Are My Fish Healthy?
This is a question we are often asked, below you
will find lots of useful advice on fish health, if you can't find
what you need then please call (local rate) 0845 1667325.
Surrey Aquatics Ltd. understands that your fish are
your pets and we value them as you do. like you we are fanatical
about fish, we are here to help and our advice is free.
At Surrey Aquatics Ltd. we believe that with most
things in life 'Prevention is better then cure. You can do a lot
to help your self by adding Tonic Salt to your aquarium which helps
prevent the diseases covered in this section, regularly checking
the Ph and Nitrite levels, and carrying out water changes such as
10% per week to ten days as we do and 25% every month to 6 weeks.
Also, the temperature can play a major factor and should be 75-80
F (24-26C). For ponds replacing evaporated water can help keep temperatures
comfortable for your fish.
The section is split into three for ease of
use: Aquatic Marine and Pond.
Aquatic Fish - Problems and Resolutions
The symptoms of this bacterial infection are easy
to spot. If a fish is swimming oddly such as swimming on the surface,
or very close to, and can't swim down in the water or perhaps on
the bottom of the pond and can't get up then this is a clear symptom
of swimbladder infection. Fish may also be unable to swim upright
and may roll to either side.
To cure this simply buy a swimbladder treatment
which can be appied on its own or with Aqualibrium tonic salt. Ask
us for more details.
Symptoms for this parasite are often rapid gill
movement, the fish may flick or rub itself against objects and there
will be white spots which look like salt on the skin and tail of
To cure this you can use any of the following Anti
Whitespot, WS3 or Protozin. Ask us for more details.
Abdominal Swelling (Dropsy)
Swollen Eyes (Popeye)
Open Sores (Ulcers)
These are generally easily visible and identifiable
whilst other symptoms of internal bacterias can be a hollowed abdomen,
listless behaviour, loss of appetite, blood streaks under the skin
and the fish may darken from its normal colour.
To cure we can supply an anti-internal bacteria
This is quite common and appears as a white cotton
wool rash on the fish on or near or the mouth and also on the body.
To cure this one you can use Anti Fungus, Protozin
or Fungus cure.
This is also highly visible and appers as the tail
or fins being eaten away.
The cure is any of the following, Anti Fungus and
Finrot, Mxyazin, Melafix or Finrot cure.
Slime and Velvet
This appears as white or grey patches of slime
or a dusting of gold/yellow spots on the fish (velvet).
To cure this we recomend Anti Slime and Velvet
or Protozin. Ask for more details on any of thede products.
Symptoms for this parasite are disc or worm-like
parasites attached to the skin or fins and maggot-like parasites
in the fishes gills. Other symptoms can include flicking and rubbing
against objects. rapid gill movement and there may also be red,
irritated areas of skin. If in doubt then please feel free to call
The cure for this one is Anti Crustacean Parasite treatment or Sterazin.
Hole In the Head
Don't panic! This is not as bad as it sounds though
it must be treated. It is most common in fish like Cichlids like
Discus and Oscars.
The cure for this is a product called Octozin.
Marine Fish - Problems and
More information shortly
come back soon.