Discus Deseases

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discus fish desease

The great desire of aquarists who feed Discus is that their fish are healthy and happy.

However, due to some negativity, the discus may be sick immediately. Discus fish gets sick very quickly, but discus is the easiest fish to treat.

Discus fish before the disease, white faeces, lack of appetite, dark color of the mucosa, white spots, trapezoidal swimming, such as some symptoms are seen.


Bacterial diseases


"Pseudomona and Aeromonas" group of bacteria that are most effective at the beginning of bacterial infections are the most common. This type of infection can cause rapid death because of rapid spread. Infections may appear as a symptom between the eye bulge and slight pinking towards the fins. This pinking is usually more clear and distinctive in fishes in blue tones. Darkening of the color, fragmentation of the fins, acceleration of respiration are the main symptoms. Fish disease during the severe period of severe mucosal layer by throwing, rapid respiration, in a dark state tries to position itself in a corner of the aquarium. In some cases, side turns and loss of balance may occur. Equilibrium losses indicate that the fish is one step closer to death.

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In general, this type of infection may develop due to osmotic shocks, sudden changes in temperature and pH. In some cases, it is seen after the injuries that occur when catching with the bucket. This type of sports is available in the aquarium environment and immediately starts to damage the mucosal layer of the fish. It forms a white cotton on the mouth and fins of the fish. Therefore it can be mixed with Columnaris. Some species can spread to other aquariums in the environment by evaporation. Acriflavin or potassium permanganate should be used for its treatment. Permasol (potassium permanganate) is ideal for short-term baths.

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White Speckle (Ichthyopthirius)


The white spot is a common condition in discus. This disease can be easily seen with the eye on the fish. As the name suggests, the skin consists of large and small spots on the white. After a certain ripening period, the parasite leaves the fish and falls to the ground. After the appropriate development period, depending on the heat explodes in the water and hundreds or even thousands of individuals find a suitable surface to settle on the fish. The fish tries to rub the objects as a symptom. As for the treatment, 1 teaspoon of salt is applied to every 10 liters in the aquarium and fish is made with a short-term potassium permanganate bath.

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Gill parasites


Gill parasites are particularly dangerous for puppies. Generally, pairs that are put into production should be treated in advance for such parasites. Because many rootstock fish have this type of parasites, but have gained immunity. The pups are immediately affected by these conditions and rapid deaths can be observed. As a symptom, it tries to show this situation by fast opening and closing of the gills (hard breathing) in the fish and in the gills, nervous circulation in the tank, one of the gill covers while the other is closed, the friction to objects, darkening the colors occasionally. Normally it is normal for an adult discus to open and close the gill lids 60 times per minute. This number may increase in puppy discus. In some cases, accelerations in respiration can be detected by compression of the digestion due to feeding. This situation should not be confused with gill parasites.

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Hexamita (Hexamita Octemitus Spironucleus) causes holes in the head. Most sources report that this disease is a digestive disease. This type of disease is usually caused by severe illness or malnutrition due to malnutrition in the head. The fish cleans all their needs from the tissue here, and they are attacked by the opportunistic hexamide. The holes begin to form holes in the cartilage parts of the head. In the following stages, a liquid is filtered over the eyes. Some small holes in the head should not be confused with this situation. These holes may be an indicator of age. The duration of treatment should be prolonged in fish which have severe disease and should be fed with vitamins and mineral rich foods rather than the main treatment and help to rebuild the cartilage tissue.


As a medication, 50 liters of water will be taken from the drugstore by using a tablet called Flagly (500mg). The temperature is increased to 32 ° C. Fish is continued until it responds to treatment. When the feed begins to eat vitamins and minerals containing drugs in the head part of the debris is tried to be removed. This type of fish should be under strict supervision. Because discus digestion is very weak. At any moment the situation can return to the old. Traces should be continued by adding a trace of flagly. In short, a long period of treatment is expected in this disease Discus.

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