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Flukes in fish are microscopic parasites that can infect the skin and gills. They commonly occur in freshwater fish that don't have proper quarantine protocols. Symptoms vary but often include red spots, excess mucus, and difficulty breathing.

Stress makes fish especially vulnerable to contracting parasites, often due to dirty tank water. An aquatic veterinarian will diagnose flukes by looking at your fish under a microscope and will create a treatment plan based on the severity of the infestation.


  • Gills swollen and pale

  • High mucus secretion

  • Spreaded opercula

  • Loss of weight

  • Restless



    Use anti Flukes medicines according to the tank size (Dosage 10 ml per 100 liters)


    A primary method for control of Dactylogyrus species is the application of chemicals. Treatments include Praziquantel, salt baths, formalin or organophosphates, fenbendazole, albendazole, Bromex-50 and potassium permanganate.

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