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Flowerhorn Fish Diseases and Threatments

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

Basic Remedy Aquarium Salt


Aquarium Salt is pure salt (Sodium Chloride) prepared from evaporated sea water. It doesn’t have any additives like iodine, calcium silicate or anti-caking agents so it’s safe for freshwater aquariums. Aquarium salt is beneficial for your fish and helps improve gill function



Benefits of Aquarium Salt


Adding SALT to your freshwater aquarium provides numerous benefits, according to experts. Read on to learn how changing the salt concentration in your aquarium could possibly benefit fish.



1. Fights Diseases


A major health benefit of aquarium salt is that it is used in the treatment of various diseases such as protozoan infections. Actually, salt is thought to encourage mucus production, which is vital for removing any parasites inside the gills of the fish and other body parts. Low aquarium salt doses also remove additional mucus that accumulates in instances of parasitic illness.



2. Prevents Parasites


Since fish have various organs that allow them to adapt easily to small differences in salt concentrations, they are able to survive. However, pathogens like protozoa and bacteria are simpler forms of life without any internal organs for regulating differences in the concentrations of salt. Most parasites live topically on the surface of the skin and thus they are vulnerable to high salt concentration. The salt concentration can be altered to weaken the present pathogens without putting the fish in danger.



3. Reduces Toxicity


Aquarium salt assists fish remove ammonia and prevents the absorption of nitrite. Salt compound comprises of sodium as well as chloride. The chloride ions lessen nitrite toxicity and therefore provide the fish protection against its hostile effects.



4. Enhances the Aquarium Environment


Most tap water sources contain low amounts of dissolved salts when compared to the natural environment of a fish. Adding aquarium salt simply makes the fish more comfortable. In fact, certain varieties of fish have better rates of survival with fewer cases of diseases when they have some salt added into their tanks.



1. White Spot Disease


You will see many white spots appear all over fish. Fins are clumped together and they act a bit more lethargic than usual. Fish stop eating and stay at corner of the tank.


Cause:


The cause of this condition is Ichthyophithirius multifilis (ICH ), a ciliated protozoan. Bad water quality. Low water temperatures (< 25°C). Feeding with LIVE or FROZEN food which contain parasite.


Treatment:


Water treatment or direct treatment is not work that much as parasite resides under the skin of fish. It is highly contagious disease which require entire aquarium treatment. The best way to stop this is stopping breeding cycle of ICH by cleaning tank thoroughly.


To Cure White Spots:


Place KORDON ICH INHIBITOR in your tank. Add aquarium salt at 3g/ltr of water every 3 days together with the medication (Kordon Ich inhibitor). After 3rd day, tank must be washed thoroughly to eliminate the causative agent. Use KORDON MALACHITE GREEN to clean tank.


Preventive Measures:


Using the KORDON PREVENT ICH FISH DISEASE INHIBITOR and PREVENTATIVE to your tank. Quarantine new fish for three to four weeks.Avoid