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Author Topic: Melafix For Angelfish  (Read 921 times)
DawnMichele
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« on: May 23, 2016, 07:32:45 AM »

Hello. I just noticed my new Angelfish has a sore on his side and I was wondering if I could use Melafix in the tank? Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 08:29:59 AM »

Melafix is one of those things that sparks disagreements in the hobby. Some swear it is great and other that it does little to help real issues. The one thing I do know is, used as directed, it should not harm anything. Imo, it is only useful in treating minimal infections. It may promote some healing. But if one has a serious bacterial issue, I would leave the Melafix on the shelf and get "real" antibiotics.

When you say a sore, can you be more specific or even post a picture? Wounds on fish can heal fine on their own in clean water, or they may become infected or fungus may form, or both. If there are no signs of either of these, I would just go with clean water at first and monitor. If the sore gets larger, gets "fuzz" on it or it looks to be spreading or changing color, then meds would be in order.

If you want to start with Melafix, go ahead. It might help and it wont hurt as I mentioned. The stuff smells awful though :p
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 09:06:39 AM »

Hello. It's just a little sore I noticed. No fuzz or anything. I put a little Melafix in the tank. I figured it wouldn't hurt. If anything changes I will let you know. Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate it.
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