Skip to main content

Topical Treatment for Aquarium

Topical Treatment refers to individually treating your fish by applying medicine to its body.  Topical treatment can be done for large and medium-sized fish such as Koi, Goldfish and many other species.

Topical Treatment is ideal in the case of ulcers, cuts from fights or in treating parasites.

Isolate the fish with a net. Bring it to the water's surface.  Gently lift the affected part out of the water.

Clean the surface to be treated.  Apply the disinfectant or the antibiotic to the body.  Topical medication contain gels which help the medicine bind to the fish's body for a long time.  It may be necessary to repeat the treatment once every 24 hours.

Keep the heat of the fish in the water to allow it to breathe.

Topical treatment is ideal when one fish is affected.  However, it is also necessary to identify the cause of the ulcer or parasite.  This may necessitate the treatment of the entire aquarium.

Popular posts from this blog

Plecos - An Overview

Keeping Plecos in the Aquarium

Plecos are tropical fish.  They will also grow to about a foot long.  Some individual fish have grow to about 2 feet.  This should be kept in mind before purchasing the fish.
Plecos require a large tank about 55 gallons.  They are pretty hardy fish.  It is easy to care for them.
A pH of 6.5 to 7.5 is ideal.  The temperature can be between 23 and 30 degree Celsius.

Provide plenty of hiding places such as rock overhangs, driftwood and plants for the pleco to rest during the day time. 

Plecos are nocturnal fish and they are most active at night.

Plecos are highly territorial.  They require at least 75 gallons per individual.  While they get along well with fish of other species, they become aggressive and hostile with members of their own species.  Hence, it is not advisable to have plecos together.

Having More than one Pleco
Besides, plecos have a high bioload. 

They are voracious eaters and produce copious amounts of waste.  The water in the tank can get dirty wit…

Aquarium - Benefits and Maintenance

An Aquarium can be a very beautiful and engaging addition to your home. The principle reason why people want to have an aquarium in their home is for aesthetics. Aquarium add to the beauty of the home.

The graceful movement of fish relaxes the mind. It lowers stress levels and is proven to improve health and wellness in peoples.

Patients who have been made to view aquariums have been known to recover faster.

An aquarium also teaches us about harmony. Within the closed environment of the aquarium are complex biological and chemical processes. We understand how everything in nature is related. A slice of a natural water body such as a pond or a river is brought into our homes.

Interacting with fish helps people build empathy and compassion towards animals and people. The fact that a totally helpless animal is entirely dependent on you brings a sense of responsibility and helps people develop a caring nature.

Checking water parameters of your Aquarium

Water quality is extremely important.  Fis…