Injuries to your fish such as open wounds or sores, scale damage, or torn fins should be treated to prevent possible infection. First, observe your fish and their habitat and try to determine the cause of injury. Your fish may be fighting, or could be spawning aggression between potential mates or rivals. The fish may need to be separated quickly to avoid further harm.
If your fish has not been exhibiting fighting behavior, test all water parameters, which are instrumental in keeping your fish healthy and in helping them recover from any potential illness. Next, treat your aquarium with one or more of the following:
-API MELAFIX™ fish remedy for botanical healing of bacterial infections;
-API PIMAFIX™ fish remedy for botanical healing of fungal infections;
-Antibiotics such as API FURAN-2™ fish remedy or API TRIPLE SULFA™ fish remedy
-AQUARIUM SALT, if not already in use.
Depending on severity, one or more of these symptoms should be used to adequately treat symptoms.
For white spots that resemble grains of salt on the fins and body of your freshwater fish, treat for Ick, a common parasitic disease, with API SUPER ICK CURE™ fish remedy. Be sure to follow all treatment instructions for this fish remedy.