Animal Stories - Fish Disease and Treatment


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Introduction to aquarium fish diseases and treatments.
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lisa - 2019-02-01
PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP.? My Silver Dollar is sick,its swimming around all topsy turby, upside down and mostly sideways. I had some issues with my Nitrates but gradually getting back on track, I MAY have over feed my tank (blood worms and Couchette). I have given the Silver dollar frozen husk-less peas and dont know what else to do. Did another water change and added stress coat. The pet shop thought it may have a head injury, its gills seem more orange than usual. One eye seems bigger (slightly protruding) compared to the other one. ANY IDEAS please? Thanks

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Jason Remigio III - 2018-08-06
I have two goldfish and a bottom tank cleaner. One goldfish diagnosis with fin tail rot for a couple of days. Later dropsy the next couple of days. the next day I treated the tank with melafix and aquarium salt, i removed the active carbon filter, and did a 20% water change of an 80 gallon aquarium. Day 2, my mom took out the fish she claims it was dead. It was still breathing and heavy on day 1 of treatment. I told her it takes months to heal the fish not 24 hours. She took it out of the tank and let it die.

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Nancy Edwards - 2017-07-13
My telescoping Goldfish, who is 1 1/2 years old, and very large (75 gallon tank) has one eye that is protruding out farther than the other. And around the eye socket is purple, like it's bruised. I'm afraid he's will loose his eye. (as in fall out). What can I do?

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  • #1Floridafan - 2018-02-19
    Your Goldfish may have popeye which is nearly 100% fatal to fish, it is probably too late for this fish. Fortunately popeye is easier to prevent than it is to treat.
    I suppose that you are using water out of your tap for water changes and there is nothing wrong with that as long as you treat the water with a de-chlorinator and allowing the water to sit at room temperature for several days before changing the aquarium water.
    Modern water faucets have a mesh to catch any debris that may be in your water pipes, but this mesh filter also aerates the water with extra oxygen. We may think that this is a good thing, but the extra oxygen isn't dissolved oxygen that is beneficial to all aquatic creatures so it collects in their tissues and manifests itself as popeye.
    To see this easily, fill a one gallon jug with water from your faucet and let it sit for a few days and that extra oxygen will collect on the sides of the jug as bubbles. If you've treated the water, you can use the water in the jug as the extra oxygen is gone.
    I use filtered water in my aquarium and I still see the bubbles on the side of the jugs after a couple of days, but I lost some very expensive Discus before I discovered why I lost them.
    I hope that I have been able to help you.
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John Naimo - 2018-03-11
I been having a problem keeping saltwater puffers they seem heathy when I get them eat food and than in about two weeks time they develop these round circles that seem to turn brown and sometimes get fuzzy? No other fish re affected by these symptoms and are fine. Can someone help me resolve this? Thx John

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Belinda BRADFORD - 2018-02-19
Hi there I have some white tetra fish with red liasons on the gills and also on the body, they look so sore on the fish and I dont know what to do. I have about 12 fish in the tank not including the babies x 6 If I treat the fish will it kill the babies? I would appreciate the help and advice asap please? I look forward to hearing from you. I would if possible not want to get rid of the poorly fish but treat them.

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ANGELICA - 2017-03-27
I have three spot gourami recently she spends a lot time at the bottom of tank . Comes up when there is feeding time. She dont like to eat anything ,she spits brine shrimp ,she spits blood worms ,she eats little flake ,and some of them spits too. i dont know what is wrong with her. Recently i see little tail like somebody bites off in the end.I change water 2 times a week ,i use prime conditioner, no ammonia PH 7.2 please help me is possible that she have bacterial or parasitic infection? i have her for 5 years .

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Aldriz Arcete Batillo - 2017-03-02
Pls.help me with my hammerhead fish?(pet crew said it was) but as i research it looks like its an iridescent fish. always resting/maybe sleeping,sometimes i think it loose controls on its balance,not eating when i'm feeding them.

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Marie - 2017-02-26
My mum has a 4ft tank with several plecos, tin foil barbs, parrot fish and the like. ONe of the plecos has developed a very swollen abdomen over the past week. It doesn't seem to be in distress, but just wondering Why it's swollen? Having read up on the species, breeding in normal tanks isn't possible...........?

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