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What water to pour into the aquarium
If you are a beginner aquarist, then you have to perform a lot of preparatory work for the launch of the aquarium. Even if you can not wait to start…

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Signs of disease aquarium fish

Signs of disease aquarium fish
Many aquarists have encountered various diseases of their Pets, but, as a rule, it is much easier to prevent the disease than to cure it. To protect aquarium fish, it is necessary to follow the basic rules of aquarium care, since in well-groomed aquariums the risk of diseases is much less. But if you begin to notice a painful appearance or strange behavior in their fish, you need to act immediately. Quick, and most importantly deliberate actions can save your Pets.

Types and diagnosis of diseases
Diseases of aquarium fish can be divided into two types: infectious and non-infectious. Basically contagious diseases can be caused by a fungus or infection, and not contagious, in turn, can be caused by any adverse changes in the aquarium.

It is also possible to distinguish external and internal diseases of fish. External diseases, as a rule, make themselves felt on the outer cover of the fish (fins or scales). If this type of disease can be diagnosed in the early stages, its treatment will pass without any problems and complications.

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But with internal diseases, the situation is more complicated, since they are very difficult to diagnose, the only clue for you will be the strange behavior of the fish. For example, loss of appetite, a strange technique of swimming or a change in color (darkening) may indicate the presence of a disease. If you notice a strange behavior, a change in color or the presence of plaque in the fish, then you should accurately determine the diagnosis, and only then select the appropriate treatment.

For the treatment of various diseases, different medicines are used, to determine exactly what medicines you need, you can contact a special veterinary clinic. If in your city there are no such institutions, you can diagnose the disease yourself, but you should know that many diseases are similar in symptoms.

The most common diseases of ornamental fish
The most common diseases of aquarium fish are ichthyophthyriosis, white-skinned and fin rot.

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Ichthyophthyriosis (“semolina”) is particularly dangerous in confined spaces, as this disease is very contagious. It can be diagnosed by small light ovals (from 0.5 to 1 mm) on the fins of fish. To treat it, both special drugs and folk methods are used, such as table salt or raising the water temperature to + 28-30°C.

The most common disease caused by a physical factor — a sharp drop in temperature — is a temperature shock. As a rule, this disease is most often manifested among inexperienced aquarists who do not monitor the temperature in the aquarium. Diagnose this disease can be on behavior fish: under high temperature fish mostly swim in the upper parts of aquarium, displaying greater activity, under low temperature fish contrary has sedentary state of.

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Fin rot is an infectious disease that can be caused by a variety of bacteria. These bacteria are widespread in natural reservoirs and can get into the aquarium with soil, water or live food. Symptoms of this disease can be:

erosion of the fins;
corneal opacity;
destruction of the caudal fin.
Treatment of fish should be carried out at an elevated temperature, with the use of special drugs.

There are also other less common but still common fish diseases:

tuberculosis;
lymphocytosis;
furunculosis of fish;
infection of the gills;
the kostiozom;
aeromonosis.
If you notice a sick fish in your aquarium, it should be quickly deposited in a separate aquarium, then you should determine the type of disease. Having determined the diagnosis, you need to choose the right type of treatment.

In our online store you can buy various algicides and medicines for aquarium fish. In addition, our catalog contains all kinds of tools for water preparation, as well as fertilizers and other aquarium chemicals from the best manufacturers.

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