Melaleuca Tea Tree Oil

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Does any one have experience using doTerra Melaleuca oil in their fresh water tanks to help with fish fungus? I have one little Cory who is missing his barbs, and has a cotton like growth on one of his fins....

55 gallon fully cycled tank all parameters are with in normal range 76 degrees, other fish seem fine...this one was very little possibly too young to be up for sale...

I don’t have a quarantine tank so I have separated him in a fry tank I have so he has access to food and surface air....

I have included the fact sheet for the Melaleuca it is a high end brand no random other additional chemicals...

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PimaFix and MelaFix both have this oil called Melaleuca.
I personally would NOT use that brand in a fish tank, pure oils prevent fish from breathing, it's stops their gills.
 
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Fanatic said:
PimaFix and MelaFix both have this oil called Melaleuca.
I personally would NOT use that brand in a fish tank, pure oils prevent fish from breathing, it's stops their gills.
I’m concerned about messing with the filters...I’ve never had this issue before...so I’ve never had to dose an entire tank...
 

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I’m concerned about messing with the filters...I’ve never had this issue before...so I’ve never had to dose an entire tank...
I don't recommend you dose the oils, that's what I am trying to say.
 

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I’ve not found melaleuca to very effective at anything. It’s in all sorts of products. Supposed to be so good at treating fungal infections but never helped my dogs. Tried it with my guppies and it didn’t do a thing either. Kanaplex and metroplex worked on them. Then when hubby dumped three new guppies in with columnaris I ended up using the API general cure. Also melaleuca isn’t good for catfish. It’s not something I’d put in my aquarium. Just my opinion.
 
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Gypsy13 said:
I’ve not found melaleuca to very effective at anything. It’s in all sorts of products. Supposed to be so good at treating fungal infections but never helped my dogs. Tried it with my guppies and it didn’t do a thing either. Kanaplex and metroplex worked on them. Then when hubby dumped three new guppies in with columnaris I ended up using the API general cure. Also melaleuca isn’t good for catfish. It’s not something I’d put in my aquarium. Just my opinion.
Thank you...
I opted not to don’t want to risk the wellbeing of my fin family...
 
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