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Fish Disease Diagnostics

Fish Disease DiagnosticsFISH DISEASE DIAGNOSTICS

ANCHOR WORM
(symptom) Red pimples on fish that develop into whitish protrusions that look like ½” long splinters.

(treatment) Dimilin or Anchors Away



DROPSY
(symptom) Fish become bloated and scales stick out, giving a “pine cone” appearance. Often occurs in the later stages of bacterial infections.

(treatment) Melafix (isolate add pond salt) Anti-Bacteria



FIN/MOUTH ROT
(symptom) Deterioration of fins from the outer edges in, and/or a deterioration of the membrane surrounding the mouth.

(treatment) Melafix (add pond salt 1# per 50 gallons) Furanase, Anti-Fungus



FUNGUS
(symptom) White coating or cotton like fuzz on fish.

(treatment) Melafix (add pond salt 1# per 50 gallons) Pond Fungus Eliminator, Anti-Fungus, Furanase
For advanced Fungus problems isolate and increase pond salt to 1# per 20 gallons



GILL DISEASE
(symptom) Sunken eyes, listlessness, gasping.

(treatment) Melafix (Isolate fish, add pond salt 1# per 25 gallons)



ICH
(symptom) Fish scratch against objects. Eyes become cloudy and white spots appear on body.

(treatment) Melafix (add pond salt 1# per 50 gallons) Ick Guard, Cure-Ick



OXYGEN DEPRIVATION
(symptom) Fish gasp at surface or stay by waterfall in the morning. Loss of appetite.

(treatment) Increase aeration, Microbelift OX



PARASITES
(symptom) Fish scratch against objects. Skin loses slime coat, scales appear sunken.

(treatment) Clout, Cure Ick, Ick Guard



POP EYE
(symptom) Eye becomes inflamed and reddish in color.

(treatment) Isolate fish, add Pond Salt 1# per 25 gallons




POX
(symptom) White, tapioca like raised spots.

(treatment) Generally not fatal and will disappear in warmer weather. Not Treatable.




PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT
(symptom) Treat in the Spring or whenever fish are added or moved.

(treatment) Melafix, Treats All, Pond Start, Pond Stress Coat




SWIM BLADDER
(symptom) Fish loses balance, floats upside down or flounders about at the bottom of the pond.

(treatment) Isolate, add Pond Salt 1# per 50 gallons.



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