How to Treat Anchor Worm & Fish Lice

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How To Treat anchor Worm & Fish Lice?

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How to Remove Anchor Worm?

In this post we are going to Talk about Anchor Worm & Fish Lice 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 ………..

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How to Treat Anchor Worm & Fish lice ?      

Cause : 

Anchor worms & Fish Lice  are parasites that infect the fish. In fact they are small crustaceans that burrow themselves into the fish. The damage weakens the fish and opens it up for new diseases or a secondary bacterial infections.
Caused by newly added fish already carrying the parasite or newly added plants that can have larvae on them.

Physical/Behavioral Signs/Symptoms:

  • Scratching against objects by the affected fish.
  • A protuberance of whitish-green threads from the fish’s skin.
  • Points of attachment are marked by inflammation.


  • Best way is to Remove them manually using a tweezers, See the spot and use a fish net to grip on the fish , do not catch the fish with your bare hand, Its slimy body may slip and hurt the fish.
  • If you decide to treat the entire tank, add 2 mg of potassium permanganate to every liter of aquarium water.
  • Change 50% water for 5 days and add new water with API Aquarium salt  and potassium permanganate.

Good Luck

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