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Do the fish in your aquarium look different? Do they have white patches, cloudy eyes, or rough fins? Is their behavior unusual? Even well cared for fish can get sick, and when they do, Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton, NC has the fish health and wellness products to bring them back to their normal, healthy selves. We also supply everything you need to keep your fish healthy and balanced.

The help prevent your fish from getting sick, feed them properly and do not congest the tank. Monitor temperature levels. Do your partial water replacements routinely. In some cases, however, in spite of your best efforts, diseases find their way into an aquarium. Here are some common aquarium fish diseases and the signs that your fish could be suffering from them:

Ich, short for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, is the most common aquarium parasite. Signs of ich (pronounced "ick") are: increased white spots, rapid breathing, rubbing against accessories, or darting about the tank. There are medications and other treatments available for ich.

Other parasites include chilodonella, with symptoms similar to ich, and oodinium, aka rust, gold, or velvet dust disease, which triggers an unusually colored dusting on the fish's body. There are also fish lice, anchor worms, flukes, and nematodes. Different symptoms include unpredictable swimming, loss of shade, extreme mucous, difficulty breathing, and bloating or wasting.

After parasites, one of the most common illnesses are bacterial infections, such as fin and tail rot. Symptoms of the bacterial disease are white film, cloudy eyes, ragged fins, and open sores. Bacterial infections are difficult to treat since prescription antibiotics can interfere with the fish tank and filter.

Fungal infections are much less regular and usually take the form of cotton-like growths.

Viral infections occur in goldfish and koi but are less common in other aquarium fish.

If you see or suspect any of these issues in your fish, it's a good idea to speak to an expert regarding diagnosis and treatment. Pictures and videos can be helpful in conveying the symptoms you're seeing.

Rutherford Pet Supply is your local pet store for all your fish requirements. You can find all you need at Rutherford Pet Supply in Spindale Rutherfordton, NC. Stop by our store or call (828) 248-2336 to talk to a member of our team today!


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