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Fish Disease & Treatment

Disclaimer: The chart below is to be used as a guide in diagnosing fish disease. Do not use this information as professional advice. If in doubt, please consult a professional. Please follow all directions on medications exactly as instructed on product.

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Fish Diseases

Disease Description Treatment
Ich Tiny, white spots that resemble salt stuck to the fish. Tetra Pond Fish Treatment, Hikari Pond Solution Ich-X, Aquascape Parasite & Ich Treatment, CrystalClear KnockOut
Anchor Worm Worm shape, buries into skin to hold on. Erratic movement and/or flashing. Hikari CyroPro, Microbe-Lift Lice & Anchor Worm
Fish Lice Crustacean parasite round up to 1 cm wide. Generally infects the gills. Hikari CyroPro, Microbe-Lift Lice & Anchor Worm
Fin/Tail Rot Red streaks in fin/tails. API MelaFix, API PimaFix, CrystalClear Wipeout
Ulcers Open wounds/sores on body. API MelaFix, Aquascape Ulcer & Bacterial Treatment, AquaMeds Ulcer Aid Kit, AquaMeds MedZyme
Fungus Growths that look like “cotton balls”. Aquascape Fungus Treatment, Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment, CrystalClear Restore
Skin & Gill Flukes Fish equivalent of fleas, found on the body and the gills. AquaMeds AquaPrazi, Hikari Pond Solutions PraziPro, Aquascape Praziquentel
Dropsy Swollen body, scales protruding like a pinecone. API MelaFix, Aquascape Ulcer & Bacterial Treatment (Note: In advanced stage, it is usually fatal)
Swim Bladder Disease Fish unbalanced, difficulty maintaining position. Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment
Red/Swollen Gills Parasite Problem. Aquascape Parasite & Ich Treatment, Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment, CrystalClear Wipeout
Bulging Eyes Eyes protrude from head. Bacterial infection. Aquascape Ulcer & Bacterial Treatment
Aeromonas/Pseudomonas Small red spot changing to large ulcers. AquaMeds MedZyme
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