Tropical Fish Disease

Fish are no exception when it comes to contacting disease. If you intend to know whether you fish is healthy or sick, then you should look for signs that trigger the alarm bell. Once you identify and make your conclusion, you should quickly act upon it to cure the sickness.

These are some of the common signs that is your showing that you fish is suffering from disease.
1) Eyes of a healthy tropical fish is clear and vibrant. If you notice something like a mucus growing covering the eye dot, then something is wrong. Sometimes, you could even see that the eye dot look a bit fade and blur, you should quickly apply some salt medication to counter the effect.

2) Another common sign that show a sick fish is the appearance of mucus or whitish spot on the body. These mucus can leech or extend out and if you notice it, then this is a serious matter. White spot is also another major headache because it could mean the infection of ich that could lead to your tropical fish scratching on the tank surface.

3) Observe on the fin and pick out signs of fungus growth. This is also one of the major disaster whereby cotton like mothball that stick to the scales and fin surface is a sign of infection.

4) Is your fish showing normal activity? Usually a healthy tropical fish will swim happily and they will be excited when it comes to feeding time. Certain fish like the guppy often chase after the female which shows that they are in healthy mood. If all the normal activity does happen, then you should look for possibility that the fish might be sick. Same rules apply when you are buying your pet fish, if the fish look lethargic and listless, do you purchase because it could mean that the fish is harboring disease.

Tropical fish disease is the worst enemy to aquarium fish keeping hobby. If you do not attend and take steps to treat your pet, the disease can even spread from one fish to another especially for contagious disease. That's why taking care of aquarium water quality is your top most thing to do in your routine list. Make sure the water is clear and not cloudy and this would help to avoid spreading of disease. There are many types of aquarium medication to apply but if this does not help you can bring your fish to the vets for treatment.

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