Category: Bacterial fish diseases

There are four categories of diseases: Bacterial Infections, Fungal Infections, and External and Internal Parasites.

Bacterial Infections

These are characterized by decrease in activity, color loss, bloated body, sores, abscesses, red streaks, skin inflammation, difficulty in breathing, and bulging eyes.

Fungal Infections

These can be developed as a result of an existing illness. When a fish is suffering from a fungal infection, it is darting here and there, scratching, and there is a presence of cotton-like tufts on skin, mouth, or eyes.

Parasitic Infections

Fishes that have been infested with parasites may exhibit inactivity, lack of appetite, too much film or mucus on the body, spots or worms, fast breathing, and scratching.

Before you use any medication on your tank, see to it that you have properly diagnosed your fishes’ disease and found the root cause of the problem. Below are some of the fish diseases, symptoms, and treatments.

Argulus (Fish Lice)

One of the biggest parasites, ranging from 5 to 10 mm in length, they’re easy to spot if you know what you’re looking for.

External Arthropod Parasite Fish Diseases

Anchor Worm This parasite is extremely rare in aquarium fish, and despite its name, it’s not a worm. It’s a copepod, and it’s easy to spot. Named “anchor,” because they’ll get deep into your...

True Worm Parasite Fish Diseases

Flukes (Skin and Gills) Flukes isn’t the name of a single disease, rather the name of a number of parasites. Commonly called Gill (Dactylogyrus spp.) or Skin Flukes (Gyrodactylus spp.), they’re common in freshwater tropical...

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