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Transcript of Hexamita
Imad Khan Examples Specifics How is it noticed? Citations How is it Cured? What is it? Hexamita will cause wounds that allow other bacterial and fungal causes to take a toll on the fish's health, and as such those problems will also have to be diagnosed and treated as they occur. Symptoms:
Small ulceration's appear mainly on the head area, and along the lateral line. May only appear as small gray areas, and possibly will go unnoticed. Fish will lose their appetite eventually, and will stay at the bottom of the tank. http://thewebsiteofeverything.com/animals/fish/diseases/Hexamita
http://www.fishchannel.com/fish-health/freshwater-conditions/hexamita.aspx The fish will become darker or even black HOW IT OCCURS:
Caused by intestinal flagellated protozoa and attacks on the digestive system and the lower intestines of infected fish Basics: The main species to cath this disease include Discus, Oscar, and Cichlids. The fish will start swimming backwards the head sinks in (becomes thin) weight loss and the fish starting to hide in small corners with its head facing downwards. A life threatening disease to fish The prime medication used to treat hexamitiasis is Metronidazole.
The most effective approach is using medicated food when early infections are being dealt with.
Seriously affected fish may not be eating, in which case you need to add the medication to the water, typically at a dosage of 250 mg per 10 US gallons, once per day for at least three days.
Available over the counter in drug stores.
Alongside the medication, improvements to diet and environment are absolutely critical. What are some examples? What do fish with Hexamita look like? The End