treatment of itch on fishes

Since scabies is a very common disease of fish, its treatment is widely available and effective. Whenever you experience the symptoms of scabies in your fish, which I talked about in the previous topic, you should take immediate steps to treat it, as it is a highly contagious and deadly disease.


The simplest.
The life cycle of scabies depends on the temperature. As the temperature increases, the itch cycle accelerates, and when the temperature rises to 30°C/86°F, the itch cycle stops, and when the temperature rises to 32°C/90°F, the itch begins to subside. However, it is very important to make sure that your fish can withstand these temperatures. So, if you have a tropical fish that can withstand the temperatures, you can try it. It is also important to note that at high temperatures, the metabolic rate of fish increases and they require more oxygen. Therefore, increase the aeration in the aquarium. This method is sometimes used with the salt method. With the salt method, a certain amount of aquarium salt is added to the aquarium. The amount is 1 teaspoon of salt per 4 liters or 1 gallon. The use of (iodized) table salt is controversial. Some say it can be used for treatment, some say not. Also, remember not to use this method on scaleless fish like catfish, as their skin is very sensitive.
Therefore, we raise the temperature to the indicated values ​​and add the required amount of salt. And keep the temperature up to a week. And keep changing 1/4 of the water every day.

Note: Do not change the temperature immediately.
Do not add salt crystals either. First dissolve the salt in another container and then add this solution to the tank.

Another method. treatment
You can go to the pet store and ask for anti-itch medication. Preparations like bronze green, methylene blue, quinine hydrochloride etc. are readily available. You can use it according to the instructions or from the seller. Increase the temperature to increase the speed of the life cycle. If you have scaleless fish, halve the dose. Stop filtering activated carbon as it removes chemicals. Treat for 10-14 days even after the itching disappears.

Preventive measure:
1. Do not add anything from the scum-filled tank before processing.
2. Place the newly purchased fish in a quarantine tank for 2 weeks to check for signs of disease.
3. Ensure good water quality.
4. Avoid stressing your fish at all costs.
5. Give good food in the form of fish rich in vitamins and minerals.

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