Cloudy eye disease will cause the surface or lens of the eye to appear cloudy with a whiteish opaque appearance. Initially there might not be too much of a change in behavior of your fish but you will notice the eye discoloration and excessive mucus may build up on the surface of the eye.
Columnaris is a common bacterial disease which affects tropical fish. It is often mistaken for a fungal infection due to its mouldy or cottony-like appearance. The mouth and fins of the fish may show signs of corrosion. Once the gills get infected the fish will begin breathing rapidly due to lack of oxygen. Gradually sores […]
Dropsy is a condition with a number of possible causes. It is normally caused by internal infections by a number of different bacterial species. Weakened fish living in stressful conditions are at a higher risk of contacting dropsy.
As the name suggests, fin rot is a common disease that infects aquarium fish, causing the fins or tail to rot and disintegrate. As the disease advances the fins will get noticeably shorter, becoming red and enflamed along with bloody patches or streaks.
Fish lice, also known as Argulus, are one of the biggest parasites (5-10 mm) and visible with the naked eye. Argulus adhere to the flesh by means of various suckers and hooks. Once attached their mouth pierces the skin and they begin to feed on the host fish.
Fungal infections are among the most common diseases seen in tropical fish. Because fungal spores are found in all fish tanks, they can quickly create problems in stressed, injured, or diseased fish. The most common type of fungus is called Saprolegnia which causes ‘cotton wool’ like growths to appear on the fins, gills, mouth and eyes of infected fish