HOW TO TREAT SALTWATER AQUARIUM PARASITES WITH FRESHWATER
- Cryptocaryon irritans (Marine Ich)
- Amyloodinium (Velvet)
- Turbellarian (Black Ich)
- Brooklynella (Anemone Fish Disease)
Cryptocaryon irritans - Also known as Marine Ich, Cryptocaryon irritans is a fast-spreading parasite infection that results in myriad pinhead-sized gray nodules on the body, fins and gills of infected fish. This disease causes excessive skin irritation, respiratory distress, faded color and flashing.
- Quarantine the infected fish from other non-infected fishes in a hospital tank.
- Prepare a 5-gallon bucket of freshwater – make sure to match the water temperature, pH, and water hardness as closely as possible to the parameters in your main tank.
- Treat the water with dechlorinating solution to remove chlorine and other toxic chemicals.
- Use a mesh net to transfer the sick fish into the bucket.
- Let the fish rest in the freshwater bath for between 2 and 8 minutes, depending on the fish’s reaction to the treatment.
- Watch the fish carefully – if it starts to show signs of stress, return him to the quarantine tank immediately.
- Use the mesh net to transfer the fish back to the quarantine tank.
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