01-11-2010, 08:45 PM
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Platies and Melafix
I brought home three male platies from PetSmart yesterday afternoon. Two of which has frayed fins, and one fish in their store tank had what appeared to be fin rot. I dosed my quarentine tank with the prescribed amount of Melafix and went to bed. Upon waking, all three fish were very sluggish, with one lying on his belly in the gravel. I did a full water change six hours later and all three fish were back to normal activity within 20 minutes.
In the "Medicine" sticky topic on this board it says that Melafix does not work well with all fish types. With my recent experience I would not reccomend using Melafix with platies.
If you have any experience using this medicine with this type of fish, please post to either prove or contradict me.