Our Diagnosis

It sounds like your fish has a bacterial gill disease

How to be sure

Bacterial Gill Disease will attack your fish’s gills, causing them to rot and erode.  This will make it harder for your fish to breath, so you may see it gasping for air at the water surface or rapid gill movement.

Step 1 – Treat your fish

  • Treat the entire pond using Anti-Ulcer, you can calculate the correct dosage here.
  • Also dose with Pond Guardian Tonic Salt to help support your fish’s immune system.
  • Observe the recovery and follow any re-treatment advise on pack or on our dosage calculator page.
  • Finally, give your fish some time to recover. Avoid excessive cleaning or adding new fish.

Remember to remove the carbon from your filter prior to dosing.

Step 2 – Check your pond

  • When fish are sick, always test your pond water for excessive ammonia, nitrite, nitrate or pH imbalance.
  • Treat any unhealthy results to rebalance your water quality and give your fish the best chance of getting fighting fit again.
  • Check all your equipment is working properly – especially filters. Carry out any maintenance needed, or replace faulty or broken parts.
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