Fish Disease Diagnostics
(symptom) Red pimples on fish that develop into whitish protrusions that look like ½” long splinters.
(treatment) Dimilin or Anchors Away
(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
(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
(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
(symptom) Sunken eyes, listlessness, gasping.
(treatment) Melafix (Isolate fish, add pond salt 1# per 25 gallons)
(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
(symptom) Fish gasp at surface or stay by waterfall in the morning. Loss of appetite.
(treatment) Increase aeration, Microbelift OX
(symptom) Fish scratch against objects. Skin loses slime coat, scales appear sunken.
(treatment) Clout, Cure Ick, Ick Guard
(symptom) Eye becomes inflamed and reddish in color.
(treatment) Isolate fish, add Pond Salt 1# per 25 gallons
(symptom) White, tapioca like raised spots.
(treatment) Generally not fatal and will disappear in warmer weather. Not Treatable.
(symptom) Treat in the Spring or whenever fish are added or moved.
(treatment) Melafix, Treats All, Pond Start, Pond Stress Coat
(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.