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Aquatic Plants & Animals for Your Pond & Aquarium.

Greenhouses & Hatcheries at 7125 Tanglewood Dr, Independence OH. 44131 1-800-524-3492

Fish Disease Remedies

Since the early 1900s Tricker's hatcheries have been breeding and raising fishes. Fish are subject to a wide spectrum of diseases. They are affected by water temperature, pH, osmotic pressures, dissolved gases, and other elements. These also determine whether or not a disease agent can or will cause disease in a fish.

Ich (ichthyophthiriasis) is a prevalent disease that fish contract. It's caused by a microscopic protozoan that causes white spots in the skin and gills of the fish. Ich damages the protective skin of the fish and bacteria or fungi may invade the fish. The best control of ich is prevention. New plants and fish can introduce unsuspected ich. An excellent preventative measure is to treat your pond before adding fish or plants.

General Indications
Ich or "White Spot" disease
Terminate Preventative Collection
Scratching, rubbing on rocks, salt-n-pepper appearance on the skin.
Melafix, Salt, Patassium Permanganate
Fins frayed, scummy scales, cloudy eyes.
General Malaise
Tricker's Turk's Island Sea Salt.
General symptions not clear but the fish seem uneasy and acting differently. Use sea salt as a general tonic.
Bacteria, Funuculosis, ulcer disease, red spots, etc.
Medicated Fish Food, Aqua-Prazi, Melafix, Potassium Permanganate, Preventative Collection
Lethargic,seek sides of holding tank, stays near the surface, redness at base of find and in moutn. Tail rot, skin ulcers, red wounds or fununculosis.
Turk's Island Sea Salt, Aqua-Prazi, Potassium Permangnate, Preventative Collection
Parasites attached to fish. Lethargic, Flashing or rubbing sides of holding tank. Gasping for air at the surface.
Ammonia Poisoning
Ammonia Ease
Gasping for air at the surface. Lethargic. Lay on bottom of the pond. Red fins.