Goldfish parasite infection

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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

goldfish parasite infection

Refer to:

Oxygenating Water

Water Parameters

Recommend using

Sea Salt and Garlic Remedy


Garlic Remedy (for fish that cannot tolerate salt)

Read the 10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Keeping


Goldfish symptoms and ailments


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Author: Brenda Rand


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