fish parasites in ornamental fish ponds.
white spot disease (ich), gill flukes and many other harmful
for koi and goldfish.
to plants and biological filters when used as directed.
fish parasites are too small to be seen without the aid of a
microscope. Parasitic infestation can nevertheless be detected
by observing certain unusual behaviors in pond fish. Because
parasites often attack the gill area and interfere with fish
respiration, parasitized pond fish affected by parasites can
be seen to either sit motionless on the pond bottom or hang
near the surface at waterfalls or fountains. Fish exhibiting
this behavior can suffocate due to gill damage if not treated
promptly. External parasites can also irritate the skin of
fish, causing damage that may lead to secondary bacterial and
fungal infections of the body and tail. Hyperactivity and
darting behavior are often associated with this problem; fish
may also scratch against objects in the pond.
is a safe, effective treatment for external parasites that
infest koi and goldfish. Early treatment is essential for
success. In some instances, however, heavily infested pond
fish may not be able to recover despite treatment. Damage to
the gills, secondary infections and stress to the immune
system can prevent recovery. Parasites controlled by FORMALIN
spot disease (Ichthyophthirius multifilis)
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