What does Melafix treat?
MELAFIX™ 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.
Why are my fish at the top of the tank gasping for air?
The reason they are at the surface trying to breathe is due to a lack of dissolved oxygen in the water. The low levels of oxygen are mainly due to a lack of aeration or poor water quality, which can then cause the fish to stress.
How did my fish get Ich?
Ich is caused by an external parasite that causes multiple white spots on your freshwater fishes’ skin and gills. This is a common parasitic infection of freshwater fish and is one of the few fish parasites that can be seen with the naked eye.
What does ick look like on fish?
Ich is one of the most common diseases encountered in tropical-fish aquariums. Its signs include the presence of small white spots resembling a sprinkle of salt grains on the body and gills, frequent scraping of the body against objects in the environment, loss of appetite, and abnormal hiding behaviour.
Will MELAFIX hurt healthy fish?
MELAFIX fish remedy is safe for use with even delicate fish species, and will not color aquarium water, harm aquatic plants, stain ornaments, or alter pH. Use API® MELAFIX™ fish remedy when adding new fish to your tank to reduce the risk of spreading disease to healthy fish.
Which is better MELAFIX or PIMAFIX?
Melafix treats bacterial infections and promotes tissue re-growth. Pimafix treats both fungal and bacterial infections. No single product or antibiotic can treat all bacterial strains… see more. Both Melafix and Pimafix are safe to use in aquariums with fish and will not affect the biological filters.
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.
How do you treat intestinal parasites in fish?
Effective treatments include levamisole, metronidazole or praziquantel. Metronidazole and praziquantel are especially effective when used as food soaks.
How do you save a sick fish?
Add antibiotics to the water and use antibiotic-medicated food. Maintain good water quality. Quarantine any fish with signs of the disease. Treat affected areas with topical disinfectants.
Can fish recover from parasites?
In a healthy tank the fish’s immune system will cope with these parasites however fish stress (mostly caused by bad water quality) can lead to major outbreaks of parasites. Limiting stress factors is the main way of preventing outbreaks and will also benefit the fish’s recovery during treatment.
How do you oxygenate fish water?
The first way is simply pouring down the water of your aquarium using a jar or pitcher from some height it into the aquarium. This way the water will get exposed to the air which will oxygenate it. The another way to oxygenate the fish tank is by performing a large water change (up to 50%) of the tank water.
How do you calm a stressed fish down?
Ways to Reduce Fish Stress Change water frequently to keep nitrate and ammonia levels low. Try adding water conditioners like API Stress Coat Aquarium Water Conditioner, which is formulated to reduce fish stress by 40% by removing dangerous toxins.
How do I oxygenate my fish tank?
You can add oxygen to your tank by slowly pouring water into it from some height above. The water will pick up air en route as well as drive oxygen into the tank water. How much oxygen is added depends on how high above the tank you pour the water and how many times you repeat this procedure.
Are all white spots on fish Ich?
Clinical signs of Ich are most commonly white spots on the skin and/or gills. Sick fish may show general signs of illness which include sitting on the bottom of their tank, lack of appetite or reddening of the fins. Definitive diagnosis is made by observing the encapsulated form whirling under a microscope.
What does stress Ich look like?
Appetite: If a fish is stressed, oftentimes he will not eat. Disease: Ich, characterized by white spots on the body of a fish, and other diseases can appear as a result of your stress.
What temp kills Ich?
The infective juveniles (tomites) will be killed while the water temperature is at 90°. When the temperature is dropped, the adult organisms will fall off the fish and begin to reproduce. As the young begin to emerge 48 hours later, the temperature is again raised to 90°F, caus- ing them to die.
What is the white fuzzy stuff on my fish?
Fungal infections Fungal spores naturally populate fish tanks, but sick, stressed or injured fish can cause a dangerous increase. These infections manifest as a white cotton-wool-like growth on the skin, mouth, fins or gills.
What is the best ich treatment?
The best ich treatment is copper-based medication. Rather than treating the main aquarium, move the sick fish to a bare bottomed quarantine or treatment tank. This should be aerated and have the same water conditions as the main aquarium.
Why is my fish turning white?
Goldfish have pigment in their skin that reacts to light. When their skin is deprived of light or they have less exposure, this impacts their skin. Over time, they can lose their color and turn white. Think of it this way: When people go outside a lot, they get a tan.
Is Pimafix safe for healthy fish?
This can be stressful for fish which are healthy or fighting off an issue already. I’ve had great success with Melafix and Pimafix together as a ‘general cure’ and my catfish, snails and loaches have not had any issue.
Is Pimafix safe for all fish?
PIMAFIX can be used with all marine fish. PIMAFIX has been tested and found to be safe in reef aquariums containing invertebrates, such as live corals and anemones. Treating with PIMAFIX will not harm the biological filter in freshwater or saltwater aquariums or ponds. PIMAFIX is harmless to live aquarium plants.
Can I give medicine to healthy fish?
Never, ever apply medication directly to your fish. Your fish needs to grow a new layer of skin before they will be able to heal the initial reason you treated in the first place.
What does PIMAFIX cure?
PIMAFIX is a patented formula derived from Pimenta racemosa (West Indian Bay Tree), a proven natural antifungal. PIMAFIX rapidly treats fungus or cottony growth, mouth and body fungus and reddening of the fins and body. PIMAFIX also treats internal and external bacterial infections.
Can I use aquarium salt with PIMAFIX?
For an alternative medication, select one of the following treatments: PIMAFIX, FURAN-2™, TRIPLE SULFA™, E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN™ or FIN & BODY CURE™. In addition, add AQUARIUM SALT to replace electrolytes.
How do I take erythromycin for fish?
For each 10 gallons (38 L) of water, empty one packet directly into aquarium. Repeat dose after 24 hours. Wait another 24 hours, then change 25% of theaquarium water. Repeat this treatment for a second time, for a total of 4 doses.