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WHAT YOU MUST DO FOR A SICK FISH
 

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

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

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 bacterial disease

A fish's swollen abdomen is often the sign of dropsy, a bacterial disease.

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.


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