Animal Stories - Fish Disease and Treatment


Animal-World Information about: Fish Disease and Treatment

Introduction to aquarium fish diseases and treatments.
Latest Animal Stories
Neal - 2011-09-21
Hi, I just put in my 4 serpae tetras and my busy nose pleco in my 20 gallon tank and I added the water conditioner in my tank yesterday. This morning, I looked at one of my serpae tetras and he was breathing hard and the rest of my serpae tetras were not. Is it because I didnt put them in a tank for 2 days after I was cleaning my tank because my old fish died of ick?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-21
    Could be the holding tank conditions while you were cleaning out the original tank. Could just be stress because of being moved all together. Could just be for no reason at all. I'd read up on Fish Disease and Treatment as lots of info that might help - also goes into tank conditions and moving etc.
Reply
Anonymous - 2011-09-20
I have 1 standard gold fish and 1 calico goldfish. My sister also has 5 freshwater minnows she caught and raised. They all live together. Originally we had them in a 3 gallon tank since July. This past Sunday I swapped them to a 5 gal tank with a filter. The water was constant mucky in the 3 gallon no matter how often I changed it. They never bother eachother
Since I changed tanks, I noticed one minnows tail is fraying badly and both goldfish have minor fraying in Thier tails and some scales missing. There are also a few white spots on them. I bought a treatment meant for ich and other illnesses. I'm worried about them and I'm hoping this 5 day treatment works.
If not can I use my antibiotics to treat the fish? Or do you call a vet?
Any help is appreciated!

Click For Replies (1)
  • Karen Smith - 2011-09-20
    I think one of your biggest problems is your tank is way too small. You should probably go to a twenty gallon with that many fish. Also, goldfish are notoriously dirty and can sicken other fish. The small tank may be stressing them.
Reply
cara schweitzer - 2011-09-20
I have two goldfish one a fan tail and the other a goldfish my daughter won at a festival. The (fair) goldfish has eaten the fins off of my fan tail! He is floating upside down. I have seperated them and now I am wondering if he will grow fins back or live at all! Any help would be great!!!

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-21
    Attached article on Fish Diseases and Treatment. I'd look up the symptoms and see if corresponding treatment. Sounds like the one fish was ill and the other fish might have wanted to protect tank and enviornment. How big is your tank? Check out symptoms and see recommended treatment. Doesn't sound good that he is on his back like that so I don't know if much can be done. But we can learn so it doesn't happen again. OK?
Reply
steve - 2011-09-14
Hey guys I have a pair of golden sevrums. there about 4 years old. The female has turned for the worst.. I do water changes every 2 weeks. she has formed white [pimples] and a redish colour on her top fin. also her bottom lip is being eating as I have just noticed tonight as I was feeding them... Is there any cure for her? Do I need to put her in a seperate tank and medicate her? please help....

Click For Replies (1)
    Reply
    christy - 2011-04-27
    OK, I have had my dog face puffer for a month now and like the others it would do its tricks. It was eating normal and then about a week later it stoped eating and he changed a little darker color and didn't swim. He just sat at bottom of tank. Then after a couple of days he was fine. Now he has changed a darker color than before and his eyes look gray like a blind eye. I am very worried. Do you know what this is or what I can do?

    Click For Replies (2)
    • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-28
      From what I have read, puffers do change color so that would appear to be normal. When you say his "eyes look grey" I don't know. However, click on Fish Diseases and Ttreatment and fany of the symptoms match what you see onn you Puffer. If so, the recommended treatment is listed.
    • Shamrock Cox - 2011-09-12
      Dog face puffers don't like change. They do change color depending on there mood. My one will pose for the camera but if you hold it over him he will turn dark grey almost black. Young dog face are very timid and will off-tern sit on the bottom normally in a corner or under a power head ,however if they are swimming with their tails bent this is a sign of stress. Hope this is of help
    Reply
    Aditi Patil - 2011-09-08
    I had 4 gold fish and 2 black moors, out of which I have lost both moors and 2 gold fish. They always come on the top of water surface. What must be the reason? I don't want to lose remaining two.

    Click For Replies (2)
    • rajkumar goyal - 2011-09-10
      Use ph balance medicine.
    Reply
    mazin - 2011-09-06
    HI....I get problem with my angelfish ,it doesn't eat White slimy feces, loss of appetite, swim backwards. It's swim is not normal..... I just have human drugs (medications)......what I sould to do

    Click For Replies (3)
    • mazin - 2011-09-09
      Water conditions are good. She eats nothing ....I put the eat and left it up after period of time ....
    Reply
    Saravanan - 2011-09-06
    I have flower horn fish, I noticed fish few days, it tails cutted and teared, pls advise if you faced this problem

    Click For Replies (1)
      Reply
      jerica - 2011-09-04
      My fish looks really bloated at the butt and it's butt keeps floating at the top. It eats very little and can swim if it needs to but I think its pregnant. What is it and how do I help my gold fish????

      Click For Replies (1)
        Reply
        robert - 2011-09-03
        My goldfish leans to the side when it's turning and sometimes swims upside down for like 1 second. Also when I looked closely I realised a little bit of the top fin is missing could this be why the fish is leaning to one side when its turning? how can i treat it?

        Click For Replies (1)
          Reply