White residue on aquarium fish, the main causes and methods of treatment
Treat the RAID on the fish
All living beings suffer. Aquarium fish is no exception. They also are violations of the functioning of the body. The sooner you notice the symptoms and will begin treatment, the more fish are likely to recover more quickly and without serious consequences. If you notice a white film on aquarium fish, then maybe it’s saprolegnia. With such diseases as saprolegnia (ringworm) are often faced fish whose owners contain them in very cold water. The coating on the fish could be caused by other factors such as stress, trauma, high pH, large amount of organic substances in water. The disease is caused by several species of fungi belonging to the genera of saprolegnia and achlya. Various infectious and parasitic diseases (Pseudomonas, aeromonosis. fish diseases, etc.) are often concomitant diseases when saprolegnioza. Ringworm is spread from diseased fish to other inhabitants of the aquarium, their eggs.
In the initial stage of the disease manifests in the form of education fine white “hairs” on the skin, which are called hyphae of the fungus. Hyphae usually appear at the site of injury, cuts or sores from any other diseases. Growing, they are densely intertwined to form a clump, similar to cotton wool. These comactivate to be present also on the fins, gills, and progressing, affecting the body and cover his dirty-white or brown patina. Then and the internal organs of the fish. The color of the mycelium is white, but it can vary from yellowish to brown. With the development of the disease, fish become lethargic and to external stimuli reacts poorly. This disease can result to fish death.
Since ringworm may occur on the background of other diseases, we find the fungus, you need to carefully watch the fish and try to identify other possible disease. If you cure the main disease, ringworm can heal on its own. You can treat the fish in a community tank, and you can put the fish in special therapeutic baths. For the treatment usually used Bicillin-5. In a common aquarium, the drug is added in the ratio 500000 IU per 100 l of water. The dose of medication necessary to pre-dissolve in a separate jar with water and pour into the aquarium each evening, turning off the lights, for six days. Water temperature during treatment must be 25-S. At the time of treatment with the drug, from the aquarium to remove some plants which may adversely affect (Vallisneria, echinodorus, etc.). For short-term treatments in separate treatment baths the drug is diluted at the rate of 500000 per 10 liters of water. Fish are placed in these baths, 1 time per day for 0.5 hours. Treatment vessel shall be darkened, because the drug acts only in the dark. For the treatment of this disease may also be used such drugs as: malachite green, copper sulphate, etc. They can be purchased at the pet store.
Virus of saprolegnioza not dangerous. So your fish are not faced with this disease need to constantly monitor the optimum temperature, cleanliness and planting density. Fish should receive a varied and nutritious feed. Do not feed Tubifex manufacturers. Spawning is recommended to add one drop per ten gallons of water a 5 % solution of iodine, which will prevent the fungi fertilized eggs.