes and reduce stress.

About API

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Through extensive and continuous research and development, API created quality products for all levels of fishkeeping. As people who are passionate about fish care, they understand the rewards of keeping up a successful pond or aquarium. With easy-to-read guides and premium treatments, foods, filters and testing equipment, API helps aquarists establish and maintain an environment where fish can flourish.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    API Pond Melafix

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    This product worked really well in my pond and all the fish look more colorful and healthy.

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    Easy To Use Antibiotic Treatment For MyPond

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    This product is very easy to use, but it really creates a lot of foam. The foam is very slow to disappear. I don’t know yet if it will be effective in treating loss of scales on one of my koi. A small amount of this product goes a long way.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Natural (no chemicals)!

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    Simply put- it works. If your fish look sick then treat your tank (pond in my case) by putting this in the water at recommended dosages. Follow the instructions and voila! Good for general issues. I use it (with Pimafix) when my fish look stressed to stop an infection before it gets started or worse.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked well!

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    This product help cure my over 1k gallon pond within a week, takes more than one bottle of course. Started seeing progress within three days of treatment.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy fish

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    Use it all the time .... have happy healthy fish, keeps water clear I use there other products to.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Ponds Treatments

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    I have 4 ponds and I have found all the koi and other fish treatments on Chewy.com. I found these products that I use are offered in different sizes and the prices are so much less on Chewy. A big plus, they’re delivered quickly to my door.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    On the mend

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    We have some old goldfish in a 500 gallon pond. Some started getting tail rott. We ordered this and it was to our door in less than 36 hours at a great price. We used as recommended and the fish are already showing great improvement !

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    Used the Melafix for a large goldfish with a sore near the eye, within 2 days I could tell a huge difference.

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    Medical remedies

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    Helped my Koi fish tremendously In healing a fungus that was present.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, be prepared for bubbles and foam.

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    Great Product. I added it about 3 weeks ago to the pond and it is still foamy/bubbly on 1/3 of the surface. I don't mind this, but if you are about to have an event and want to show off your pond, then you may want to wait to use this until after that time.

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