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Our Diagnosis

It sounds like your fish is just a bit under the weather 

How to be sure

Your fish is not a happy bunny – or a happy fish for that matter. Clamped fins, little energy or appetite and perhaps is also gasping at the water surface. But nothing you can put your finger on to pinpoint the problem – don’t worry, we can help.

Step 1 - Treat your fish

  1. Remove the carbon filter from your filtration - but don’t forget to return it 7 days after the last dose.
  2. Use Disease Away treatment, you can check the correct dosage for your aquarium size here. Do not use with scaleless fish or invertebrates.
  3. Also dose with Aqualibrium First Aid Salt - it helps boost your fish’s ability to fight the illness.
  4. Give your fish some time-out to recover – avoid excessive cleaning, re-decorating or adding new fishy friends.
  5. To re-treat, or treat another problem, follow the on pack guidelines for using more treatment.

Watch Out! – Treatments can sometimes reduce oxygen levels in the water. If you see fish gasping at the surface, you can increase oxygen by adding an air pump.


Step 2 - Treat your aquarium

  1. When fish are sick, always test your aquarium water for excessive ammonia, nitrite, nitrate or pH imbalance.
  2. Treat any unhealthy results to rebalance your water quality and give your fish the best chance of getting fighting fit again.
  3. Check all your equipment is working properly - especially filters and heaters (check your aquarium temperature with your thermometer).  Carry out any maintenance needed, or replace faulty or broken parts.