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API Bettafix
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 4512 Wed January 6, 2010
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated 1.5

 

Description:
All natural anti-bacterial medication. Treats wounds, mouth fungus, fin and tail rot. Promotes quick healing of damaged fins and skin.
Keywords: bettafix fix betta api

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Red

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Registered: March 2008
Posts: 12426
Review Date: Tue December 30, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): gimmic
Cons:

 
Just use regular melafix or primafix.. Just a gimmic..
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CherrySparkles

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Registered: December 2009
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 103
Review Date: Wed January 6, 2010 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 1 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros):
Cons: Possibly VERY dangerous for labyrinth fish

 
Labyrinth fish, like bettas and gouramis, can be seriously injured or even killed by the use of BettaFix or MelaFix, the stronger formula. While other fish can tolerate melaleuca extract (the active ingredient in Betta/MelaFix) quite well, the labyrinth organ present in bettas is highly sensitive to it. The melaleuca can burn the labyrinth organ and at high enough concentrations or with enough exposure, can damage the labyrinth organ to the point that the fish cannot breathe with it. These fish cannot breathe using their gills alone and will suffocate as a result of this.

Many people have reported firsthand the sudden deaths of their bettas after using this product.

Given the above information, I cannot give this product, when marketed specifically FOR bettas a good rating or recommend it at all.

Also, note that melaleuca is a harsh antiseptic and an irritant, speeding the healing of torn fins and tissue by irritating the injury site to speed up healing. This would be similar to putting alcohol on a wound.

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