Do the fish in your aquarium look different? Do they have white spots, cloudy eyes, or ragged fins? Is their behavior unusual? Even well cared for fish can get sick, and when they do, Healthy Pet Store Aurora in Aurora, IL has the fish health and wellness products to bring them back to their normal, healthy selves. We also supply everything you need to keep your fish healthy.
The help prevent your fish from getting sick, feed them properly and do not congest the tank. Monitor temperature levels. Do your partial water replacements on a regular basis. Sometimes, however, even with your best efforts, diseases find their way into an fish tank. Here are some common aquarium fish illnesses and the signs that your fish may be struggling with them:
Ich, short for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, is the most common fish tank parasite. Signs of ich (pronounced "ick") are: raised white spots, quick breathing, rubbing against ornaments, or darting about the tank. There are medications and other treatments available for ich.
Other parasites include chilodonella, with symptoms similar to ich, and oodinium, aka rust, gold, or velvet dust disease, which triggers an strangely colored dusting on the fish's body. There are also fish lice, anchor worms, flukes, and nematodes. Various signs and symptoms include erratic swimming, loss of color, excessive mucous, difficulty breathing, and bloating or wasting.
After parasites, one of the most typical illnesses are bacterial infections, such as fin and tail rot. Symptoms of the bacterial disease are white film, cloudy eyes, rough fins, and open sores. Bacterial infections are difficult to treat because prescription antibiotics can interfere with the fish tank and filter.
Fungal infections are much less frequent and commonly take the form of cotton-like growths.
Viral infections occur in goldfish and koi but are less common in other aquarium fish.
If you see or suspect any of these issues in your fish, it's a good idea to talk to an expert regarding diagnosis and treatment. Pictures and videos can be helpful in communicating the symptoms you're seeing.
Healthy Pet Store Aurora is your local pet store for all your fish requirements. You can find all you need at Healthy Pet Store Aurora in Aurora, IL. Stop by our store or call (630) 851-5187 to talk to a member of our team today!