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Identifying The Various Tropical Fish Diseases

Aug 15, 2008
There are a variety of tropical fish diseases that may affect your pet tropical fish. Identifying these diseases and taking appropriate measures to counteract them is essential to ensuring the healthy life of your fish, and ensuring that they're as happy as possible.

We'll look at the first of the tropical fish diseases we'll be discussing in this article, the disease called 'Shimmy'. Shimmy is one of the tropical fish diseases where your fish looks like it's moving at an inordinate rate. It seems to move fast, but it doesn't move its fins much at all. This is a sign of shimmy and should you notice it, you should have it treated as quickly as possible.

Ich spots are another form of tropical fish diseases. Ich spots are tiny spots, usually of a white colour, that appear over your tropical fish. If you notice these ich spots you should once again seek some form of medicine to treat your pet tropical fish. Another similar type of tropical fish diseases, is one that has red sores appearing all over your tropical fish. If you notice these sores, you should treat them as quickly as possible. As time progresses the sores will begin to grow larger and larger, if they grow too large, then you risk your pet tropical fish developing the worst of tropical fish diseases.

A common way of identifying whether or not your fish has tropical fish diseases is attempting to find out if your tropical fish has a loss of its appetite. Fish that show lack of interest in other fish, disinterest in their surroundings, or have a loss of appetite, may be developing some other form of disease which may not be readily identifiable. You should check for such symptoms and if noticed, purchase some tropical fish medicine that can deal with the disease most likely associated with your tropical fish.

Tropical fish diseases aren't as rare as some people may think, poor tank maintenance, incorrect food, or incorrect lighting, can all go towards negatively influencing the life of your tropical fish. If you want your tropical fish to be as happy and healthy as possible, ensuring they live a life free from tropical fish diseases, then make sure that you keep an eye on them, and treat them well.

Remember that tropical fish, like any other pet, require care, love and nurturting. If you provide your tropical fish with the appropriate care and love they need, then they should live healthy and fulfilling lives.
About the Author
John Hubert is a researcher of tropical fish, and has written the lens on Tropical Fish Diseases. He recommends the ebook written by Matthew Walls - Caring For Your Tropical Fish.
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