Diseases of goldfish are accompanied by the same symptoms as other aquarium fish. The article presents common signs of disease and treatment methods. If you are unsure of the diagnosis, do not rush in to introduce medication.
First, check the water and normalize the conditions of detention.
The fish is alive and breathing rapidly, and the belly increases in size. If a goldfish swims belly up, then the animal is prone to obesity and vulnerable to infections that cause swim bladder problems. Reasons for swimming fish on the back:
Goldfish lie at the bottom of the aquarium for various reasons:
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Change of color – a natural phenomenon for goldfish up to 2 years. With a decrease in temperature, pets become paler.
The color is also affected by the shade of the soil, the white soil leads to the natural lightening of the color. Strange behavior and blanching caused by disease and improper content:
Damage to the tail indicates disease:
Goldfish scales fall off as a result of:
Incorrectly chosen neighbors bite the fins of goldfish. Voile varieties are particularly susceptible to this.
Injuries are caused by barbs, cichlids, cockerels and thorns. With minor injuries, the tail recovers quickly. At this time, pay increased attention to the injured, since the contamination of water may develop a fungal infection in the injured area.
If the tail or fin is bitten off to the ground, they will not grow back.
If a goldfish swims on its side or up belly, but is alive and breathing, this indicates problems with the swim bladder. Review the diet and check the water, inspect the skin and fins.
Perhaps a goldfish has an infectious disease.
Darkening of the fins caused by:
There are breeds of gold fish with a “cap” on the head (oranda, little red cap, pearl with a crown). An eruption appears in 3-4 months, sometimes unexpectedly for an aquarist. If you have a different breed of golden carp, the formation on the head is caused by:
Causes of red spots:
Scabby eyes and the appearance of whitish plaque on the eyes accompany the disease:
Inspect the skin and fins, observe the behavior of the inhabitants of the aquarium. Check the water parameters.
A change in one eye usually indicates an injury.
Responsible for cleaning the aquarium. You should know the parameters of water and check its tests.
If the goldfish has died, immediately remove the dead pet from the tank and inspect the other inhabitants of the aquarium. Before you start a fish, get acquainted with the features of running the reservoir, feeding, compatibility and maintenance of the aquarium. Goldfish die for the following reasons:
Remember that goldfish are not suitable for small tanks, they need clean water and plenty of free space. Beginners wishing to have a small aquarium can place guppies or game fish in it.