Diseases

Recognising, treating and avoiding fish invertebrate diseases

Are your aquarium fish ill? Are your aquarium fish showing disease symptoms? Would you like to diagnose aquarium fish diseases?

You can browse through pictures of sick fish to diagnose aquarium fish diseases here: Online Hospital . After that we will show you how to combat the aquarium fish diseases quickly and reliably and how to prevent them.

General information

About 90 % of all fish diseases can be put down to a weakening of the fish’s immune system. This means the application of remedies can fight the pathogen but doesn’t generally eliminate the cause. It is therefore very important to determine the cause. In most cases you can find the causes in the following areas:

New fish

Even when newly purchased fish do not show any obvious signs of illness, they still can be carriers of parasites or pathogen bacteria. It often happens that these “new” germs for the previous inhabitants are unknown so that they haven’t developed enough resistance to them. This situation is reminiscent of the Spanish conquest of South America, when they wiped out huge parts of the population with the cold viruses they brought with them! Please don’t always blame the pet shop retailer!

Expired food

The food has been open for more than three months. The vitamin content is then far too low. It is no long enough to build up any resistance.

As soon as the first signs of disease become noticeable IMMEDIATE action is required. In most cases people wait too long. Example: As soon as a “little spot” becomes visible, treatment must result. Waiting too long leads to that one little spot (white spot disease) coming off the skin, falling to the bottom and, after a capsule formation, releasing 1000 new spot pathogens, which increase the likelihood of infection to all the other aquarium inhabitants.