an overview of how treatments work,
why they often don't work and why they sometimes kill fish.
When you have fish health problems,
this guide details the steps to take, and what to do if it isn't
possible to make a definitive diagnosis.
are an important treatment option
against bacterial diseases if they are used properly.
gives the best results against
bacterial infections - especially when dealing with severe
and dips are not generally as
effective as antibiotics given by injection. Baths and dips may
however, be useful for surface infections.
Effective treatment against anchor
worm (Lernaea) and possibly fish lice (Argulus)
is a useful option for treating
bacterial disease, but it does have some disadvantages.
can be very effective against
bacterial diseases - especially when used in conjunction with
Can be tricky to use - but is
effective against some parasites - it can also assist in gill
a treatment for marine parasites.
green and formalin
an all-round anti-parasite treatment,
especially good for white spot.
the "bad boy" of treatments
- but the best treatment for the "difficult" parasites
such as Argulus.
an effective treatment against many
parasites, especially Trichodina. Can be useful for bacterial
problems and disinfecting nets etc.
ammonium compounds: (QACs)
useful for gill disease - as it acts
as a mild disinfectant with detergent action to remove debris.
The fish keeper's standby for
parasites, gill congestion and osmoregulation problems. It's safe,