Dropsy – Excessive Swelling in Fish Due to Kidney Failure

By Jessie M Sanders, DVM, CertAqV What is Dropsy? “Dropsy” is not an actual disease, but a physical manifestation of

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Swim Bladder Disorders in Fish

By Jessie M Sanders, DVM, CertAqV Bony fish have a specialized organ called a swim bladder. The purpose of this

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Gas Bubble Disease in Fish

Gas Bubble Disease in Fish    Gas bubble disease refers to the development of gases in a fish’s bloodstream. This can

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Environmental Gill Disorders in Fish

Environmental Gill Disorders in Fish Gills are special organs which allow fishes to breathe underwater. However, if a fish’s environment

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Anemia in Fish

Anemia is a heart and blood vessel condition which is recognized by the low number of red blood cells found

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Viral Infection (Lymphocystis) in Fish

Lymphocystis Disease Lymphocystis disease is a common viral infection which affects the skin and fins of saltwater and freshwater fish.

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Carp Pox in Fish

Carp Pox is a viral disease which is caused by the herpesvirus infection. It is one of the oldest diseases

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Nutritional Disorders in Fish

Nutritional Disorders Many fishes suffer from nutritional disorders because of a poor diet. Nutritional disorders are the most common reason

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Kidney And Urinary Tract Disorders in Fish

 Kidney Disorders There are few major kidney and urinary tract disorders seen in fishes. Of these the main kidney and

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Skin Parasites in Fish

(Dactylogyrus And Gyrodactylus ) There are many types of parasites that can infect a fish’s skin. Two such microscopic parasites

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