Fish Disease & Treatments ( Tropical Fresh Water )

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07 Aug 2007 07:53 #1 by Red Empress (Red Empress)
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I hope that this will be of some help to someone.

Skin Irritation

Protozoo or Skin Flukes

Areas of grey - white patchy skin + / - excess mucus production

Fish Flicks or rubs against objects

Treatment :-

Protozin or Sterazin



Hole in the head

Mostly caused in cichlids

Small pus filled pits over head

Treatment :-

Octozin



Cloudy eye(s) Bulging eye(s) (Popeye)

Treatment :-

Myxazin

Vitazin



Mouth Fungus

Eroded mouth

Whitish fungus - like growths

Treatment :-

Myxazin



Gill Flukes

Inflamed gills + / - mucus trailing from gills; Increased gill rate.

Treatment:-

Sterazin



Dropsy

Pineapple Scales ( Scales sticking out away from the body )

Treatment :-

Octozin


Only effective if used in the early stages of the disease.



Intestinal Worms

Emaciation ( Hollow - Belly ) + / - red worms from vent

Treatment :-

Sterazin



Unusual Swimming ( Shimmies )

Fish exhibits a forward & backward rocking motion

Treatment :-

Protozin
and then Myxazin



Fin Haemorrhaging

Red streaks on fins + / - on body

Environmental Check Ammonia & nitrite levels.

Treatment:-

Water test kit

Myxazin



Fin Rot

Split or frayed fins

Treatment :-

Myxazin



Velvet ( Oodinium )

Fine dusting of gold - grey spots over fins & body

Treatment :-

Protozin ( Fresh water )

Cuprazin ( Marine )



Ulcers, Sores & Wounds

Reddened areas some times deeply pitted with white tissue.

Treatment :-

Myxazin




Lymphocystis

Never found on catfish or cyprinids.

Large white lumps often in small clusters

Treatment :-

Paragon



White Spot

Small white spots up to 1 mm diameter over body and fins.

+ / - increased gill beat fish flicks or rubs against objects.

Treatment :-

Protozin ( Fresh Water )

Cuprazin ( Marine )



Fungus

Grey - White tufts or growths

Treatment :-

Protozin



I know you guys do use other treatments if you want them added please let me know what they are and what they are used for.

Jill

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07 Aug 2007 11:25 #2 by KenS (Ken Simpson)
Thanks Jill, this is useful. I always found the Waterlife products to be very good, but not everywhere sells them. Interpet seems to be more widely available, but nowhere near as good IMO.

Regards,

Ken.

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07 Aug 2007 15:35 #3 by Red Empress (Red Empress)
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Thanks Ken

I have also now put a simler one in the cold water threads.

Hope that will help too. :)

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