How Effective Is Melafix?

How long does Melafix take to work?

API MELAFIX Freshwater Fish Bacterial Infection Remedy is an all-natural antibacterial treatment that heals open wounds, treats bacterial infections and promotes re-growth of damaged fins and tissue, usually within a week.

Just add 5 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water..

What does Melafix cure?

API® MELAFIX fish remedy is an all-natural antibacterial treatment that works to treat infections in fish. Common bacterial infections are open wounds and abrasions, tail rot, eye cloud, and mouth fungus. MELAFIX fish remedy also promotes regrowth of damaged fins and tissue.

Which is better Melafix or Pimafix?

Melafix is formulated to heal bacterial infections such as tail and fin rot, eye cloud, mouth fungus and more while Pimafix quickly treats fungal and bacterial infections such as cottony growth, fin and tail rot and many more.

Is Melafix an antibiotic?

Melafix (a proprietary name) is an all-natural aquarium antibiotic consisting of an essential oil from a tree in the Melaleuca genus. Contrary to popular opinion it is not made from the common Tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, but from Melaleuca leucadendra, also known as the Cajeput Tree.

How long does Fin Rot take to heal?

This depends on how bad the problem is to start with. By using King British Fin Rot & Fungus Control there should be an improvement in 4-5 days. Due to fish having open wounds it is very important to keep water quality pristine, to prevent secondary infection taking place.

Do you have to remove carbon to use Melafix?

Yes remove it but leave the sponges in front of it, if you have one. The melafix will create bubbles and cause an over flow of the filter if you have good surface agitation. That being said you want as much flow as possible as well. The carbon is chemical filtration and the fiberfil is mechanical.

Does Melafix cause cloudy water?

well melafix is an anti bacterial agent, it may well have damaged your filter colony, though this is far from common. i would suggest large and often water changes, you may have to see your tank through a mini cycle. Have dosed again today and no cloudiness at all although a couple of my plants look a bit ropey.

Will Melafix kill beneficial bacteria?

Melafix works great on repairing fins, but will not kill a bacteria that might be causing fin rot. As such, it will not cure your fish (just help it along after the infection is over) but it also wont kill your beneficial bacteria.

How often should I use Melafix?

Repeat dose daily for seven days. Treatment may be continued if necessary. When adding new fish to the pond, or when netting and handling fish: add one teaspoon of MelaFix for every 50 gallons or 1/4 cup for every 600 gallons of pond water.

Can you use too much Melafix?

Too much of anything is bad, and Melafix is supposed to ‘stimulate slime coat production’, which I assume means it’s mildly irritating. Melafix is neutralized by light within 24 hours, so I’d just wait and let it work.

Is Melafix safe for all fish?

MELAFIX can be used with all marine fish. MELAFIX has been tested and found to be safe in reef aquariums containing invertebrates, such as live corals and anemones. Treating with MELAFIX will not harm the biological filter in freshwater or saltwater aquariums. MELAFIX is harmless to live aquarium plants.

Is Melafix good for fin rot?

Although fin rot is prevalent, it is highly treatable. Medication such as Melafix and Aquarisol are usually added in the aquarium water to kill the bacteria that causes fin rot. The best method to treat Fin Rot is to kill the harmful bacteria in your aquarium with a product like Melafix.