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Fish Parasite Treatments

Parasites will present themselves occasionally on aquatic life. They commonly arrive as hitchhikers on newly introduced fish and plants. Poor water quality, stress and inadequate nutrition can weaken the fish’s immune and defense responses causing parasitic outbreaks. Using aquarium salt is a great preventive and commonly used in conjunction with parasitic treatment.

FAQs About Fish Parasite Treatments

Parasites that affect fish will vary according to the type of fish, however some common parasites include ich, anchor worms, and aquatic lice.

Many parasites are visible to the human eye but fish will show signs of illness such as rapid breathing, scratching on surfaces around the aquarium and erratic swimming behaviors.