Animal Stories - Fish Disease and Treatment

Animal-World Information about: Fish Disease and Treatment

Introduction to aquarium fish diseases and treatments.
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faythe - 2014-07-25
I have few different kinds of sharks in my tank. One has a lesion behind his eye area & some of them I've noticed blood looking color in their eyes. What can be causing that? I've changed the water to try to make sure the water quality is still good.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    It could be that they are scrapping with each other, especially if the tank is not large enough and/or lacking enough places for them to hide and take refuge from each others territories.
Sam - 2014-07-10
Hello, I have a large angelfish that has suddenly developed what seems to be a kind of 'tick.' It swims swiftly and jerkily and then seems to be trying to hold still. Some of the other fish in the tank seem to be doing a little rubbing also. I don't see anything else, but I suspect some sort of parasite. Am I right? What's wrong and what can I do? I don't want to lose this fish. I have had him almost a year and he is my biggest fish. Thanks.

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  • Chris gates - 2014-07-13
    I have a fish same as this with a tic like features as well.
  • RAJESH KUNJIRAMAN - 2014-07-14
    pls provide some medicine
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    I have read a number of suggestions to why an Angelfish starts to have a jerking type action. They range from shipping stress (which obviously isn't your situation), a natural breeding behavior, and even constipation. But because you are also seeing the rubbing action with some fish, I would look for a parasite too.
Kelly Collins - 2014-06-30
I have a gourami which has a hole quite large in the side of the head that has now started growing what looks like cauliflower out of it please help?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    He definitely has hole in the head disease, which is also known as Head and Lateral Line Erosion Disease. It is a tough ailment to treat, but you can read about it and how to treat it above.
Rachel Thiel - 2014-06-16
My beautiful oranda, Daisy suddenly has two white cotton-like spots over each of her eyes. I love her very much! HELP!!!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    It sounds like she has a fungal infection. See the 'Fungus' info above to learn more and for treatment.
Mikayla - 2014-05-29
Hi I am looking after a tank with multiple fish in it. I have two silver dollars, three gouramis, a pleco, a red tail cigar fish, and a jack Dempsey. The jack dempsey currently is laying on its side not moving and is turning white in patches on his body. He is the only one in the tank who seems to be affected but I have no idea what is wrong with him or how to help, I am taking him to a store where he hopefully can be treated but what should I do so the other fish in the tank don't get sick?

cheyenne - 2014-05-26
Fish caught at 4 lakes what's wrong with it?

Dave E - 2014-04-18
I have two fantail goldfish that I have in a 20 gallon tank. There are small parasites on them, clear with small black dots in the parasites. They are easy to pick off. The fish are swimming upside down and obviously stressed. I have removed them from the tank into a 2 gallon bucket with air-stone and a tablespoon of aquarium salt. Anything else I should do?

gloria - 2014-04-03
Need to know what happened-my beloved blood parrot died suddenly after 3 yrs(bought him @ walmart-cause he was so stinking cute). He was 5' and just fine, acting like a happy puppy in water. We have him in a 36 gallon tank and in the am we found him on his side on the bottom. Checked h2o quality of both tanks (hospital tank also) and fine, no other fish sick. Only new addition to tank were 2 long barbed catfish that I saw get alittle aggressive with 'goldie'. Saw no injuries on him. Any idea's?

Lisa Stallings - 2014-03-29
I have a 10 gallon tank with male guppies & cory catfish... I've been having issues with a brown & yellowish 'furry' coating on the sides of the tank and on the (artificial) plants & gravel... I've completely cleaned the tank and all of the accessories/d├ęcor more than once, but it comes back again... I did have one male guppy with a distended belly (protruding down & forward--like a big nose!)... I've taken him out, but want to know how to treat the issue AND what the cause may be...any suggestions?

Keith - 2014-03-24
I have a 52L tank with 2 gold fish, they look perfectly well but are scraping on the rock, they are eating well and are not constipated. I've have had them 9 years now. I have tried salt baths and a melafix for the last 7 days but they are still doing it. Any suggestions, I've asked advice from pets at home they sold me the melafix but it's done nothing?