Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Diseases

Treatment of skin flukes on fancy guppies

Hello, both is alright, since skin and gill flukes are usually very specific to a certain host, i.e. a species that affects guppies will usually not affect the catfish. However, the...

Freshwater Diseases

Treatment of swim bladder infections

Hello, sera baktopur direct  (tablets to be dissolved in water) and sera baktoTabs (food tablets with the same anti-bacterial agent nifurpirinol - this of course requires that the...

Freshwater Diseases

Ulcer on a dwarf gourami

Hello, possibly this is due to an infection with bacteria related to Aeromonas or Pseudomonas (-> sera baktopur direct), but an infection with fish tuberculosis (cannot be treated)...

Freshwater Care

Using sera aquatan if water changes are conducted without a bucket

Hello, there is a very simple solution:distribute the corresponding conditioner amount after having removed the "old" water, then top up with fresh water. This will always protect...

Freshwater Care

UV protection foil for algae prevention?

Hello, I am sceptical, because glass itself already absorbs most of the UV. If the aquarium (and not heat etc.) is the main reason for the protection, you could also cover the...

Freshwater Fish

Veiltail goldfish in an aquarium

Hello, first of all, 25 liters are by far insufficient for goldfish, including veiltails! The gross tank volume shoud be at least 100 liters for juveniles, and the fish need to be...

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