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Common Fish Diseases & Treatments

Disease Symptoms Treatment
Anchor Worm Red pimples on fish that develop into whitish protrusions that look like 1/2 inch splinters Lice & Anchor Worm or KnockOut™ PLUS

Dropsy Fish become bloated and scales stick straight out, giving the fish a "pine cone" appearance Isolation tank with warm water (70°F - 75°F), add MelaFix and Pond Salt

Fin/Mouth Rot Deterioration of fins from the outer edges in, and/or deterioration of the membrane surrounding the mouth. MelaFix and Pond Salt (1 lb. per 50 gal) or use Sabbactisun

Fungus White coating or cottony fuzz on fish MelaFix and Pond Salt (1 lb. per 50 gal) or use Sabbactisun

Gill Disease Sunken eyes, listlessness, gasping Isolate, Pond Salt (1 lb per 25 gal) plus MelaFix

Ick Fish scratch against objects, white spots appear, eyes become cloudy KnockOut™ PLUS, salt (1 lb per 50 gal) plus MelaFix to prevent secondary infections

Oxygen Deprivation Gasp at surface, stay by waterfall in a.m., loss of appetite Increase aeration

Pop Eye Eye(s) become inflamed and reddish in color Isolate, Pond Salt

Parasite, Epidermal Scratch against objects, skin loses slime, scales appear sunken Pond Fish Treatment or KnockOut™ PLUS

Avoid fish disease by not over crowding your fish, simple water changes and of course proper filtration. Still need help? Call 1.866.766.3435 to speak to a Pond Specialist.