Melafix®

FAQs

What does Melafix do?

Melafix is a treatment for external bacterial infections in fish, such as fin rot or open wounds. 

Is Melafix safe with invertebrates such as snails and shrimps? Will it harm the biological filter? Will it harm plants?

Yes, Melafix is completely safe with invertebrates such as snails and shrimps.  It will not harm the biological filter – the bacteria in the biological filter are quite different from those that are found on the fish. It will not harm plants. 

Will Melafix work in both freshwater and marine (saltwater)?

Yes,  Melafix will work in both freshwater and marine (saltwater). However, we recommend turning off protein skimmers and UV sterilisers when using it. If you have carbon in your filter, this should be removed before using Melafix. 

I saw foaming in my aquarium when using Melafix. Is this normal? Is It harmful?

It is normal to see some foaming when using Melafix in the aquarium. This is not harmful. 

Can I 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.    

Can I use Melafix with any other API medications or products?

Melafix can be used with all other API medications and products.