How to Treat Fish Fungus Disease?
In this post we are going to Talk about fish fungus disease Treatment. Aquarium fish disease is something that is not easy to identify , especially for beginners . There are various reasons for different Aquarium fish disease which I will explain in the cause and Treatment section.
Things to consider before buying an Aquarium Fish.
- Buy Aquarium Fish from a shop where they really care for the Fish.
- Take a close look of the fish within the tank to see any shattered fins , wound , red spot on the body, white spot, inactive, closed fins and any other dead fish in the same tank.
- Check for free swimming parasite like Anchor worm / hook worm or fish lice
- Check for swollen eyes or stomach bloating
- check for cotton kind of infection which is called as fungal disease
Once you see every thing is fine, then you may consider to buy the fish. Below are the Most Common Aquarium fish Disease that are fatal if not treated immediately.
So lets get started ………..
Fish fungus Disease
fungal disease is developed in a fish which already has serious health issues or attacks , such as parasites , physical injuries or a bacterial infection . fungal disease is a very contagious disease and can spread to other tank mates very quickly, therefore take quick action, else it can be fatal.
- Initially you will see a whitish growth on the skin or on the body
- white cottony growth on the infected area of the fish
- Clamped fins and inactive movement
- Not taking food and gasping at surface of the Aquarium.
- clouded eyes and slow gill movement
- Remove filter carbon and turn of UV light if you have one.
- Testing your water is very important , you can buy all in one API Freshwater master test.
- provide a stable water temperature with a help of Aquarium Heaters.
- Increase the oxygen level in the aquarium using a motor pump or power head filter
- Use API Aquarium salt With API Pimafix for fungal disease treatment and API Melafix for bacterial disease treatment for safe and quick effect .
- Change 20% Water for 5 days with the Medication to achieve best result.
Good Luck and share your feedback on the result .