The research and development scientists at API have pioneered scientific studies on aquarium treatments that have led to significant advances in the care of ornamental fish. This work has garnered over 25 global patents for breakthrough innovations in the aquatic industry. We continue to look for ways to improve the fisheeping experience for everyone. API recently developed the Easy Care Guide for a simple way to care for your aquarium. Easy to follow symbols help correlate in store products with at home care. These steps will show you how to simplify aquarium care so you can spend more time enjoying the beauty of your aquarium.
API Freshwater pH Test KitpH is the measure of acidity of water. A pH reading of 7.0 is neutral. A pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline, and a pH lower than 7.0 is acidic. Maintaining the aquarium at the proper pH ensures optimal water quality. The pH should be tested weekly, since natural materials in the aquarium (such as fish waste and uneaten food) can cause pH shifts. Reads pH from 6.0 to 7.6 For freshwater use only$4.95
API Nitrite Freshwater/Saltwater Test Kit.
Toxic nitrite is produced by nitrifying bacteria in the biological filter as it breaks down ammonia. This kit tests for harmful nitrite and measures levels from 0 to 5.0 ppm.$5.95
API Test Kit High Range PH for SaltwaterUse to measure pH changes in marine aquariums, aquariums with African cichlids, and very alkaline tap water. Reads the pH of water within the high range of 7.4 to 8.8. 160 tests per kit.$5.95
API Test Kit KH for Fresh or Saltwater.
Tests tap water & fresh or saltwater aquariums for carbonate hardness (KH). Can be used to determine the proper dose of pH buffers.$5.95
At AquaCave, we offer some of the best selection & best prices on API Melafix Medication for you marine, reef and freshwater aquarium.
Starting at: $6.95
API GH & KH Freshwater Test Kit.$6.95
API Super Ick Cure Powder Packets, 10ct.An effective treatment for Ich, a highly contagious disease, also called White Spot Disease. Quickly kills the Ich parasite, usually within 24 hours. Also combats secondary bacterial infections. For use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. Note: This medication will cause a slight discoloration of water which can be removed with activated carbon.$6.95
API Furan-2 Powder Packets, 10ct.
Contains two furan compounds to combat a wide variety of gram-positive & gram-negative bacterial diseases, including bacterial gill disease, open red sores (Aeromonas spp.), body slime & eye cloud, black molly disease (Flavobacterium columnaris) and fin & tail rot. For use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This medication will not harm the biological filter.
Note: This medication will cause a slight discoloration of water which can be removed with activated carbon.$6.95
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Starting at: $7.95
API Test Kit Ammonia for Fresh or SaltwaterAmmonia, constantly released into the aquarium, is the number one killer of tropical fish. Fast, easy and accurate, this test kit measures ammonia levels from 0 to 7 ppm.$7.95
API Copper Test KitCopper, a common treatment for many parasitic infections, must be monitored in an aquarium or a pond. The copper level can drop too low for the treatment to be effective, or can increase to a point that is detrimental to fish health. Copper may even be present in your tap water. This kit allows you to easily and accurately monitor copper levels to maintain copper-based fish treatments at therapeutic levels. Tests copper levels from 0 to 4 ppm Measures both free and chelated copper Performs 90 Tests For use in Freshwater or Saltwater Aquariums or Ponds$7.95
API Calcium Test Kit.
Calcium is one of the most important elements in a reef aquarium. Reef invertebrates such as corals, crustaceans, mollusks and even some types of encrusting algae need calcium to grow and remain healthy. Over time, calcium levels drop as invertebrates use calcium in aquarium water. This kit allows you to easily and accurately measure calcium levels and maintain a healthy reef aquarium.
- Measures calcium levels as low as 20mg/L
- Uses titration method, with easy to see color change for precise measurement.
- For use in reef aquariums
API Fungus Care Powder Packets, 10ct.Effectively treats fungus (Saprolegnia spp. & Achlya spp.), mouth fungus (Cotton Mouth Disease), Body Slime & Eye cloud and Fin & Tail Rot infections. Quickly controls contagious fungus and secondary bacterial infections. Helps prevent the growth of fungus on fish eggs prior to hatching. For use in freshwater aquariums. Note: This medication will cause a slight discoloration of water which can be removed with activated carbon.$7.95
API Test Kit Nitrate for Fresh or Saltwater.
Measures nitrate levels in both fresh & saltwater aquariums. Tests nitrate levels from 0 to 160 ppm. 90 tests per kit.$8.95
API Phosphate Test KitTests tap water & fresh or saltwater aquariums for carbonate hardness (KH). Can be used to determine the proper dose of pH buffers.$8.95
API Melafix Marine Medication, 16 oz.
Scientifically proven to reduce fish stress and heal damaged tissue. Replaces the natural secretion of slime interrupted by handling, fish fighting, or direct stress. Removes chlorine, chloramines and ammonia from tap water. Neutralizes heavy metals.
A patented formula containing aloe vera, nature's liquid bandage, to protect and heal fish. Forms a synthetic slime coating on the skin of fish. Replaces the natural secretion of slime that is interrupted by handling, shipping, fish fighting and water changes.$8.95
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Starting at: $9.95
API General Cure Powder Packets, 10ct.Treats a wide variety of parasitic diseases including velvet, anchor worm, fish lice, hole-in-the-head disease (Hexamita spp. & Spironucleus spp.), gill & skin flukes (Dactylogyrus spp. & Gyrodactylus spp.). For use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This medication will not color the aquarium water.$9.95
API TC Tetracycline Powder Packets, 10ct.
Anti-bacterial medication for common tropical fish diseases such as bacterial tail rot, cotton mouth fungus and gill disease. Aquarium filtration will not affect treatment. For use in freshwater aquariums. This medication will not harm the biological filter. Note: This medication will cause a slight discoloration of water which can be removed with activated carbon.$9.95
API Triple Sulpha Powder Packets, 10ct.A special formula of three sulfa medications to effectively treat bacterial infections such as hemorrhagic septicemia (blood streaks in fins and body and localized swelling), bacterial gill disease, fin & tail rot, cotton mouth disease, body slime and eye cloud for both fresh and saltwater fish. This medication will not harm the biological filter and will not color aquarium water.$9.95
API Stress Coat MARINE 16 Oz.
MARINE STRESS COAT®
Instantly removes chlorine, chloramines, and ammonia from tap water to make the water safe for fish as well as promotes regeneration of damaged fish tissue through the healing power ofAloe Vera.
- Removes chlorine, chloramines, and ammonia from tap water
- Contains Aloe Vera to promote healing & regeneration of damaged fish tissue
- Enhances slime coat
- Developed for use with a protein skimmer; will not cause foaming
API EM Erythromycin Powder Packets, 10ct.
For broad spectrum treatment and control of bacterial disease, such as body slime, mouth fungus, Furunculosis (open lesions and swelling), bacterial gill disease and hemorrhagic septicemia (blood spots without sign of skin damage). For use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. Can be used with any API Ich, fungus or parasite remedy to help prevent secondary bacterial infection. This medication will not color the aquarium water.$11.95
At AquaCave, we offer some of the best selection & best prices on API PimaFix for you marine, reef and freshwater aquarium.
Starting at: $12.95
API Master Freshwater Test Kit
This kit tests tap water and aquarium water for five different parameters that affect the health of freshwater fish: pH, High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. Highly accuate and economical. Unique, transparent dome allows clear view of contents. Includes all tests required to test the nitrogen cycle. Kit includes computer-calibrated and laminated color cards, 4 glass test tubes and holding tray. Also contains complete, step-by-step instruction booklet, including information on how to correct unsafe water conditions. Compact and easy to store. Over 800 tests.$24.95