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Diseases of aquarium fish

Aquarium fish, like other living creatures, susceptible to various diseases. If you want the inhabitants of Your aquarium pleasing to the eye, will not only have time to change the water and feed the fish, but to follow some other rules and also to monitor the health of beneficiaries. In this article we will discuss the main diseases of aquarium fish, symptoms, methods of treatment and prevention.

For any disease, it is important to identify it. Pay attention to the inhabitants of Your aquarium. Sick fish swims slowly or if the pendulum dangling in the water. Try to hit your finger on the glass, any healthy fish will sharply depart from the source of the noise. If the fish in response to knock is behaving sluggishly — this is a worrying sign. The presence of the disease is the fact that for a long time, the fish hangs at the water surface, not moving its fins, or Vice versa cannot rise from the bottom. Consider the most common diseases of aquarium fish.

The cause of hydrocephalus, as a rule, are unfavorable conditions: poor temperature, lack of aeration, the water is dirty. The fish who had dropsy, exophthalmia, and appears General weakness, the body swells, the scales are raised, the skin swells and becomes whitish.

Dropsy can be cured only at an early stage, so it’s very important scoreability the disease. Treatment involves a bath of 80 mg of Chloromycetin per 10 liters of water in which fish is placed for up to 30 minutes. Continue reading

Freshwater fish

Bioculatum eight-striped Cichlasoma (Cichlasoma octofasciatum), also known as cichlasoma-bee or bioculatum, it is a large and brightly colored American cichlid. She has a low and compact body, but it can grow up to 25 cm in length.Adult cichlasoma-bee is very beautiful, but what would become like this she needs at least a year. The male is more handsome, has more diamond points on the body and edges of the dorsal and anal fins reddish. At this time, there are many different color options, all thanks to interbreeding. And one of the most popular is the blue cichlasoma Dempsey, which differs from the only eight-striped color (bright blue) and weaker health. It is not very common, because the litter such juvenile at best will be 20%, and the rest will be classic color eight-striped cichlasoma.

Discus (Discus) 7 cm Discus is a peaceful fish, however it is very demanding on water parameters! So I strongly suggest that you take seriously the conditions of her imprisonment in the aquarium!

Pearl gourami 10 cm In pearl gourami strongly compressed laterally, in the shape of an elongated oval, body, dorsal and anal fins are large. The males dorsal fin is greatly elongated. The tip of his pointed. In females it is much shorter and rounded. Continue reading

Seahorses

Amazing sea horse swims vertically in the water holding on or slowly crawling along the seabed. Nature has protected his little body bone outer shell, supplied prehensile tail, marsupial pouch, eyes that can move independently from each other.

Seahorses go swimming only in those cases where there is no foothold.

Seahorses are the indigenous inhabitants of salt water. Most species live in warm tropical seas. Vast underwater meadows growing higher algae with small flowers and long green ribbon-like leaves. In these thickets gracious host to many species of marine fauna, leading a sedentary life – sponges, bryozoans, ascidians and Hydra. In the midst of algae for seahorses always covered with a generous buffet and there is a safe haven.

Seahorse is one of the few fish, leading a sedentary life.

PROTECTION

A favorite habitat of seahorses is a coastal algae in seas of the temperate and tropical zones. Continue reading

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