**These treatments are for fish-only
aquariums and not for reef tanks.
Treatment and Links
A). Small white
dots cover the fish. Fish are stressed and some breathe
Use: Copper Sulfate -or- Forma-Green
B). Medium to
medium-large white dots and a heavy slime cover the fish. Copper
does not work, and Formaldehyde/Malachite Green does not work
This is a resistant strain of Cryptocaryon Irritans
that has recently been seen.
Use: Quinine Sulfate works
well for this
C). The skin on
the fish appears to fall apart or slough off. In severe
cases ulcerations are apparent. Fish may breathe heavily
without showing any signs on the skin. There may be a
skin-like or whitish substance coming out of the gills.
Brooklynella Hostilis - One of
the largest killers of marine fish
for a 5-7 day long term bath. If you have scaless fish
affected by this condition you will need to use Quinine Sulfate
for 7 days.
D). The fish are
covered with a yellowish, mucoid type substance
Use: Forma-Green for a 7 day
This disease is caused by poor water quality and
E). White worms
are seen on the skin and fins. There are also worms on the
glass or in the substrate
Turbellarian worms are found
in dirty, overcrowded aquaria.
Use: De-Los -or- Praziquantel
If you have sharks or lion fish, do not use the De-los
F). Fish flash and
swim erratically, rubbing against items inside the aquarium. The
eyes or vent may also be affected. Skin ulcerations with
bacterial invasion may follow
These worms may crawl into the vent or snout of the fish
Use: De-los to rid the tank of
the parasites. If you see a secondary bacterial infection
in the ulcerations, treat the tank with Kanamycin.
G). The fish flash
around and gasp for air. The fish seem hyper-active at
Your fish are affected by
Use: Praziquantel -or- De-los.
Do not use De-los if you have sharks or lionfish in the aquarium
H). The fish seem
to have a pimple under the skin. As the disease advances,
necrotic tissue and external ulcerations are visible.
Death is quick.
Uronema Marinum -or-
Uronema and Miamiensis attack
the fish from the inside out. These are ciliated protozoa
and are closely related.
Use: Quinine Sulfate once, every 3 days, for a 9 day bath.