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How to Use Pimafix & What It Treats – What You Need to Know!

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By Lindsey Stanton

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Fish can and do get sick, just like we humans do. The problem is of course that fish cannot treat their own illnesses. This is something that you as a fish owner have to do yourself. Some of the biggest problems that can affect the fish in your aquarium include fungal and bacterial infections. These can definitely wreak havoc on your pets, causing sickness and often death.

A good way to go about treating fungal and bacterial infections in fish is to use Pimafix. How to use Pimafix correctly is a question we are often asked, among others. So let’s get right to it and tell you everything there is to know about this fish medicine.

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What Is Pimafix?

Pimafix is a natural remedy derived from a special liquid found in West Indian palm trees. It has many different healing properties, most of which apply to fish specifically. Pimafix can be used for several different ailments. These include the following:

  • As a treatment for fungus and cotton-like growths
  • Mouth and body fungus
  • Reddening of the fins and body
  • As a treatment for internal bacterial infections
  • As a treatment for external bacterial infections

Many people like the fact that Pimafix does not discolor the water, it does not adversely affect the pH level, and it does not affect the biological filter either. Pimafix can be used safely in saltwater and freshwater aquariums, plus it is also safe for live plants and reef aquariums.

How to Use Pimafix Correctly

Pimafix could really not be any easier to use. If you notice any kind of bacterial or fungal infection on your fish, the time to use Pimafix is right now. All you need to do is add 5 milliliters of Pimafix per every 10 gallons of water in the aquarium.

Repeat this same dosage for a period of 7 consecutive days. After the 7 days are up, you need to perform a water change of 25%. The treatment can be continued for another week, or even 2 weeks if necessary.

More serious fungal and bacterial infections may take several weeks to cure completely. If the signs do not start to dissipate within 10 to 14 days, you should take your fish to the vet.

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Pimafix is a very safe, natural, and effective medicine that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial and fungal infections commonly found in fish. As far as the fishkeeper community is concerned, we feel it is one of the best options out there at this time.

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Lindsey discovered her passion for fish keeping after a junior high school field trip to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Prior to becoming Editor-in-Chief of It's a Fish Thing, Lindsey studied marine biology at the University of California-Santa Cruz. She loves goldfish, tetras, and mystery snails, and recently began experimenting with a saltwater aquarium.

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