05-07-2008, 09:17 PM
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Actually, the particular Tea Tree Oil I'm using is melaleuca alternifolia, but I believe other Tea Tree Oils marketed as such are actually melaleuca cajeput.
Since my study is not really any sort of precise scientific study, I can't give exact results. However, since I've been using the Tea Tree Oil in addition to the Pimafix, I've definitely noticed much improvement. One guppy was missing a substantial portion of her tail but much has already grown back. The other was missing her entire dorsal fin with white fuzzy patches at the base of the dorsal fin and the dorsal base of the caudal fin. The Dorsal fin is almost entirely regrown with just a tiny white patch left at the front of the base of the dorsal fin, and the white patch from the base of the tail is gone completely. Both fish are swimming actively and seem completely healthy. I began the Pimafix regimen last Thursday evening, so I plan on continuing treatment into tomorrow of both medications.
Hopefully soon both guppies will be fully healed so I can get the medicine out of the water, add the lovesick male who's been spending time in another tank, and procede with the fry production.