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- Provide Good Pond/Pool Conditions.
- Exercise Constant vigilance.
- Accurately Diagnose And Treat Diseases.
Knowing your water volume can help you in determining on the flow rate, water circulation, application of treatment, medication and more.
All measurement in meters.
Length x Width x Height (Water Level Height) x 1,000 = Litres
What Causes Fish Diseases
There exist many lower life forms such as virus, bacteria, fungus, protozoan and other parasites, some of which can only survive by living in or on fish. Not all of this is undesirable, although some have the potential to cause disease to their fish host and are called pathogens.
Where Does Fish Disease Come From
Every aquarium naturally contains pathogenic bacteria and fungus spores as part of its normal flora and fauna. Every Garra Rufa fish also carries its own population of parasites and bacteria, some even carry internal fungus. With all these disease organisms naturally present it may seem surprising that Garra Rufa doctor fish are not constantly suffering from diseases.
How Do Garra Rufa Fish Remain Healthy?
Healthy Garra Rufa fish like other animals have their own very effective system for fighting naturally present disease organisms called their immune system. This system creates barriers which initially prevent the disease organism from attacking the fish. Should any disease organism manage to breach this barrier, the immune system also has agents which actively attack the disease.
So in a healthy aquarium, the Garra Rufa fish’s natural immune system efficiently keeps the pathogens at bay. However there is a delicate balance that must be maintained between the fish and the disease organisms for the Garra Rufa doctor fish to remain healthy and disease free.
Garra Rufa fish get inflicted with various fish diseases such as:
- White Spots
- Anti Slime & Velvet
- Anti Fungus & Fin Rot
- Cotton Wool Fungus
- Internal Bacteria
- Crustacean Parasite
- Swim Bladder Infection
Is a traditional aquarium treatment used to treat a variety of Garra Rufa fish diseases.
When To Use Methylene Blue.
Use Methylene Blue to reduce toxicity of nitrite in water and as a treatment for protozoan and fungus on Garra Rufa fish.
Note: Cold water treatment and follow instructions on label. It will stain pool slightly.
If adding plants, please ensure that the plant is treated first before added into the pool. Follow the instructions on label.
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Note: Only questions related to the Garra Rufa fish which are not covered in FAQ will be entertained. Please do also attach a picture of the sick Garra Rufa Fish.
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