Gill Flukes

Pest Type: Worms

Scientific Name: Trematodes

Treatment: Formalin baths and freshwater dips can be effective, and there are several treatments available on the market. Two or more treatments are often necessary to kill both the worms and the eggs

Identification: Tiny worms that attack the gills and eyes of fish

Prevention: Quarantine fish before adding to tank, avoid feeding live food to the tank, which could carry the parasite

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