Flower Horn Paradise
Concept, Design, Maintained by Dot Technology. 19998-2002
|Diseases & Medications|
NESH Life Water for our aquarium.
However, to avoid any mistakes in medication and prevention of diseases, sufficient knowledge and understanding is compulsory to make you a successful breeder.
[ External / Physical Injuries ]
Just like we human, open wound left unattended or treated will lead to infection. On a fish, infection will lead to the damage of their body surface, gills and mouth. As soon as you noticed the symptoms or infection, treat it as soon as possible.
When the skin is rotting, or when the body or gills of the fish is infected, first of all, add in the antibacterial and small amount of salt into a proprietary tap water conditioner to prevent further parasite, germs or bacterial infections. If the injuries is too serious, you can lift up the fish from the water and apply "Mercurouchrome" and veterinary iodine-base antiseptics onto the wounds. If outbreak happen, quarantine the fish to prevent the disease from affecting other fish.
Bacterial and fungal diseases infection can be treated with Methylene Blue (1-3 ppm dosage) or with Furazolidone (0.5 - 1mg/L dosage) or Chlorotetracycline (10-20 mg/L dosage). While your injured Flower Horn on medication, keep a close watch for the development of any possible further symptoms. Monitor the medication concentration from time to time and changes water when necessary.
[ White Spot Disease or "Ich" ]
Most common observed infection is the White Spot Disease. Reason behind this is because of the sudden changes of the water temperature.
[ Hole-In-The-Head Disease ]
The infection of this disease could be due to either lack of nutrition from imbalance diet or parasites. However, the main reason for the infection is due to the lack of nutrition. Typical parasite known to produce this type of result is a protozoan parasite, Hexamita.
Beside preventions, early realization and getting immediate treatment is equally important too
[ Gill Disease ]
Poor water condition is likely to be a main contributor factor that causes gill disease, or from dirty baits infection.
Symptoms / Behavior:
While treating the gill disease caused by parasite infections, the medicine will destroy the bacteria, therefore, improve the general water conditions often eases this problem. It would be better to use activated carbon or change the water in order to filter off the medicine and built up the biological filter system earlier on.
We do not warrant its correctness or its fitness for use.