Fungus

fish-fungus

Cause :
Fish who experience fungus have more than likely been exposed to other serious health problems or attacks, such as parasites, a physical injury or a bacterial infection. These fish are incredibly vulnerable in this state.

Prevention :
Keep fish in a friendly environment, where their fins will not be bitten and maintain healthy water quality.

Symptoms :

  • Fish will develop a white film or fuzz on their body
  • If untreated the fish will develop a cotton-like growth
  • As the fungus grows the fish will eventually die

Treatment :

  • Remove and carbon filters
  • Turn off UV sterilizers
  • Add medication as directed
  • Use 1 TBS of salt per gallon as prevention
  • Complete a 20% water change in between medical doses