Developmental or Hereditary Diseases


Symptom
There is a huge variety of issues in this catagory. small gill plates, missing eyes, abnormal colors, unusual fins, loss of swimbladder,and siamese twins just to name a few.
Name
Developmental or Hereditary issues
Cause
heavy inbreeding, crossbreeding of certian strains, environmental changes, low oxygen levels or incorrect temperatures, and in some cases the diet of the fish.
Treatment

For inbreeding: Vary breeding stock.
For crossbreeding: Breed only same species even if crossbreeding is possible.
For Environmental changes: Check for toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, and even household cleaners.
For low oxygen levels: increase surface water movement and add a airstone.
For incorrect temperatures: Find out what temperature the fish you keep requires and adjust the aquarium accordingly.
For poor diet: Feed appropriate food for the species you are keeping.

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