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Fish Diseases

Last edited - December 8, 2018

Sooner or later, we all cross paths with a bacterial or parasitic infection such as fin rot or the dreaded ich. It's an inevitable occurrence but there are many ways to prevent diseases or at least limit the damage they do. No matter how contagious or deadly a disease, a simple water change every week to keep the water clean and the correct temperature is sometimes all that it takes to ward off disease. It's also important to look for signs early on as this is when the disease is most easily remedied. Hopefully you never have to deal with a sick betta, but in case you do, here is a comprehensive list of diseases, their symptoms, and of course how to treat them.

List of disease types
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Remember prevention is key when battling fish diseases. This means to not overfeed, keep up with water changes, pick healthy fish when purchasing, using a quarantine tank, avoiding rapid changes in the water quality, and feeding the right food. However, in case of an emergency,it is nice to have an emergency first aid kit handy.


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