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API® Melafix Fish Bacterial Infection Treatment

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API Melafix Fish Bacterial Infection Treatment is a proven antidote for fresh and saltwater aquarium fish diseases. This treatment includes tea tree extract, known for its healing properties, and in addition to bacterial diseases treats a variety of issues ranging from wounds and abrasions to fin and tail rot whole also helping to re-grow damaged fin rays and tissue.

Features:

  • Contains healing tea tree extract
  • Heals open wounds and abrasions
  • Promotes regrowth of damaged fin rays and tissue
  • Treats fin and tail rot
  • Will not harm the biological filter, alter the pH or discolor water
  • Safe for reef aquariums and live plants

    Intended For: Freshwater and saltwater fish
    Includes: 1 bottle
    Health Consideration: Bacterial fish disease
    Total Weight: Available in 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz sizes

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    API® Melafix Fish Bacterial Infection Treatment is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 49.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I shouldn't have but..... I bought these poor fish from a department store that shall remain nameless but is NOTORIOUS for their disgusting fish department. I was walking out to the garden department to buy some potting soil and saw these two poor Black Moors laying on their sides on the bottom of their tank gasping for air. I found an employee and got him to get them for me, but he tried to dissuade me from buying them. I finally insisted, and he said "Oh well, when they die, you can bring them back for a refund." I took them home. Both were covered with white cloudy slime and fuzzy fungus, and one's fins were torn and broken. Within a week both looked like the healthiest fish I have ever seen (aside from one crooked tail). They went from not eating (usually a sure sign that you are going to lose fish) to eating crushed Honey-Nut Cheerios from my hand. Melafix and Pimafix did the trick! Truthfully, I fully expected both of them to die, and was so surprised when the Melafix and Pimafix (I treated with both concurrently) worked so well. I have used them ever since on the goldfish, koi and cichlids with equal success. I love this stuff. And it does NOT turn the water color or make a nasty foam skim on the water.
    Date published: 2009-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Saved my fish's life Excellent product. Saved my fish's life. One day my Electric Yellow Cichlid wasn’t eating and sitting in one spot. Then later on she was swimming sideways and slamming into the walls and structures. I quickly ran to Pet Smart and bought MelaFix and PimaFix. Within about 6 hours she was showing big signs of improvement and within days she was eating and swimming normally. I don’t know if it was MelaFix or PimaFix but i would recommend these 2 for anyone with a sick fish. It sure saved mines life. The only complaint i have is that it smells strong and the bottle drips when you pour it, but these are only small inconveniences.
    Date published: 2010-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Melafix - A-OK I decided to try this product over the Mardel Maracyn-Two because it is much cheaper and contains more doses per bottle plus it is much more natural. I noticed popeye on two larger Chiclids and bought this stuff to give it a try and had very good results. The popeye cleared in a few days. My carbon was over a week old already and I use a large canister pump and carbon is on the bottom and a pain to remove and open the pump so left it in. This stuff has an interesting smell to it that carries to the water as well. The smell is pleasant though and fades in a few days because treatments take a few days. Treating for 4 days now and fish are much improved and look normal again and eating as well. 25 % water change in another 2-3 days. Remember the trick to curing disease is to catch soon and treat it ASAP. Hospital tank shoould be used if possible to prevent infection spread and give the fish a break if its getting beat up by others. You should treat big tank also to kill the disease. Melafix was worth the $$. You may want to try it.
    Date published: 2011-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medication all aquarists should have on hand No aquarium enthusiast should be without a bottle of MelaFix. It's made up of natural botanical extracts safe for reefs, plants, invertebrates. Treats common bacterial infections such as fin/tail rot, mouth fungus, pop eye and more. My betta had some torn fins from bad community fish, so i put my betta in the hospital tank. dosed the correct amount, in a matter of days, the fins were completely healed! Best of all, it did not alter water color, pH, or harm my biological filter!
    Date published: 2006-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved our goldfish We moved our goldfish to a larger tank. We thought we prepared safely (and did everything right) but when we moved them in one of fish got finrot then a severe case of popeye in both eyes. We thought we would lose him. Then our other fish got sick. We added melafix (recommended) did partial water changes and added aquarium salt. We noticed improvement within a few days and full recovery within a week. It saved our fish!!!
    Date published: 2012-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product My betta fish Marble had really bad tail splits. I was really shocked because the fish was doing fine before I went to sleep at night, and the next morning the tail was splited in half! I used this product for one day and you can already see him recover. After two weeks Marble recoverd, and ummm...his tail is now longer, and still growing with this product! P.S. (He blows lots and lots of bubbles now!!!)
    Date published: 2009-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product, Works Well and Fast!!!! Great product! I definitely would recommend this to a friend. Our little goldfish Mango had a few white spots on a couple of his fins one day this week. Then I noticed the next day those areas were frayed. I did some research and I concluded it was tail and fin rot. I bought some Melafix at Petsmart the next day. The following evening after I began using it those fins looked as if they were already halfways healed. The next morning it was 3/4 healed, and that evening completely healed. Of course, I am continuing the entire 7 day treatment until its complete. He also seems to have perked up since beginning treatment. Very happy with how quickly you see results with this product. The only thing is the product smells like Vick's Vaporub to me. Because of that, I've nicknamed it Mela Vick's! :)
    Date published: 2011-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miraculous! I have a fantail goldfish that I've taken care of for over a year. I recently transported him to a new 5-gallon tank with a pump. I noticed he had small whitehead-like lesions on his side, he was swimming erratically and his belly was swollen. All of these resulted from the stress of a new tank and swimming with a current after being raised in a standing bowl with no pump. Anyways, I took him in and the PetsMart employee recommended Melafix. I used it right away and he is already looking better. The Melafix cleared a filmy substance that was accumulating on the top of the water and healed his lesions. The belly swelling went down and he swam normally. I don't know what they put in it, but it works!!! The smell is a little overpowering, but its comforting knowing that it treats the whole tank and fixes everything!
    Date published: 2011-06-21
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    Can this be used for Popeye disease

    Asked by: Isleofzoa
    Yes, you can use this as a treatment for popeye.
    Answered by: API Product Expert
    Date published: 2019-01-16

    Can this be used to treat dropsy?

    Asked by: Jim13
    For people looking for solutions to dropsy in the future: Seachem Kanaplex is your best bet.
    Answered by: mistyateworlds
    Date published: 2018-10-14

    does it work for ick?

    Asked by: billlll
    No, Melafix does not treat for Ick.
    Answered by: API Product Expert
    Date published: 2018-10-11

    Does this work for mouth rot?

    Asked by: Sha68
    Hi Sha68, Yes, Melafix can help with mouth rot.
    Answered by: API Product Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-23

    Can this be used in a koi pond?

    Asked by: Adlever
    Use the API Pond Melafix.
    Answered by: bettaprotector347
    Date published: 2018-05-17

    Can i buy this product in your stores in Canada Its called melafix

    Asked by: gerardus

    I have a hospital tank for new fish should I use PIMA and MELA just as a precaution

    Asked by: billlll

    Will this work for velvet

    Asked by: John smith
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