FISH DISEASES AND AILMENTS:

The most common goldfish and koi ailments result from overstocking, over-feeding, and lack of filtration.

Ailment

Description

Treatments

Anchor Worms

Tiny, white thread-like worms that hang from red spots on the body of fish

MicrobeLift Lice & Anchor Worm

Hikari CyroPro™

Black Spot

Small, black, sooty specks on the skin

MicrobeLift BSDT

Cloudy Eye

White or grey film over the eyes

CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS

Dropsy

Bloated; bulging eyes; protruding scales

CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS

Ick (white spot)

White spots all over fins, tail and body of fish

CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS

Fin Rot

Fuzzy patches or white edges on fins, mouth or fin decay, frayed or jagged fins, red sores

Melafix®

CrystalClear® Wipeout ™

Hikari Bio Bandage

Fish Lice

Flat, disk-shaped parasites on skin and fins

MicrobeLift Lice & Anchor Worm

Hikari CyroPro™

Flukes

Small red spots on body, fish scrape on objects, gills hang partially open and pump fast

CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS

MicrobeLift BSDT

Hikari PraziPro

Fungus

Cottony growth on fins, mouth, tail or body; fish sit on the pond bottom

CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS

CrystalClear® Wipeout™

Parasites

Irritation on skin causes fish to scrape against objects in the pond

CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS

MicrobeLift BSDT

Hikari PraziPro

Red Streaks

Red bloody streaks or blotches on fins or body of fish

MicrobeLift BSDT

CrystalClear® Parasalt™

Ulcers

Open red sores on body of fish

Melafix®

Hikari Bio Bandage

CrystalClear® Parasalt™

 Medicines should only be used as a last resort.  It’s very important to first test pond water before administering medicine.  Sometimes, fish develop disease symptoms because the water quality is poor (high ammonia and nitrite).  Next, perform a 25% water change.  Finally, medicate the fish.

 

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