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What is "Hole in the Head" disease? What can you d

Postby Walter Soestbergen » Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:26 pm

Hexamita often exists as a low level infection in the intestines of a variety of tropical fish Most of the time these infections do little harm, however poor tank conditions, such as poor diet, overcrowding, low oxygen content of the water and unhygenic conditions can cause the parasites to multiply and develop acute symptoms. Lack of vitamin C is also a big factor. The best way to treat this disease is medicated food, but unfortunately sick fish often stop eating plus it is difficult to mix medicated food on a small scale. Dimetridazole and Metronidazole can be added to the water and most of the time effect a cure if caught in time.

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