Aquarium fish are susceptible to a variety of diseases. According to the name of the disease, it is possible to talk about the occurrence of malaise by staining the skin of the fish. White-skinned fish are an infectious disease. It manifests itself in a change in the color of the fish - the skin around the tail and dorsal fin whitens. This disease is contagious, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas dermoalba. A bacterium is a pair of sticks connected with one or two flagella. Infection occurs when newly bought, already infected fish are placed immediately in the aquarium, skipping quarantine. Also, fish can become infected from corpses and cadaveric secretions or through poorly sanitized aquarium equipment and other items.
Symptoms of the disease
A sick fish reduces activity, behaves very sluggishly. She constantly keeps on a surface, having exposed a fin located on a back from water. The skin in the back, around the fin and on the caudal stem whitens, forming a stain, as if plaque. The color of the fish itself becomes yellow. The disease affects the nervous system of fish, the organs of balance and organs of coordination. If you do not start treating a sick individual on time, then as soon as the spot begins to grow, the fish will die.
First of all, you need to put healthy fish in a separate container - a quarantine aquarium. Then, in an infected aquarium, it is necessary to disinfect along with soil, plants and devices. The simplest way to disinfect: For each 1 liter of water add 10 mg of bleach. You can disinfect potassium permanganate, and it is desirable to boil the soil. All fish need to take therapeutic baths. Make a bath as follows: 10 g of water - 40 g of salt. For the prevention of fish, they can withstand 3 days, while the aeration of the water should be very good. This concentration of solution is suitable for all types of fish except barbs. For this species, the concentration of saline should be much less. Alternative solutions exist. For example, dilute 150 mg of chloramphenicol with a liter of water. Keep the fish in this solution for 5 days. Another effective method: 40 mg oxacillin or 40 mg erythromycin per 1 liter of water. To sustain also - 5 days. If you follow the primitive rules of hygiene and periodic prevention, you can find peace of mind for the health of the inhabitants of the aquarium.
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