Can I use Melafix on betta?

Asked By: Miroslawa Missner | Last Updated: 19th May, 2020
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Often other popular medications that a lot of people recommend are bettafix or melafix. However, bettafix and melafix should never be used on betta fish as they can cause damage to a bettas labyrinth organ. If your betta is suffering from fin rot then it's often better to choose aquarium salt.

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In this regard, is it safe to use Melafix and Pimafix together?

Yes, using MELAFIX and PIMAFIX together is perfectly safe and is in fact recommended if treating stubborn infections. When using both MELAFIX and PIMAFIX together, use each at the normal recommended dose – there is no need to reduce the dose if using both of them.

Beside above, can too much Melafix kill fish? Melafix is useless and a waste of money, but it isn't likely to kill. It doesn't even kill the diseases it is supposed to. You added a fish that developed disease symptoms. If the symptoms were the result of a communicable disease, it may have ripped through the tank as soon as the unquarantined fish went in.

Beside this, is Melafix safe for all fish?

MELAFIX can be used with all API products, including medications and water conditioners. Laboratory studies proved that MELAFIX is safe for even the most delicate fish species, including tetras, discus fry and scale-less fish like Clown Loaches.

How do you treat Melafix?

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Add 5 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water. Dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change.

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How quickly does Melafix work?

It really slows down the process. I suggest waiting 10-12 hours after treating with medication to do a water change each day. This allows the medication enough time to take effect. With my experience, I did a large water change, added the melafix, and waited the recommended 7 days to do another water change.

Does Melafix treat cloudy eye?

?MELAFIX - Taken from the Tea Tree (Melaluca), Melafix can be used to treat cloudy eye. It is recommended that active carbon, UV filtration and protein skimmers are turned off during treatment with Melafix. Treat every day for 7 days.

What is the difference between Pimafix and Melafix?

What is the difference between melafix and 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.

Can I use Melafix and general cure together?

Answer: API suggests to use Melafix AND Pimafix together for Flukes and Parasitic Worms OR use General Cure for 7 days - what ever you treat with also add heat to 85-86 degrees to kill ICH along with Flukes and Parasites. Changing the full water daily gets rid of dead parasites, bacteria and fungus.

Does Melafix kill 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.

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. It is a wide-range antibiotic product, and thus is effective for a wide variety of mild gram positive bacterial infections, such as fin rot.

What does Pimafix treat?

API PIMAFIX Antifungal Treatment alleviates symptoms such as fungus or cottony growth on fins, mouth and body fungus, and reddening of fins and body. To treat a broader range of infections, use with API MELAFIX Antibacterial Fish Treatment.

Will Melafix cure fungus?

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.

Will fin rot kill my fish?

While relatively easy to prevent, fin rot can be difficult to cure once it does set in, particularly in the more advanced stages. If left untreated, fin rot will eventually kill the diseased fish and may infect all the other fish in the tank as well.

Does Melafix cure ich?

There are a number of proven products that may help you beat Ich. These are Fenbendazole, Garlic Guard, Kordon Rid Ich, Para Guard and Melafix. Kordon Rid Ich is one of the more popuplar 'Ich Exclusive' medications.

Can you put tea tree oil in a fish tank?

Tea Tree Oil can be used with even the most sensitive of fish and has been successfully used with Discus. Tea Tree Oil is completely aquarium safe and will not harm anything in your aquarium.

How do you euthanize a fish?

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Freezing is a commonly used method for euthanizing warm water fish. To freeze your fish, freeze water in a small bag until it becomes slushy. Next, place your fish in the water and continue to freeze it.

How do you treat a fish with a bacterial infection?

Effective treatments include levamisole, metronidazole or praziquantel. Metronidazole and praziquantel are especially effective when used as food soaks. Antibiotics such and nitrofurazone or erythromycin may also help prevent secondary bacterial infections.

What is fin rot in guppies?

Fin Rot, sometimes known as Tail Rot, is one of the most common and preventable bacterial fish diseases in aquarium and pond fish. Typically, this disease starts around the edges of the fin and gradually destroys more tissue until it reaches the base of the fin.

How do you use Melafix for fin rot?

The best way to use Melafix is to first open the bottle, and then pour it in the toilet. Sorry to say, but it is one of the most useless products out there, and especially not even safe for bettas. With fin rot so bad and aggressive, salt won't help the poor guy - and neither will anything short of a real antibiotic.

Is Melafix plant safe?

Melafix and Pimafix are completely harmless to live plants.

What is Melafix good for?

API® Melafix 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. API Melafix also promotes regrowth of damaged fins and tissue.