Keeping goldfish or koi in your pond can be a satisfying endeavour; your fish will become your friends and can live for many years or decades with proper care even in outdoor ponds in Canadian winters. There are some common goldfish and koi diseases and illnesses that can be treated with medications. It is always distresssing to find our fish with ulcers or discolorations or growths on their extremeties but with care and proper medication and water treatment many of these conditions can be reversed and are often non fatal.
Some of the most common problems with goldfish are: Fin rot is a literal rotting of the fins. It is not fatal when treated. Ick, or White spot disease, appears as white spots like sugar grains in goldfish and can be fatal but is treatable. It can be brought into ponds or tanks by contaminated equipment or new fish who carry the Ichthyopthirius. Medication and water changes as well as cleaning and quarantine are required. Other common issues that can be treated with our popular goldfish and koi medications are bacterial dropsy, fungus, milky skin, fin/tail rot, bulging eyes, mouth rot, raised scales.
One problematic issue with ponds that cause fish illness and death is ammonia poisoning which is not specifically treatable by medication but can be eliminated by pond water testing and proper filtration and aeration or by emergency ammonia reduction additives.
Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment™ from Microbe-Lift® is the safest and most effective treatment for the control of diseases caused by Ichthyophithirius (Ich), Costia, Trichodina, Chilodonella, Oodinium and fungal infections. For small fish ponds in Canada we recommend this treatment for goldfish ..
CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS is widely used by pond and aquarium hobbyists and professional as a broad spectrum treatment working on parasites, bacteria and fungus. CrystalClear® KnockOut™ PLUS is formulated to work with all pond fish especially koi and goldfish. When used in accordance with the ..
Parazoryne is a unique herbal preparation which helps support fish recovering from skin flukes (Gyrodactylus), gill flukes (Dactylogyrus), ich (Ichthyophthirius multifillis), Oodinium, Costia (Ichtyobodo necator), Chilodonella and Trichodina. Parasitic infestations are characteriz..
Sabbactisun is a unique herbal preparation which helps support fish recovering from bacterial infections, with symptoms such as fin and tail rot, ulcers, bulging eyes (exophthalmia), milky skin, raised scales, mouth rot/fungus and dropsy (ascites). Sabbactisun supports the natural..
For treatment of Ich disease conditions in pond fish. Liquid Ich-X is a ready-to-use, liquid concentrate that was developed to offer an effective way to treat Ich with a less toxic form of malachite green. For best results follow directions, treating fish with Ich is best accomplished by us..
Everything you need to maintain a superior environment for your aquatic pets is in one bottle. For new setups ®Ultimate instantly “ages” water allowing you to enjoy your pets in action quicker without fear of the negative impact of toxic chloramine, ammonia, chlorine, heavy metals or nitrite.
Chlorine is toxic to fish. Left untreated chlorine can cause gill damage and leave fish unable to breath. The liquid Vanish PLUS has additional properties and removes chlorine, chloramine & heavy metals and adds fish slime coat protectant
Vanish™ Plus Liquid Dechlorinator PLUS Stre..
Wipeout™ Bacterial Control by Crystal Clear® is excellent for treating fish gill diseases such as Fin Rot and Ulcers in pond fish.WipeOut Bacterial Treatment is excellent for controlling gill diseases in pond and aquarium fish. Bacterial diseases generally result from fish stress due to adverse w..
CrystalClear® ParaSalt™ is formulated to increase koi and goldfish electrolytic intake. Electrolytes are critical in building and maintaining a healthy slime coat. Electrolytes such as potassium are essential in wound repair and in times of heavy stress (ie – during water changes or clean-outs). ..
Liquid CyroPro™ is a ready-to-use, liquid concentrate that was developed to offer an effective way to control conditions caused by anchor worm and fish lice in ponds, freshwater and marine aquariums. The concentrated liquid is extremely safe and super effective, providing rapid control pf potenti..
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For treatment of praziquantel-susceptible disease conditions in ponds. Liquid PraziPro is a ready-to-use, liquid concentrate that was developed to offer an effective way to control unwanted parasites in ponds. Extremely safe and super effective this revolutionary..
PraziPond Plus Praziquantel (“Prazi”) is the preeminent treatment for flukes. ‘Prazi’ is by far the most gentle, yet effective treatment for flukes available to our hobby. The real bonus with ‘Prazi’ is that when you treat for flukes it also rids the fish of any internal parasites or worms.
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