Fish Disease Treatment
Just like humans, sometimes fish develop diseases. Fortunately, many of them can be easily treated with the right medicines, such as antibiotics and anti-fungal treatments. So, to help you take care of them the right way, we offer a wide range of fish disease treatments you can get online or at your local PetSmart store. These include medications for white spot–or ich, fin rot as well as prevention products, like Ick Guard and Halo Shield. Certain species of fish are more susceptible to diseases. Goldfish and Betta fish can get fin rot on their tails and fins due to a weakened immune system. Fish fin rot is a bacterial infection that eats away at the edges of the fins and leaves them prone to further damage by fungal infections. Fish fungus can be treated with methylene blue and other medicated products, including natural treatments from herbs and botanical extracts. Fish ich (Ichthyopthirius multifiliis) or white spot disease is a common disease caused by a skin parasite. Ich can affect fish in ponds as well as aquarium fish. Be sure to read the label on the product to ensure it's appropriate for ponds and freshwater or saltwater aquariums. Many fish diseases are due to issues in water quality or are stress-induced from improper temperatures, incompatible fish species, or other problems. Proper care for the water in your fish tank can cut the risks of disease from bacteria, fungus or parasites. In some cases, you can treat the entire fish tank, while in others you should create a hospital or quarantine tank for the sick fish. In addition, we stock a variety of antibiotics and fungus treatments for fish of every variety.