- Treat Fish Disease
- Control A Broad Spectrum of Illnesses
- Easy To Dose In Ponds
API® MelaFix Antibacterial Remedy is an all-natural medication derived from the leaves of "Melaleuca", the scientific name for the Tea Tree. MelaFix has powerful antibacterial properties that treat the wound and promote rapid tissue healing. Healing and tissue regeneration in koi and goldfish can usually be seen in the first four days of treatment.
Disease-causing organisms are present in all ponds. 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 fish keeping. Therefore the potential for disease problems occur with every new fish arrival, whether it is at the hatchery, fish wholesaler, pond shop, or in the pond.
External bacterial infections cause a variety of symptoms including split and ragged fins. The fish's 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. MelaFix heals the wound and restores damaged tissue.
From dosage rates to product labels, the USAGE tab contains all of the information you need to properly apply your pond care products.
|One Bottle Treats||Up To 4,800 Gallons||Up To 19,000 Gallons|
|Shelf Life||2 Years||2 Years|
Pond Size (Gallons)
Recent Wound Treatment
|300||1 oz||2 oz||1 oz|
|500||1-2/3 oz||3-1/3 oz||1-2/3 oz|
|1,000||3-1/3 oz||6-2/3 oz||3-1/3 oz|
|2,000||6-2/3 oz||12-2/3 oz||6-2/3 oz|
How To Apply
Shake well before using. Remove activated carbon from pond and turn off any UV and ozone-producing units during treatment period.
For recent wounds, fin damage, and infection: add one teaspoon of MelaFix for every 50 gallons or 1/4 cup for every 600 gallons of pond water. Repeat dose daily for seven days. Treatment may be continued if necessary.
When treating an advanced or chronic infection: add two teaspoons of MelaFix for every 50 gallons or 1/4 cup for every 300 gallons of pond water. Repeat dose daily for seven days. Treatment may be continued if necessary.
When adding new fish to the pond, or when netting and handling fish: add one teaspoon of MelaFix for every 50 gallons or 1/4 cup for every 600 gallons of pond water.
Red Ulcers, Fin & Tail Rot, Cloudy Eyes, Flavobacterium
- Do not use in ponds containing fish intended for human consumption.
- Use caution when treating with other products. MelaFix can we used with PondCare® water conditioning products including Stress Coat, Ammo-Lock, and Chlorine and Heavy Metal Neutralizer.