Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Anchor Worm Treatment

As we have discussed previously about goldfish diseases namely Anchor Worm, now I will share information about how to treat and prevent Anchor Worm. Some alternative treatments below can we use to treat common goldfish that have been infected with anchor worm. Among them are:

1 Potassium permanganate or salt dip at 100mg/2.5 gallons of water, or
2 Formalin dip at 2 to 4 ml Formalin/2.5 gallons of water for 30 minutes, the fish may lose equilibrium and must immediately be transferred to clean, fresh water
4 Modern antiparasitics (such as Disco-worm, Fluke tabs, and Clout) may help
5 Salt in the aquarium at 1 to 2 tablespoons may help prevent secondary infections

For removing the anchor worms, you can using tweezers, way is grip fish as close to the wound as possible to removing as many as you can see. Don't forget to dunk the fish into the bucket of water to let him get a few breaths periodically as long as we remove the anchor worms. When has finished proper way to quarantine our goldfish.

Preventing Before Infected

The best way is to always be vigilant if we buy a new fish. Should separate all new fish in a different place to ensure the health of these fish, is it really free from anchor worm infections so as not to endanger the fish of our other