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Jacob Bogatin: Fish diseases

September 17, 2010

Diseases of fish are divided into factor and the resulting stimulants. Generally, most fish, regardless of where they were purchased, bear the agents of several diseases – unfortunately, a necessary evil. According to Jacob Bogatin the disease might not manifest itself and stay dormant. Therefore it is impossible to visually determine the presence of the disease.

It is for this reason, often a week or two after purchasing fish, it starts to hurt, though outwardly at the time of purchase was perfectly healthy. This is particularly true of so-called factor diseases. Their development is stimulated by external environmental factors, such as: contaminated water, it is too low and sometimes too high a temperature, poor feeding, etc.

Determine whether the disease can only when symptoms appear, as evidence of the disease, but to accurately diagnose the disease can be only by taking scrapings of the mucous fish. Visually you can with some degree of probability to determine the nature of the disease: it is bacterial, fungal or parasitic, although very often they occur in parallel and Jacob Bogatin has confirmed this so far.

For example, a parasitic disease very quickly lead to a weakening of the immune system that promotes the development of a bacterial infection that is often accompanied by ulceration. At these ulcerative lesions as secondary infection, fungi colonize, and they emit toxins impede wound healing. Thus as Jacob Bogatin says we have a whole bunch of diseases occurring simultaneously in the same fish.

The same diagnosis difficult by the fact that symptoms of many illnesses are quite similar, especially in the early stages of development. Division of mucus, ulceration, lethargy, refusal to feed, rapid breathing, or a glassy whitish feces, Pre-loaded fins, etc. – Each of these symptoms are evidence of the development of the disease.

Factor in the treatment of diseases, the first thing to do is to identify and try to eliminate the factors that caused the disease, that is to optimize the conditions of detention of fish and restore their immune system (if this is the time). Diversify the use of feeding fortified feed or water-soluble vitamins for the aquarium. If necessary, apply therapy of drugs.

There is a large group of diseases caused by pathogens and parasites.
Susceptibility to parasitic diseases are not always depend on the status and immunity of fish. For the occurrence of these diseases Jacob Bogatin says should be hitting the pathogen in the aquarium, but it may also occur with acquired new fish and plants from infected aquarium with water and often with a live feed. Such diseases require urgent medical treatment as quickly weaken the immune system of fish.