What Is VHSV?
The Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus was reportedly introduced to the United States from European fish farms. It is incredibly potent, and able to quickly kill fish. Fish catch the virus when they are exposed to infected fish, or water that contains the virus. As a result, be very careful when filling a fish tank, and make sure the water is of good quality.
VHSV Symptoms In Fish
If there are low levels of the virus, the fish may not show outward symptoms, but this can rapidly change. If the virus spreads however, the fish may experience haemorrhaging across their body. These appear as red spots along the fins, eyes, and gills. Viral Hemorrhagic Septicaemia will also cause considerable damage to the internal organs, including the bladder, kidney, and intestines.
Fish infected with Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia will appear to be listless. This means that they will either not swim around at all, or be constantly swimming around in the same pattern. They will also tend to hang out at the surface much more often. You can sometimes clearly see internal bleeding on the skin of the fish.
How To Treat VHSV In Your Tank?
Our special treatments drops can be applied directly to your tank. There will be no side effects if the drops are used as indicated on the label.