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Do the fish in your aquarium look different? Do they have white spots, cloudy eyes, or rough fins? Is their behavior unusual? Even well cared for fish can get sick, and when they do, Paws Inn Pet Essentials in Waconia, MN 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.

The help prevent your fish from getting sick, feed them properly and don't congest the tank. Monitor temperature levels. Do your partial water replacements regularly. Sometimes, however, in spite of your best efforts, diseases find their way into an fish tank. Here are some common aquarium fish diseases and the signs that your fish may be dealing with them:

Ich, short for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, is the most common fish tank parasite. Signs of ich (pronounced "ick") are: raised 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, also known as rust, gold, or velvet dust disease, which causes an unusually colored dusting on the fish's body. There are also fish lice, anchor worms, flukes, and nematodes. Various signs and symptoms include unpredictable swimming, loss of shade, excessive mucous, trouble breathing, and bloating or wasting.

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

Fungal infections are less frequent and often take the form of cotton-like growths.

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

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

Paws Inn Pet Essentials is your local pet store for all your fish requirements. You can find all you need at Paws Inn Pet Essentials in Waconia, MN. Stop by our store or call (612) 806-1854 to talk to a member of our team today!


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