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Re: Melafix (was NaCl & plants)
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Melafix (was NaCl & plants)
- From: Chuck Gadd <cgadd at cfxc_com>
- Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 02:16:58 -0700
- Delivered-To: fixup-Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com@fixme
- References: <200002230848.DAA14266 at actwin_com>
> I recently purchased a container of MelaFix to add to my emergency
> supplies. It claims to be an antibacterial remedy for many problems
> such as fin and tail rot, eye cloud, open wounds and ulcers, open red
> safe for live aquarium plants and will not harm the biological filter".
I had a neon Rainbowfish that had a small ulcer when I got him. I placed
him into a quarentine tank, and began treatment. The first medication
I tried was Melafix. It didn't save the fish, but it actually seemed
to improve the condition of the plants I placed in the quarentine
tank. I was very surprised. It also did NO harm to the bio-filter,
or to the snails in the quarentine tank. The biggest thing I noticed
was that the plants in the quarentine tank (low light, no CO2, bad
substrate) were much greener after a week of melafix treatments.
BTW, The neon rainbow didn't make it. I tried two regular antibiotics
after the melafix, with no positive results.