PimaFix & MelaFix

PimaFix Directions for Use:

* Whenever treating with any medication, we suggest performing a 25-50% water change every three days depending on the organic load in water.

In extreme cases of especially stubborn infections, PimaFix has been designed to work synergistically with MelaFix. Using PimaFix and MelaFix together provides the added benefit of quick tissue regeneration and wound healing. 8 oz. Treats 400 gallons.

Safe for reef aquarium containing invertebrates, such as live coral and anemones and delicate fish species including scale-less fish.

Contains: Pimenta racemosa CAS#80006-78-8 (1.0%).

In saltwater aquariums, it may be necessary to turn off protein skimmer during treatment. A slight haze may form in saltwater aquariums with no filter.

Not for human consumption or for the treatment of fish intended for human consumption.

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

MelaFix Directions for Use:

8 oz & 16 oz Melafix
Shake well. For best results, remove activated carbon during treatment.
As a disease or wound treatment: Add 1 tsp. (5 ml) for every 10 U.S. gallons (40 L) of aquarium water. Repeat dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Treatment can be continued if necessary.
When adding new fish to the aquarium or when netting and handling fish: Add 1 tsp. (5 ml) for every 10 U.S. gallons (40 L) of aquarium water. Repeat dose daily for 3 days.

64 oz Professional Strength Melafix
Shake well. Remove activated carbon from filter, if possible.
Dose: 1 teaspoon (5ml) per 50 gallons or 1/4 cupful for every 600 gallons of aquarium water.
As a disease or wound treatment: Repeat dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Treatment can be continued if desired.
When adding new fish or handling fish: Repeat dose for 3 days.

General Information

Introduction:
Maintaining fish health is a vital concern to aquarists and pond enthusiasts. Bacterial and fungal infections in particular have challenged fish health professionals and hobbyists alike. Many of today's current medications have become less effective due to resistant strains of infecting bacteria. In response to this growing problem, Aquarium Pharmaceuticals investigated hundreds of botanical extracts for use against fish diseases. Over six years of research and development resulted in the formulation of MelaFix. MelaFix is an all-natural medication derived from the leaves of Melaleuca, the scientific name for the Tea Tree. The healing properties of Tea Tree extract have been known for centuries. University studies and extensive laboratory tests showed that MelaFix is an effective anti-bacterial remedy for freshwater and marine fish. MelaFix also produced rapid repair of damaged fish tissue and fins. New growth was seen in as little as four days of treatment. This evidence led to the granting of a United States patent. International patents are pending.

Bacterial and fungal infections in aquarium fish
Disease-causing organisms are present in all aquariums. Any time a physical abrasion damages fish tissue, bacterial and fungal pathogens seize the opportunity to infect the fish. Shipping, netting, and poor water quality also weaken the fish's immune system, permitting disease problems to occur. Skin and fin abrasions are an unavoidable part of fishkeeping. Therefore, the potential for disease problems occurs with every new fish arrival, whether it is at the hatchery, fish wholesaler, aquarium shop, or in the hobbyist's aquarium.

External bacterial infections cause a variety of symptoms including split and ragged fins. In extreme cases, the fins erode back to the body. Eyes may become coated with a whitish slime or protrude from the head. Bacterial infections cause hazy, slimy patches to develop on the body. These patches may develop into red ulcers. Mouth fungus caused by Flavobacterium (formerly Flexibacter), causes mouth tissue to deteriorate and may appear as tufts of cotton. In may cases, fish do not rapidly respond to traditional medications.

Fungal infections usually occur as a secondary infection, invading tissue already damaged by bacterial and parasitic disease. Fungus also attacks fish that have been weakened by rough handling, shipping, exposure to ammonia and nitrite, improper netting, and malnutrition. Fungal pathogens use digestive enzymes to feed on the fish tissue. These enzymes damage nearby healthy tissue, allowing the disease to spread. Common symptoms include white, cottony growth on fins, skin, and mouth of fish. Healing of the damaged tissue will speed the elimination of the fungal disease.

MelaFix has powerful antibacterial properties that treat the wound and promote rapid tissue healing. Healing and tissue regeneration can usually be seen after four days of treatment. MelaFix also promotes regrowth of damaged fins and tissue. In test cases where fish had lost all tail and dorsal fins, MelaFix completely restored both fins to their original condition. MelaFix heals the wound and restores damaged tissue.

MelaFix is safe for all aquariums
MelaFix is a safe and effective antibacterial medication for all freshwater and marine fish. Laboratory studies proved that MelaFix is safe for even the most delicate fish species including tetras, discus fry, and scaleless fish like the clown loach. MelaFix can be used with all marine fish. Repeated treatment of sensitive clownfish fry proved harmless. MelaFix has been tested and found to be safe in reef aquariums containing invertebrates such as live coral and anemones.

Treating with MelaFix will not harm the biological filter in freshwater or saltwater aquariums or ponds. MelaFix will not color the water and will not stain ornaments or silicone sealer. MelaFix has no effect on pH. MelaFix is harmless to live aquarium plants. If using with a protein skimmer or pumps in your aquarium, the water agitation will cause bubbles, or foam, when MelaFix is added. This is not an indication of MelaFix not working.

Compatibility with other aquarium products
MelaFix can be used with any Aquarium Pharmaceuticals water-conditioning product including Stress Coat®, Ammo-Lock®2, and Tap Water Conditioner. MelaFix does not interfere with water quality test kits. MelaFix can be used in conjunction with Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Super Ick Cure™, Fungus Cure™, and General Cure™.

Contains:
Melaleuca CAS#8008-98-8 001.0%
Inert ingredients 099.0%

For aquarium use only

Keep out of the reach of children.

Not for human consumption or for the treatment of fish intended for human consumption.

MelaFix Marine
A safe, all-natural way to treat bacterial infections in saltwater fish and corals. Use to treat open, red sores and wounds, fin and tail rot, eye cloud, pop eye, body slime and mouth fungus on fish. MelaFix Marine is also used in commercial coral farms to control bacterial infections, tissue degradation and for the removal of parasitic flatworms in wild corals. MelaFix Marine can be used in all marine aquariums and has been tested and found to be safe in reef aquariums containing invertebrates, such as live corals and anemones. Treating with MelaFix Marine will not harm the biological filter in saltwater aquariums.

Directions for use
As a disease or wound treatment for marine fish and corals in the aquarium: Remove activated carbon and turn off protein skimmer. Shake bottle well. Using dosing cap on bottle, add 5 ml (1 tsp) per 10 U.S. gallons of aquarium water. Dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Replace activated carbon and turn on protein skimmer. The protein skimmer will collect excess foam. Be prepared to dispose of the foam as it will be significant. It may be necessary to turn down the protein skimmer for a few days until the foaming subsides.

As a coral dip: Corals may be treated in small containers and then placed in the aquarium. Shake bottle well. Using dosing cap on bottle, add 20 ml (4 tsp) per ½ U.S. gallon of aquarium water. Make sure the water temperature, pH and salinity are correct. Place the coral in the water for 3-5 minutes. Corals should be "shaken" under water to help dislodge worms. After a maximum treatment time of 5 minutes, place the corals into the aquarium.

Tips
Fish disease is directly related to poor water quality and the buildup of waste in the aquarium. Many diseases breed in accumulated debris. To improve water quality, reduce waste promote a cleaner aquarium use API Stress Zyme.

Active Ingredient
Melaleuca 1.25%

Warning
This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Keep out of reach of children. For aquarium use only. Not for human consumption or for fish intended for human consumption.

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