Do the fish in your aquarium look different? Do they have white patches, cloudy eyes, or rough fins? Is their behavior unusual? Even well cared for fish can get sick, and when they do, Rivertown Feed & Pet Country Store in Petaluma California has the fish health and wellness products to bring them back to their regular, healthy selves. We also supply everything you need to maintain those fish healthy and balanced, to begin with.
After all, the most effective treatment for the fish illness is prevention: feed them appropriately and don't jam-pack the tank. Monitor temperature and other important signs. Do your partial water replacements regularly. Often, however, despite your best efforts, diseases find their way into an aquarium.
Below are some common aquarium fish diseases and the indications that your fish might be struggling with them:
Ich, short for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, is the most common aquarium parasite. Indications of ich ( noticeable "ick") are elevated white spots, quick breathing, rubbing against accessories, or darting about the tank. There is ich medicine and other treatments available.
Other parasites include chilodonella, with signs similar to ich, and sodium, also known as rust, gold, or velvet dust illness, which causes an oddly tinted dusting on the fish's body. There are also fish lice, anchor worms, flukes, and nematodes. Various signs include unpredictable swimming, loss of color, excessive mucous, problem breathing, and bloating or wasting.
After parasites, the most common diseases are bacterial infections such as fin and tail rot. Signs of the bacterial illness are white film, cloudy eyes, rough fins, and open sores. Bacterial infections are challenging to deal with because antibiotics can disrupt the aquarium and filter.
Fungal infections are less frequent and frequently take the type of cotton-like growths.
Viral infections occur in goldfish and koi but are less common in other aquarium fish.
If you see or presume any of these issues in your fish, it's a good idea to speak with a specialist regarding diagnosis and treatment. Pictures and videos can be useful in sharing the signs you're seeing.
Rivertown Feed & Pet Country Store is headquarters for all your tropical fish requirements! Whatever health problems your fish have, or to maintain them healthy, to begin with, you can discover all you need at Rivertown Feed & Pet Country Store in Petaluma California We understand fish, and we stock a total line of aquarium Fungus & Bacteria Treatments items for any issue your fish might have. Stop right into our shop, visit us online or call (707) 762-4505 for specialist guidance on our total line of materials for the health of your tank.