Fish are susceptible to disease like any other pets and when it comes to fish diseases, the keyword is prevention. Then how to prevent fish diseases during fish farming? In this post, I’m going to share more on fish diseases and what you can do now to prevent your fish from infecting any diseases.
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Type of Fish Diseases
There are numerous diseases that are mainly categorized into three types: 1. Parasitic diseases 2. Bacterial diseases 3. Fungal diseases Sometimes even viral diseases are known to happen.
- Parasitic Diseases
Parasitic diseases are caused by parasites; the fish experiences visible white spots, excess mucus, inactivity, loss of appetite, continuous scratching against objects or the glass of the aquarium, rapid breathing, and gasping for air at the surface.
- Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial diseases in fish include symptoms such as fin, tail, and mouth rot, bloated belly, bulging eyes, loss of appetite, difficulty swimming, weight loss, color fading, and open sores.
- Fungal Diseases
Fungal diseases usually occur when bacterial or parasitic infections are active or they can appear randomly. Fungus feeds on the fish itself and it is noticeable by white cotton-like growths on the skin, mouth, or fins.
Best Remedy for Diseases
The best remedy is prevention and when it comes to prevention there are many factors to watch for: Water quality-Stress factor-Good nutrition-Action
1. Water quality
The quality of the water is one of the most important factors when it comes to disease prevention. All water parameters should be checked regularly and an equipment check is also required to make sure everything is working properly. Provide the fish with the temperature, pH, and water hardness as its natural habitat for
2. Stress factor
Fish get stressed easily when the water parameters are not suitable for them or when they are introduced to new ponds, which can lead to bullying by other fish.
In addition, when fish are stressed, their immune system weakens and they become susceptible to disease.
3. Good nutrition
Quality food is always a must for healthy fish. Be sure to research the dietary needs of each of your fish to provide proper nutrition.
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4. Acting quickly
There are commercial treatments available, but once a fish is infected it is laborious to cure it. Most often fish die when not treated promptly or if there is no treatment at all.
There are also home remedies that include chemicals and/or salt that may help but check with a professional first. When the fish becomes infected, the most important thing is to act quickly and quarantine the fish.
Also, check the other fish, and depending on the type of the disease, conduct a thorough cleaning, water change, and treatment application in the ponds to prevent other fish from becoming infected. Sometimes almost all fish become infected therefore; the whole fish pond needs to be treated with remedies if available.