WHAT YOU MUST DO FOR A SICK FISH
- Act immediately.
- Administer the appropriate treatment.
- Take care of the fish in a hospital/quarantine aquarium.
This Neolamprologus multifasciatus has foam on its wounds
Fish afflicted by white spot disease (ichthyophthyriasis).
Easy to detect - the body is covered with white spots - this disease is very contagious.
Treatment must be given as soon as the disease appears, i.e. when you see the
first symptoms, and you must act quickly.
A fish's swollen abdomen is often the sign of dropsy, a
Treating a sick fish in a mixed aquarium is not without its risks: some substances
can have undesirable sideeffects on other species or on the plants. It is therefore
preferable to use a hospital aquarium, or a quarantine aquarium.