Warning! Your pond fish may be becoming diseased at this time. How can you prevent this?

I’ve had a few clients with fish dying at this time of the year. It’s not surprising because it’s only now that the weather is getting cold in Perth. I suspect the dropping temperature is causing poor immunity, and secondary bacterial infections result.

What you can do to prevent this?

Check water parameters and biofilter are OK. Then add vitamin C (in water, or in food) and reduce osmoregulatory stress by increasing salinity to 2-5g/L.

Failing this, get them vet checked before we get into the really cold part of winter.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
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