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Goldfish scratching caused by parasites

Goldfish scratching caused by parasite infection. Not all, but most parasites cause discomfort. Fish rub and scratch on the gravel bed or decorations. They dart through the water in an effort to escape the infernal itch. The bigger the infection, the bigger the itch. We call them pests, and rightly so. Parasites are easy to discourage by improving water value. They prefer water that’s warm and stagnant. Enclosed aquariums typically provide these conditions that bad bugs thrive in

Pet shop medications are not the solution, harming the fish and the environment it lives in

Increase water value by testing KH and GH. Buffer to high end of comfort zone if necessary. Last, but not least, test pH. Low levels indicate water low in oxygen if KH is healthy. KH (carbonate mineral) and O2 (oxygen) combined make up the value of pH

Remove aquarium top. Push a pitcher deep into the water filling it. Pour it back in and repeat several times to remove carbon dioxide from water; a gas created from waste. Test pH. It should be well into the comfort zone

Treat with natural remedies to finish off the bad bugs

Goldfish parasite infection

By | 2020-08-05T09:00:22-05:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Default Category|Tags: , |

Buy the Books Goldfish parasite infection on body and finson goldfish and Koi Goldfish parasite infection is easy to eliminate using natural remedies. Improving water quality discourages these bad bugs; thriving in warm water low in oxygen. Use natural remedies instead of over the counter chemicals. Chemically based products destroy beneficial bacteria, and loss of friendly bugs could put your fish at risk for ammonia or nitrite poisoning. These dangerous products often push the fish over the edge as well as friendly bugs. Pet shops medications are actually chemicals. Medications can disrupt the cycle as well as poison the fish Plants also spread parasites. The entire house could be contaminated by the time you notice. Parasites thrive in warm water that is low in oxygen. In most cases the water quality is poor where infection is heavy. Common parasites are flukes that look like white blobs and ich, looking much like a white head. A not so common parasite is the anchor worm Goldfish frantic Parasites must be introduced into an environment. Give your new fish and plants a quick dip in a salt bath to eliminate the risk of infection Goldfish darting Parasites cannot tolerate heavily oxygenated water. Cold water that is rich in oxygen discourages formation and reproduction of bad bacteria and parasites Goldfish rubbing gravel decorations Parameters should be boosted to optimum levels before starting treatment. Heavily oxygenated water rich in mineral value alone will retard reproduction. Adding a natural remedy to healthy water will destroy the bad bugs. In most cases a second treatment is required to destroy hatching larvae goldfish parasite infection Perform a life saving water change by clicking here Refer to: Oxygenating Water Water Parameters Recommend using Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy or Garlic Remedy (for fish that cannot tolerate salt) Gel Food with natural antibiotic Read the 10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Keeping Back to Diagnose symptoms and treat All rights Author: Brenda Rand

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