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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Joan Philhower - 2011-01-08
My large goldfish has a growth on it's back also on his side(3) . Fish seems in no distress. Could this be age related? Other fish in tank are uninfected. Any idea what's wrong?

Georgia - 2011-01-08
Hey, I have just set up a tropical fish aquarium. I have 3 molly's and 10 neon tetras. For a couple of days the 3 molly's have been acting weird, they have been gasping at the top of the tank but also staying near the bottom of the tank as well. However at times they are fine, swimming round with each other. The 10 neon tetras were fine for the first day and now they are starting to do the same. We have treated the water with care by buying products that was advised with us by professionals. I have searched the internet to try to find out what is wrong but I have struggled with the lack of information. I am very worried as now one of the neon tetras have died and I don't wish of this on any of my other fish. So if anyone has any idea what is wrong, can you please get in touch? Thanks for your time.

Colleen - 2011-01-07
Can anyone help identify what is wrong with my tang, it appeared suddenly and had grown by a third in one day, any suggestions on treatment would be appreciated, all other fish are fine and water test levels are good. See pics here:

sunitha - 2011-01-06
My fishes are dying of some kind of infection. I have no idea of what it is. I have already lost my big shark. Its skin gradually pealed off, I could see the underneath layer, they are dull, loss of appetite. All the fishes are infected pls help.

Sarah Rubin - 2011-01-03
Help! Please My Fancy Guppie (female)color: silver and black, she got this puffy white loose scales this afternoon. She is swimming with her tail facing the bottom of tank, she is bloating and has this weird yellow round thing in her belly please help!

Dawn - 2011-01-03
I have a blue cichlid. It has been with me for 5 yrs now. He is about 8" long and a couple inches wide. I have two plecostamas' (9"long) in same 80 gal. tank. W/in past 2 wks, my cichlid has a whitish lump on the nose area in between the eyes. Around the eyes are white rings that are getting puffy. My cichlid had this same lump a month ago and it went away after it/fish popped it. I have been reading about all kinds of diseases and I do not want to do the wrong type of treatment. The cichlid is now having the bottom of his belly turning white/grey. He doesn't look too good and it seems to be happening rapidly. I have changed the water and would like to have a suggestion of what to use to treat whatever this is. I have ich/parasite medicine which I used last month. This problem is just affecting the cichlid and not the plecostamas'. Please help.

Keith - 2011-01-01
I currently have a Blue Gourami that is not eating. The food can hit him on the head and he still will not eat. This is not the first fish that has not eaten. I also lost a Marble and Golden angel fish which also just quit eating. There are no signs of injury, bloating or any outside signs. They just hang out in the back of the tank and not eat. Would like to know what could be possibly wrong? I have tested the water and everything is good.

arti kapur - 2010-12-30
We have 3 sharks. 2 of them dark grey and one silver. The silver is smaller than other two. Both the big ones have grown quite big and now have distended stomach. Could they be pregnant? Otherwise everything else--colour, movement, feeding is normal.

joe Nittolo - 2010-12-29
One of the fishes belly is distended as if it were ready to give birth and 1/2 of it's body has turned black. There are no irregular swimming pattern but a small red patch near the eye?

Afeefa Zaman - 2010-12-27
I have three white carp-like fish in my aquarium (I'm not sure what they are). One is 4 inches long and the other two are maybe 6 inches long. About three weeks ago we introduced a new fish to the aquarium who got sick and died. One of the white carp began to show red spots on its scales. The other two just acquired a pinkish tinge particularly at the fins. After a while the pink spots on the scales diminished and vanished but the fins are still pinkish. Does anybody know what I should do?