DISEASES AND CURES

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TROPICAL FISH CURES AND MEDICATIONS

Parasites

Whitespot

(White spot)

Other symptoms include

     TO CURE

  Internal bacteria

   

           Dropsy            Popeye             Ulcers

         Abdominal swelling               Swollen eyes                     Open sores
               (Dropsy)                           (Popeye)                          (Ulcers)

 

Other symptoms include

       TO CURE



Fungus


                          Mouth fungus                        Fungus on the body

                  Cotton wool growths on mouth                and on the body

 

       TO CURE


                 Finrot                   

Tail and Fin rot

Tail or fins being eaten away

 

      TO CURE

Velvet                         Dusting of gold / yellow spots

                White or grey patches of slime         Dusting of gold / yellow spots
                               (Velvet)  

 

     TO CURE

External Parasite

                   Disc or worm like parasites on the fishes body                                Gill maggots

          Disc or worm-like parasites attached            Maggot-like parasites in the
                     to the skin or fins                                      fishes gills
                                               

Other symptoms include

        TO CURE

 



Bacterial Swimbladder Infection

 

    Fish floats              Sunken fish              Rolling fish

 Fish floats to the surface     Fish sinks to the bottom       Fish unable to swim 
    unable to swim down.         unable to swim up.           upright in the water 
                                                                                 (rolls to either side).

       TO CURE

 



Hole in the head.

Tiny holes in the head of the fish, more common in Cichlids like Discus and Oscars.

         TO CURE

Oodinium (White spot) and Fungus
In Marine Fish


             TO CURE


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To see Disease chart for Tropical and Coldwater fish       CLICK HERE

To see Disease chart for Pond fish                               CLICK HERE

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Prevention is better than cure !

 Of course a lot of these diseases can be prevented by adding Tonic Salt to your aquarium, regularly checking the Ph and Nitrites, Keeping up with quarter water changes every 4 - 6 weeks, the temperature should be 75-80 F (24-26C).

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