Metronidazole

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Metronidazole (MNZ) is a very popular and effective antiprotozoal medication in aquarium and ornamental fish industry which is used to treat a vast variety and range of both internal and external protozoan infections and parasites (not worms) in discus and other tropical fish. Other than a strong and reliable antiprotozoal drug, metronidazole is also an antibiotic medication that can treat Anaerobic bacterial infections. Other brand names of the same drug are Flagyl, Metrogel, Noritate, and MetroCream. However, flagyl is more common to be found than other ...

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Popeye

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Popeye in fish also called exophthalmus, proptosis, exorbitism, exophthalmia, or exophthalmos is not a specific discus disease itself but describes a condition and can be a symptom of an illness or infection in fish. Pope-eye disease/condition is bulging and swelling of one or both eyes of the aquarium fish. Although it is not difficult to treat the discus popeye, early diagnosis is crucial for successful treatment of the disease. Popeye in discus is sometimes taken mistakenly as cloudy eye condition which is similar to ...

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Cloudy Eye

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Cloudy Eye is a very common problem/condition not only among discus, but in most other tropical aquarium fish (some rare fish species have a normal cloudy sheen to their eyes). In most cases the cloudy eye(s) is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom which may or may not accompany discus diseases, medical conditions, or both together. Fatalities caused by cloudy eye are very rare and only occur at very late stages of the condition progression and mainly through secondary infections which are usually bacterial (but can be ...

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Hole in the Head

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Hole in the head disease or HITH in discus fish also known as head and lateral line erosion, or HLLE is a very common aquarium and tropical fish disease that can affect most cichlids such as symphysodon discus, oscars, and etc. While the discus hole in the head disease can be fatal, this is not always the case. If properly diagnosed and treated, especially those detected early, the head and lateral line erosion can be treated effectively by medication and proper diet.

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Leaning to One Side

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Leaning to one side or another in discus fish, also known as tilting sideways and laying flat is a common and very general symptom in a sick or stressed discus fish. This behavior usually happens at the dark corners of the aquarium, near the surface or bottom of the tank. Tilting and laying down to one side or another among discus is just a symptom or sign, not a disease by itself and can implies many diseases and/or stress causes.

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Discus Plague

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Discus Plague

The main cause of death in most imported discus fish from east Asian countries like Thailand and also in aquarium stores is a fatal viral disease with Folk name of Discus Plague or Black Disease. It is also known as discus flu! Due to the lack of scientific research, there is no scientific name or treatment for the disease. Dr.Tom Waltzek ( Assistant Research Professor – DVM, Ph.D., University of Florida) believes that what we call “Discus Plague” ...

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White Feces

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White feces in fish, also called white stringy poop, is a fairly common symptom in both freshwater and marine aquarium fish which not always accompanies a certain disease. However, most of the time, the lumpy and/or white stringy feces (or sometimes even yellow poop) in discus fish is a sign of fecal disorders such as internal diseases and in particular, parasitic infections. Bacterial infections can be the other disease-related reason for white stringy feces in tropical fish and symphysodon discus.

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Discus Keeping

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Knowing more about Discus Keeping will help you keep your discus healthy and happy. Success in maintaining the health of your Discus Fish will provide for greater enjoyment. Below are some simple tips to keep a healthy Discus.

Discus Keeping Tips for Beginners

Beginners are more subject to the risks of the keeping discus fish as they have a lowest practical experience on this beautiful sensitive fish. Here is some basic tips on how to keep discus healthy and active.

Buy Healthy Discus

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Selecting Discus Fish

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The first and most important part of Discus Keeping is to choose and select a good and high quality Discus Fish before buying it. If you go the wrong way in selecting discus, you will probably have many problems with discus keeping in all the next steps. There are various factors that you must know to be able to choose and buy the best possible discus fish. so if you want to know how to select the best ...

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