07-30-2010, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by kitten_penang
it seems it destroys the gills and and makes the fish stress out and have difficulty breathing. it also said something about a labyrinth or something can't really remember.
I'd be interested read the source your citing if you could get me a link?
This burn situation I had was the only time fortunately in years I've had to use any kind of medication, I used the melafix due to the high potential for infection in such a burn. My oscar got no infection and I noted him/her having no adverse reactions to the treatment.
Melafix is a holistic treatment made of tea tree extract, I can find nothing anywhere about it destroying gills and in fact everything I've read states it supports healing of tissues. I have read as I wrote before it can lower O2 levels in water which might make it harder for fish to breath but since bacterial infections can kill fish one would have to weigh the situation I guess.
I haven't read anything about it harming bettas, gouramis or other labyrinth fish but it seems to me they'd be better off with the treatment as they don't have to rely on the O2 in the water so much.