Methylene Blue: A Chemical for Treating Aquarium Fish

Methylene Blue: A Chemical for Treating Aquarium Fish

In this 21st century, all the people remain in stress mentally, it could be the business-related reasons, personal reasons etc. So there should be some simple practices to get rid of these stress factors from our mindset.

Out of these simple methods, there is one simple way to keep our mind calm is to decorate your home with an aquarium. This treatment is termed as pet therapy. Some recent studies also concluded that by spending some time in front of an aquarium with plenty of colourful fishes certainly reduces stress and subsequently lowers blood pressure. At the time of stress, our body releases three different types of hormones like Adrenaline, Cortisol and Norepinephrine that are in charge of adding fuel to the fire.

This could be the reason why some of the nursing homes, physician offices, dental clinics, and even waiting rooms for counsellors are equipped with beautiful aquariums with varieties of fish. Aquariums can beautifully decorate our living room or even other places of home.

As per Hindu mythology, one of Lord Vishnu’s avatars was a fish in the sea, so it is believed that the fishes can consume all the negative energies and give a calming effect. It’s always suggested to keep colorful and attractive fishes in an aquarium which deviate the jinx of a visitor from the entire home to the aquarium and all their negative energies will be transformed into positive energy by glancing at the colorful attractive fishes.

This in turn produces positive energy. It also makes you feel energetic and will be free from all the worries. Having an aquarium at office or home tends to relax your mind and create a calm atmosphere.

Another important reason to keep aquariums in our home is for Vastu. Some of the Vastu experts believe keeping an aquarium is one of the best solutions for any Vastu defect.

If you plan to have an aquarium at your home, then you should know and remember some of the following points.

Basically, an aquarium is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which water-dwelling plants or animals are kept and displayed. So obviously aquariums need proper maintenance.

Aquarium maintenance is something that absolutely has to be done on a regular basis. So you’ve finally got your new aquarium and it’s starting to look a little dirty and your newly brought fishes getting sick. This is the right time for some routine aquarium care or maintenance.

Before pursuing any form of treatment for your aquarium, consider making a detailed list of all of its inhabitants. Even don’t forget to discuss your situation with an expert who can help you make an informed decision about using agents on your fish.

One of those agents is Methylene blue. Methylene blue can remedy various ailments, including bacterial illness and parasite infestation. It is a relatively safe chemical. 

Methylene Blue is effective against superficial fungal infections of fish. The drug may be used as an alternative to Malachite Green for the control of fungus when it is known that the fish to be treated are sensitive. Methylene Blue is safe for use with fish eggs and fry for the prevention of fungal infections. As a secondary use, it is effective against some external protozoans, such as Ichthyophthirius (Ich), Chilodonella and Costia.

Methylene Blue is effective against skin and gill flukes, ick, velvet, fungus and many external parasites and bacterial infections. This compound is very safe to use even for many invertebrates. Methylene Blue works by staining cells and disabling their metabolism. A positive side effect of this compound is the ability to increase haemoglobin (oxygen carrying cells) by transforming methemoglobin. Because of this characteristic, methylene blue can be used to treat nitrite and cyanide poisoning.

Methylene Blue should not be used in the main aquarium as it will destroy or severely defect the biological filter bacteria. It can also permanently discolor equipment and silicate seals blue.

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