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Do the fish in your fish tank look different? Do they have white patches, cloudy eyes, or ragged fins? Is their behavior unusual? Even well cared for fish can get sick, and when they do, Animal House Pet Center in Saint Petersburg, FL has the fish health and wellness products to bring them back to their normal, healthy selves. We also stock everything you need to keep your fish healthy.

The help prevent your fish from getting sick, feed them properly and don't overcrowd the tank. Monitor temperature levels. Do your partial water replacements frequently. Sometimes, however, even with your best efforts, diseases find their way into an fish tank. Below are some common aquarium fish illnesses and the signs that your fish may be dealing with them:

Ich, short for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, is the most common fish tank parasite. Signs of ich (pronounced "ick") are: elevated white spots, rapid breathing, rubbing against ornaments, or darting about the tank. There are medications and other treatments available for ich.

Other parasites include chilodonella, with symptoms similar to ich, and oodinium, also known as rust, gold, or velvet dust disease, which triggers an unusually tinted dusting on the fish's body. There are also fish lice, anchor worms, flukes, and nematodes. Various signs and symptoms include unpredictable swimming, loss of color, excessive mucous, trouble breathing, and bloating or wasting.

After parasites, one of the most common illnesses are bacterial infections, such as fin and tail rot. Signs and symptoms of the bacterial disease are white film, cloudy eyes, rough fins, and open sores. Bacterial infections are complicated to treat since prescription antibiotics can interfere with the fish tank and filter.

Fungal infections are much less regular and usually take the form of cotton-like growths.

Viral infections occur in goldfish and koi but are much less common in other aquarium fish.

If you see or suspect any of these issues in your fish, it's a good idea to talk to an expert about diagnosis and treatment. Pictures and videos can be helpful in conveying the symptoms you're seeing.

Animal House Pet Center is your local pet store for all your fish requirements. You can find all you need at Animal House Pet Center in Saint Petersburg, FL. Stop by our store or call (727) 328-0503 to talk to a member of our team today!

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