Fin rot

Fin rot in pond fish is a disorder which harms the fins of a fish. It can be easily recognized by frayed fins. Besides, the skin can become dull and bloodstained patches may form near the tail. It forms as a result of a weak condition of a fish permitting the bacteria Pseudomonas or Aeromonas to strike. It occurs especially to koi and goldfish. It also occurs at other pond fish, however, they are less sensitive to it.

Treat and prevent fin rot

Fin rot can be excellently treated, provided that the disease is discovered in an early stage. Special bacteria medicines are to be had for it. It is wise to put diseased fish in quarantine outside the pond, in order to prevent a plague.

It is of course better to prevent the disease than having to treat it. Daily additional feeding on good quality of feed can considerably reduce the risk of fin rot. Distributing additional feed means supply fish with extra feed. A different cause can be bad quality of water or a surplus fish in a pond. Directive is 50 cm of fish length per 1,000 litres of water. A proper filter, provided with activated carbon brings relief, because this carbon can clear water of all kinds of micro dust particles. Also various pathogens will be filtered away by it.

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