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Tetrahymena


Tetrahymena

Latin name: Tetrahymena
Other names:
Pathogen: parasite

Symptoms: Protozoan Tetrahymena, Skin detaching, Whitish spots

Whitish thickening in the skin in the form of stripes. In the advanced stages, skin flakes away
and infected fish die.

Description:
The protozoan Tetrahymena is not a real parasite, it appears only if the mucous membrane is infected by fungus or bacteria. It feeds on bacteria and isolated cells of the destroyed tissue. In overcrowded aquariums, Tetrahymena multiply rapidly due to dirty water. Large amounts of these protozoa infect the mucous membrane of fish.

How to cure:
The anti-parasite remedies effectively deal with Tetrahymena if treatment is consistent is carried out according to the manufactures instruction. In exceptional cases, at pH of 8, or when strong biological filters are used it is necessary to add the usual dose of the remedy daily for three days. Before medication is administered, a 30% water change should be carried out. The application of the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial remedies in the early stages will help to prevent a secondary bacterial or fungal infection.

Medicine:
Sera Costapur
TetraMedica General Tonic
TetraMedica ContraIck
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals General Cure

Prevention:


Fish susceptible to the disease/disorder: