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Old 09-28-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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how does melafix impact the biological filter

One of my cories has a fungus around his eye. I am assuming that this is because I have the temperatures elevated to eradicate ich, and the warm environment fostered this fungal growth (perhaps he had an abrasion or something). Anyway, I added melafix as directed and I was thinking the melafix might help with the ich treatment, since I can't put salt in with my plants, but then I got to thinking, it is a natural treatment but it does have antibacterial properties. Is this going to kill my nitrifying bacteria?
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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The melafix has really helped overnight. The fungus is gone, just a little redness around the eye. But does anyone have any input on the way melafix impacts the biological filter?
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its safe and doesn't impact the biological filter.
Unlike antibiotics, melafix/pimafix is a natural remedy.

Just follow the instructions.
After treatment is over, do a water change to remove the medication.
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even though its natural, it still has antibacterial qualities. has anyone every had ammonia or nitrite spikes with melafix?
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I've never heard of anyone experiencing issues with their bio-filter after use. Apparently there's also been several independent lab tests which prove it doesn't adversely effect the beneficial bacteria...but it also shows the products antibacterial claims are unsubstantiated.

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I've used melafix for years to treat fungus and its very effective. I wonder if gentian violet is safe for fish?
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