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Old 03-11-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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Melafix for new fish in Quaratine?


Will it hurt my new fish (Got my fish credit and bought some CPDs and C. habrosus!) if I dose the hospital tank with melafix as a preventative?
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:30 AM   #2
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Won't hurt at recommended dosing, but it probably won't help either.

http://cms.marsfishcare.com/files/ms...fix_111909.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajuput_oil
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If it were me, I'd just monitor the fish until I saw a symptom. Unless it is a type of fish with a predisposition for a certain type of disease or parasite, I'd hold off medicating.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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ye i agree monitor first then treat if needs be
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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If you think they came from a contaminated tank, then go ahead. Melafix and Pimafix work best when the disease is on the outside of the fish, and before it has progressed very far.

After you remove the medication re-start the clock on the quarantine time.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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Melfix and Pimafix are useless unless you are using them to euthanize sick fish.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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I use tetra/jungle parasite guard for all new fish as a precaution
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