Question: Will Melafix Help Ich?

What is the best medicine for ICH?

The best ich treatment is copper-based medication.

Rather than treating the main aquarium, move the sick fish to a bare bottomed quarantine or treatment tank.

This should be aerated and have the same water conditions as the main aquarium..

How quickly does Melafix work?

API Melafix is an all-natural antibacterial treatment that’s designed to heal open wounds, treats bacterial infections and promote re-growth of damaged fins and tissue, usually within a week. Just add 5 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water.

Can General cure treat ICH?

Does this treatment be used to treat ick? API General Cure Parasitic Fish Disease Treatment eliminates a wide variety of parasitic diseases including velvet, fish lice, hole-in-the-head, gill worms and dactylogyrus. You would need API Super Ick Cure for Aquariums.

How long can a fish live with ICH?

Ich does not kill quickly. Fish are usually infected for 5-7 days before they will start to die.

How often should I use Melafix?

For disease or wound treatment, dose daily for 7 days. After 7 days, make a 25% water change. Continue treatment, if necessary. For adding new fish, dose daily for 3 days.

Will Ich go away on its own?

Yes, the visible ich can go away on its own. It means your fish’s immune system is strong enough to deal with ich to keep it from being coming visible.

Can fish recover from white spot?

Whitespot is one of the most common aquarium fish diseases, and several manufacturers produce a liquid whitespot remedy available via your aquatic shop or website.

Which is better Melafix or Pimafix?

Melafix is formulated to heal bacterial infections such as tail and fin rot, eye cloud, mouth fungus and more while Pimafix quickly treats fungal and bacterial infections such as cottony growth, fin and tail rot and many more.

Will Melafix kill beneficial bacteria?

Melafix works great on repairing fins, but will not kill a bacteria that might be causing fin rot. As such, it will not cure your fish (just help it along after the infection is over) but it also wont kill your beneficial bacteria.

Can fish recover from ICH by themselves?

Fish can get over ich by themselves as long as they are eating and it’s not too serious.

Can fish get ich twice?

Yes, fish can develop a limited immunity to ich for a period of time. However, fish can get ich repeatedly if you don’t get it out of the system, or you keep bringing back in with infected fish.