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API MelaFix

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Heals open wounds & abrasions, treats fin and tail rot, eye cloud, mouth fungus and promotes regrowth of damaged fin rays & tissue. Will not adversely affect the biological filter, alter the pH, or discolor water. Safe for reef aquariums and live plants. For use in fresh or salt water.

Dosage: Add 1 teaspoonful for every 10 gallons of aquarium water.

Can MelaFix be used with other medications?
MelaFix has been tested and found compatible with Aquarium Pharmaceutical’s medications. Mixing other brands of medications is not recommended.

Is MelaFix harmful to aquatic plants?
MelaFix can be used in aquariums and ponds containing live plants.

Will MelaFix kill snails?
No.

Can I use MelaFix in aquariums containing freshwater crabs and shrimp?
Yes.

Will MelaFix hurt saltwater invertebrates?
No. MelaFix is reef-compatible. MelaFix has been shown to promote the healing of damaged coral tissue.

I have a protein skimmer. Will MelaFix cause foaming?
MelaFix will cause some increased foaming during the treatment. We recommend turning the skimmer down or off during treatment with MelaFix.

Do I have to remove the activated carbon from my filter when treating with MelaFix?
We suggest removing the carbon while treating with any medication.


Manufacturer Info

Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Aquarium Supplies
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals (API) has been helping people take good care of ornamental fish for over 40 years. Their research and development scientists have advanced the care of fish with all-natural medications, stable bacteria for biological filtration, one-bottle test kits, consumer-friendly dosing caps and much more. They’ve received over 25 global patents for their breakthrough innovations in the aquatics industry. And they continue to look for ways to improve the fishkeeping experience for hobbyists. Research. Experience. Dedication to scientific, quality treatment for healthy fish. It’s what makes API the first choice of aquarium owners. API manufactures and sells hundreds of products across many different product categories, including aquarium and pond treatments, aquarium equipment, aquariums and fish nutrition.

12 Reviews

RON MELNYK from LAKE FOREST, CA UNITED STATES

10/22/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

MelaFix 64 oz

Great product, does the job.

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DAVID PAUL from PALM BAY, FL UNITED STATES

01/13/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

melafix report

I use it to help heal my fish. Works fine.

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Dan from Irvine, CA UNITED STATES

05/11/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Do NOT treat your display tank

This stuff works, BUT I would not recommend treating your display tanks with it. 1) This stuff smells really strong. So the room will smell really, really bad for as long as you use it (7 days). 2) This stuff creates a lot of bubbles so you can't run the skimmer while using it. I lost one coral and one fish because of it. The coral died because the water quality deteriorated dramatically when using this. I used this 3 weeks ago and made two 30% water changes and I still can't run my skimmer. I even bought another skimmer and am trying that one right now. After 3 days break in the new skimmer also creates way too many bubbles. I will make another 30-50% water change this weekend and hopefully get rid of any remaining medication in the water. Other then that it really works. It did heal one of my fish who had cuts/infections. But I would higly recommend using a quarantine tank if you have one. I will not use this again on my display tank.

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SEAN from HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA UNITED ST

01/14/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Worked Great

I accidently purchased the large container of this, and I have a 35 gallon tank. Needless to say using 1/2 a teaspoon of extra strength, I'll be set for a couple decades! I had a case of Cotton Eye on one of my fish after 4 days dosing with this stuff it disapeared and it's been 1 month since I dosed and it has not come back.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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DARLENE K KEEN from PUYALLUP, WA UNITED STATES

04/29/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

MelaFix

This product works great on fin and tail rot and wounds IF you catch it early. I love that it isn't harsh on my fish and doesn't destroy the cycle of my tanks.

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CHARRISSE ROBERTSON from NASHVILLE, IN UNITED STATES

11/18/2008

Experience Level: Expert

Melafix/ Pimafix

I used both melafix and Pimafix together to treat velevt and cloudy eye on my 75g african cichlid tank. I lost one fish prior to treatment. After the first day of treatment,there was foaming and alot of cloudy water and definalty the fresh clean scent of Melaleuca throughout the house. My fish were QUITE unhappy about the treatment, BUT the velvet and cloudy eye improved within the first two treatments. We are on the 5th day now and I can tell you its 100% cleared up, my fish are adapting to the cloud and foam (picky little bugars) and we have had not one more loss of life.. This stuff works, and it doesnt destroy the bio you already have going in your filters - a major plus.

3 out of 4 found this review helpful

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NICHOLAS MASTRIPPOLITO from HARRISBURG, PA UNITED STATES

10/01/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Tail Rot

Great product... Cured my Lemon Peel Angelfish's tail rot...I used half recomended dosage for 4 days and noticed improvemnet in 3... my inverts and coral were not affected....great product. Do as bottle instructs and turn off your protien skimmer.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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BRIAN from HOLLYWOOD, FL UNITED STATES

08/26/2008

Experience Level: Expert

MelaFix

This Stuff is the savor of my salt water tank Do not ues with corals Works and that that. i used it for 2 wks long Happy tank again me too :)

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CPT from OK

01/01/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Results in progress

I had/have a rather extreme case of fin rot on a rabbit fish. After about 4 treatments I can say its definitely not gotten any worse and I would like to believe that I'm seeing some re-growth. What I would add to that is that the tank water has filled the room with a delicious tea scent.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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IOANNIS TRAKADAS from ATHENS, GREECE

08/27/2007

Experience Level: Intermediate

great

only this one is the best!!!!!!!

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