Ichthyophthirius multifiliis is a common disease of freshwater fish

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Columnaris (Flavobacterium columnare) is a common bacteria found in almost every aquarium. It is commonly referred to as saddleback because it can cause a depigmented zone on the back of infected fish that resembles a saddle. Other symptoms include ulcers, grayish or yellow patches on the gills, and white patches around the mouth. At the first sign of this disease, antibiotics should be administered. Although columnaris lives in almost all freshwater aquariums, increasing the pH and Hardness can help to decrease its survival in your water.
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To sum up, first determine the cause of the freshwater fish disease, fix any obvious problem(s) (water quality problems and tank mates), figure out which disease your fish has by closely observing the symptoms and then treat only if necessary. Freshwater Fish Diseases
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Photo provided by FlickrFreshwater velvet, also known as gold dust disease, is one of the most common parasitic infections found in aquarium fish.
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Information on some of the more common freshwater fish diseases. Includes descriptions of the disease symptoms and possible treatment options for tropical fish.It's a very good idea to have a small quarantine tank for new fish so that you may monitor the fish for a few weeks before adding the fish to your main tank. You can also use the quarantine tank for your fish that come down with a freshwater fish disease and can avoid adding chemicals to your main tank. Always practice good techniques and don't rush things.This freshwater fish disease page provides the common name, symptoms and treatment options for your sick freshwater fish. Before you use any medication on your tank make sure that you have properly diagnosed the freshwater fish disease and try to figure out why your tropical fish have the disease or problem to start. Many diseases are brought on by the fish being stressed due to transport or water quality issues. If you've just set up your tank, please read about new tank syndrome.Haff disease associated rhabdomyolysis is correlated with the ingestion of certainfreshwater fish and shellfish and is caused by an unidentified toxin. We report thecase of a patient who experienced rhabdomyolysis approximately 2 hours afteringestion of the freshwater fish Mylossoma duriventre(pacu-manteiga) approximately 3 years after an outbreak had beenreported in Manaus, Brazilian Amazon.In this part of the articles library you can find information about freshwater fish diseases. One of the most common fish diseases in freshwater aquariums is White Spot Disease. This disease is also known as Ich or Ick due to the name of the causing parasite - Ichthyophthirius multifilis. Other commonly occurring parasites in freshwater aquariums are Gyrodactylus, Oodinium pillularis, Trichodonella, Trichodinaand Tripartiella. Bacteria, virus and fungus are other micro organisms that can cause severe problems in a freshwater aquarium. The preferred treatment will naturally depend on the specific infection. The best defense against fish disease is however to prevent outbreaks in the first place. Keep your fish in supreme condition by providing them with a suitable living environment and feeding them nutritious food. Also make every effort to avoid the introduction of new malevolent microorganisms to the aquarium when buying new fish, invertebrates, plants etcetera. In October 2008, an outbreak of 27 cases of Haff disease that were associated with theconsumption of Mylossoma duriventre (pacu-manteiga),Colossoma macropomum (tambaqui) andPiaractus brachypomus (pirapitinga) fish from theBrazilian north Amazon region was reported.() Haff disease is considered an emerging disease, whose importancewill increase as population growth leads to increasing consumption of freshwater fish,particularly in the Brazilian Amazon region.