Learning More About Fin Rot

As anyone who cares for fish knows, taking care of fish and keeping them healthy can be tricky at times. The flukes parasites are a prime example. An aquarium creates many problems for fish that they would not have in the wild. Thankfully, where there are problems there are also solutions.
One particular problem that stumps many fish owners is flukes. Unlike diseases like Fin Rot, flukes are difficult to work out and tricky to get rid of. This is in part because not that many people know how to properly take care of and treat flukes.
If you suspect your fish are suffering from this disease, then keep reading. We will review the cause, the symptoms, treatment and prevention of flukes in your aquarium. Although tricky to diagnose, treatment can be easy with the right medication.

What Are Flukes?

Flukes, otherwise known as Trematoda, are a kind of flatworm. These flatworms are parasitic in nature, and are very bad for your fish. Normally, they have two stages in their life. The first is as a worm. The second stage is as a snail. There are between 18,000 and 24,000 species of Trematoda in the world, including many that may pray on your fish.
Causes of flukes can include poor water brought in from a fresh water or salt-water source (depending on the kind of fish you have.) In addition, introducing native fish to captive fish can put the fish in your tank at risk of contracting this parasite. Stress can also leave the fish susceptible to infection from the flukes parasites.

What Are Some Symptoms?

Some of the more noticeable fluke symptoms include listlessness and wounds. The fish will tire very easily, and spend large amounts of time not swimming. Lesions may appear across the body, and areas may look like they are haemorrhaging.

What Can You Do To Treat It?

Flukes used to be one of the most difficult of all fish disease to treat. But our droplets make treating your tank against these parasites an easy job. It is also suggested that you quarantine the fish until their health is restored. Our treatment usually only takes a few days to take effect.

Flukes Prevention

As covered before, be very careful about the kind of water you introduce to your aquarium. Make sure that it is from a good source, is kept at the right temperature, and has its PH levels correct. As long as you catch the flukes early, a cure is almost always possible. Be sure to quarantine the fish to stop an outbreak.