AQUARIUM FISH DISEASES

Hexamitosis - defeat of flagellates in discus

The main reason for their weak immunity is the breeding origin of these species and the difference in natural living conditions from aquarium ones. The homeland of these fish is the water of the rivers of South America, which differ in composition from soft water and high acidity. In an acidic environment, the activity of bacteria and microorganisms is suppressed....

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Diseases of cichlids: description, photo, treatment, types

Apart from malnutrition and living conditions leading to regular health problems of Malawians, the only disease of these fish that can “mow the ranks” can be considered the “African cichlid disease”, which equally unpleasantly affects all types of lake African cichlids. I do not have information about the exact name of the causative agent of this disease, but authoritative microbiologists say that the genus of the parasite is Cryptobia, hence the name of the disease cryptobiosis....

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How to treat fish with salt in an aquarium?

Aquarium fish - cute and defenseless creatures that need the care of the owner. Noticing that pets became ill, aquarists, not trusting medicines, prefer to treat fish in the general aquarium with folk remedies. Aquarium salt is one of the most reliable and proven products that allows you to free fish from many diseases....

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Barbus diseases: symptoms, treatment, photo

Due to the unpretentiousness of pets, barbus diseases can confuse the aquarist, as many beginners believe that these peppy fish simply can not get sick. However, their stamina, of course, is not absolute. More often health problems in barbs occur when they are not properly maintained, when the fish are weakened or they have a metabolic disorder....

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What can aquarium fish get sick

Diseases of aquarium fish come unexpectedly. In order to save animals, it is important to pay attention to malaise in time, because you can recognize the defeat by the first signs. What diseases of fish exist? Aquarium fish diseases can be divided into several types: Infectious diseases of fish caused by fungi, viruses, bacteria....

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How to treat branchiomycosis in aquarium fish?

Branchiomycosis is an acutely infectious disease of fish of various species, characterized by damage to the blood vessels of the gill apparatus and necrotic decay of the gill tissue. It is found in fisheries of Western Europe. Branchiomycosis is registered in a number of regions of our country and Ukraine....

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Lepidortosis: symptoms, treatment, drugs.

Lepidotrosis, or ruffling of scales, is a common disease in aquarium fish. The causative agents of the disease are the bacteria Pseudomonasfluorescens and Aegomonaspunctata. The disease is slow. At the end of it, fish usually die, but if timely treatment is taken, then everything will end happily....

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Gyrodactylysis: causes, treatment, diagnosis

Pathogen: monogenetic fluke (helminth) of the genus Gyrodactylus, Girodactilus elegans, Girodactilus Katharineri, Girodactilus meclius, Girodactilus cuprini from the family Gyrodactylidae, class Monogenea. Inside the maternal individual, several daughters usually live....

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The two most common diseases of freshwater aquarium fish

Ichthyophthyroidism Ichthyophthyroidism is caused by parasitic protozoa, called Ichichyophthirius multifiliis, which penetrate the mucous membrane of fish and live in it. The infection is visible to the naked eye and - thanks to the characteristic white slightly convex dots - is easily recognized. Therefore, this disease is called a "white spot" disease or a "semi-automatic" disease....

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Aeromonosis: causes, treatment, symptoms

Aeromonosis is a bacterial infection that affects many types of freshwater aquarium fish. The disease is highly contagious and, if untreated, results in the death of the fish. Often in aquariums there is a massive disease - epizootic. The causative agent of aeromonosis enters indoor water bodies with live food, sick fish, and aquarium equipment....

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White plaque on aquarium fish.

White plaque on the body of the fish most often signals a violation of the body. If white plaque is a symptom of a disease, then the fish should be treated immediately. In no case should you confuse a white coating on the body with a clouding of the body of the fish. Turbidity may be a signal that the fish is in poor quality water, this is not necessarily a sign of infection....

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Oodiniosis: causes, treatment, symptoms.

Oodiniosis is one of the most common diseases of freshwater aquarium fish of all species and age groups caused by unicellular parasites Oodinium pillularis and O.limneticum, which scientists have long attributed to plants and animals. Fish with oodiniosis are determined by the appearance of the smallest nodules that are perceived as flour dust of golden or silver color....

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Bicillin-5 for the aquarium

The methodology provides for the prophylactic treatment of aquatic vegetation with a solution of bicillin-5 in the following cases: - disinfection of vegetation from aquariums that are unsuccessful for mycobacteriosis, lepidortosis, peptic ulcer, fin rot, ichthyosporidiosis, boneosis, oodiniumosis, octomythosis, dactylogyrosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigiosis and hydrodigosis; from rivers, ponds, lakes and reservoirs for the purpose of acclimatization and breeding in aquariums with exotic fish; - disinfection of vegetation taken from aquariums with an unknown exotic state....

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Treatment of aquarium fish diseases caused by pathogenic organisms

Remedies for treating diseases caused by bacteria Bacterial diseases (chapter 21, section 3.2) are mainly treated with bactericides - this is the general name for chemicals that kill bacteria. Bactericidal agents can be used to kill pathogenic bacteria living on the outer surface of the fish’s body, in their tissues (internal bacteria) or anywhere in the aquarium....

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Columnariosis: treatment, symptoms, prevention, photos, video

Columnariosis is one of the most common diseases among the inhabitants of the aquarium. Although the causative agent of the disease is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium called Flexibacter columnaris, nevertheless, due to the similarity of symptoms with some fungal infections, the disease received a second name - the oral fungus....

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Antibak - a preparation for aquarium fish

Antibacterial is an antibacterial drug for fish, containing ciprofloxacin as an active ingredient, as well as auxiliary components. Antibak 250 tablets weighing 0.5 containing 250 mg of ciprofloxacin. Antibak 250 is produced in packs of 6 tablets in blisters packaged in cardboard boxes....

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What to do if the fish is covered with viscous mucus

The outer surface of the body of the fish is protected by a mucous membrane, which is usually not noticeable or not noticeable at all. However, under certain circumstances, the fish produces more mucus than usual, so it becomes evident that its body is covered with thick mucus and has acquired a grayish tint. This condition is due to excessive mucus production....

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What to do if the fish itches all the time?

Scratching is a constant sign of irritation of one type or another. Accidental scratching should not be a cause for concern, however, if one or more fish itch repeatedly, this may be an indicator of the following phenomena: Irritation due to poor water quality (section 1.2), including due to the fact that in the water in suspension, a substance is present (see...

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