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Diseases of aquarium fish guppies

Aquarium fish guppy (Poecilia reticulata or Lebistes reticulata) are considered to be strong enough and healthy fish, so rarely get sick.

But still at the wrong conditions of keeping and feeding, they can also get sick.

The most common guppy diseases include the following:

The mycobacteriosis (fish tuberculosis)

Trichodinid

Platforms

Scoliosis

Fin rot

Red scab

Split and compression of the fins

Hermaphroditism

The mycobacteriosis is manifested by the fact that the fish looks much emaciated, the abdomen retracted it. These fish simply destroy and disinfect aquarium plants decontaminate bitsillinom.

Specific guppy parasite is a ciliate, trichodina modest, which causes trichodinid. The disease appears as the depletion of fish, especially juveniles, although adult guppies can be carriers of the parasite. For the treatment used salt, methylene blue and acriflavine, as well as increase the water temperature above 34 degrees.

Dangerous invasive disease guppies is platforms. Most characins him sick guppies. Fry them can be infected from the mother. Disease manifests itself by the fading of color, and the body of the fish is at an angle of 45-60 degrees with my tail down. Sick guppies can jump up, trying printingmachines body position, they cease to eat. Platforms is incurable today, so destroy everything in the aquarium and equipment disinfected.

The guppy fry is frequently observed and such disease as scoliosis, meaning curvature of the spine, the etiology of which remains unexplored. Presumably, the scoliosis occurs because of trauma, developmental disorders of the oocyte with improper feeding of the pregnant females, prolonged oxygen starvation.

Fin rot often occurs in spherical forms guppies is a collapse of the inter-beam tissue. Treated with bicillin 5, brilliant green with sulphate of copper and white streptocid.

Red scab is common among male guppies, when the tip of the caudal fin appears bright red plaque. The affected part should be cut, in water to make sodium chloride 2.5 g per 1 liter of water in the aquarium. The fish are also treated with chloramphenicol.

One of the most common guppy diseases is “split”, i.e. the splitting of the fin. More common in black red tail guppy males and carpeted.

Hermaphroditism in guppies is a development along with the ovary and testis.

Also guppies can get sick by such diseases as saprolegnia. ick. kostioz, hilodonellez, hydromachines and others, but quite rarely. Diseases of aquarium fish guppies are treatable common conventional disinfectants and antibiotics in case of infectious etiology of the disease, but first and foremost, you need to provide appropriate conditions of detention and feeding Pets.

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