Gill Mites

gill-mites

Cause :
Fish that already have gill mites that are introduced to your aquarium. Mites feed on the gill tissue and blood of your fish.

Preventions : Keep new fish in a quarantine for up to a week before placing them in your aquarium.

Symptoms :

  • Gill covers will be partially open
  • Gasping for air at the surface

Treatment :

  • Remove and carbon filters
  • Turn off UV sterilizers
  • Add medication as directed (Parasite and fungal medications)