Do You Have a Sick Pet Fish?

Fish with disease can show a variety of signs. If you notice your pet fish having any unusual disease signs, contact your veterinarian for further advice. These are some of the most common signs of disease seen in pet fish:

  • Appearing disoriented, such as swimming upside down
  • Leaving food uneaten
  • White spots on fins or body
  • Discolored gills
  • Trouble breathing such as gasping at surface of water
  • Bulging eyes (one or both)
  • Mucus accumulation on the body
  • Rubbing on hard surfaces
  • Unusual isolation from the group of fish (if housed with others)
  • Skin lesions/sores anywhere on body
  • Bloating
  • Crooked back or other changes in fish shape or size