One of the most tragic events that could happen to your aquarium is that your loveable tank mates could get sick and die of a disease that you were unaware of how to cure.
This post is here to help explain the top 5 most common aquarium fish diseases and how to fix them so you can keep your fish healthy, happy and allow them to have a long lifespan.
5 Common Fish Diseases Plus Prevention and Cure
Prevention is Key
Dealing with fish diseases isn’t fun, and we’re sure you don’t want to see your fish buddies suffer or go through stress. Prevention is key in order to make sure your tank mates lives are long and happy.
Remember to purchase fish that are free of all signs of stress and disease. When choosing a fish to purchase, take your time to make sure that the other fish in the tank are healthy.
It would be a good idea to even place all new fish in a quarantine tank for 2 weeks to make sure that your newly purchased fish isn’t going to bring new parasites and contaminate your existing tank.
If buying new plants, make sure they are clean before placing them into your new tank. Keep movement and handling to a minimum when purchasing new fish to reduce stress.
Avoid drastic water changes, keep the tank clean and water parameters stable. Feed your fish a healthy diet and don’t overcrowd your tank.
What's Your Experience?
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