POND MELAFIX®

FAQs

What does POND MELAFIX do?

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

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

Yes, POND 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 POND MELAFIX work in both freshwater and marine (saltwater)?

Yes, POND 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 POND MELAFIX. 

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

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

Can I use POND MELAFIX and POND PIMAFIX together?

Yes, using POND MELAFIX and POND PIMAFIX together is perfectly safe and is in fact recommended if treating stubborn infections.  When using both POND MELAFIX and POND 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 POND MELAFIX with any other API medications or products?

POND MELAFIX can be used with all other API medications and products.