AquaActiv Fish Medication
Detecting and treating fish diseases
With the OASE fish medicine, you can support your pond inhabitants in the event of disease, on the way to recovery, or if there is new stock in the water. Competent, reliable and highly-effective; the products ensure the health and well-being of your fish. The AquaActiv Fish Medication products were developed in cooperation with the company, Aquarium Münster, known for its expertise obtained through more than 80 years of experience in the keeping and medical treatment of ornamental fish.
Proper enjoyment of the garden pond is only possible with healthy and active pond inhabitants. But how do you support the fish when they are not doing well?
Step 1: Recognise abnormalities
Observe your animals. If animals show an abnormal behaviour over several days, such as loss of appetite or constantly rubbing themselves against objects, often an infection is present. If you have the possibility of catching the fish, you can examine the affected parts. If doing so, attempt to catch the fish in a manner that is as gentle and stress-free as possible, with a suitable, soft net. Frequently the animals die due to the high stress factor associated with trying to escape the net, and in addition, a hard net can unnecessarily injure the skin. Examples of visible disease symptoms:
© Dr. Achim Bretzinger
© Dr. Gerald Bassleer
Step 2: Make a diagnosis
Every animal with suspicuous behaviour is not necessarily infected. Toxic symptoms and lack of oxygen can also be responsible for the sudden death of fish. If in doubt, a skin swab that your authorised dealer examines under the microscope can be helpful. If you have the appropriate expertise, you can also perform the examination yourself.
In order to precisely determine parasitic diseases, you should ideally take a skin scrape of the affected regions. With the aid of a microscope you or your stockist can now make a reliable diagnosis and select suitable medication for the treatment.
Prior to treating with medication, you should always be able to exclude the following points:
Possible poisoning due to:
- Ammonium/ammonia and nitrite
- Overdosing of algaecides or medication
- Plant protection agents or other chemicals
Possible lack of oxygen in the pond:
Our recommendation for difficult cases:
Dr. Achim Bretzinger
Veterinary specialist for fish
We offer an overview of symptoms and diagnoses for fish diseases, as well as associated treatment possibilities here:
Step 3: Specific treatment
OASE offers special, over-the-counter preparations for many diseases. If the diagnosis is correct, these medications are significantly more effective than broad medications. Universal medications should only be used if the diagnosis is unclear or for mixed infections.
Diseases and product recommendations
The overview below shows the most frequent fish diseases as well as the right medication for proper treatment.
Step 4: Aftercare
Poor water quality is a frequent cause for diseases. Consequently, check and regulate the water parameters on a regular basis. In addition, tap water should be prepared so that it is suitable for fish. With Safe&Care not only are substances that are toxic for fish rendered safe, but the bio-protective colloids protect the sensitive mucous membrane of your fish against parasitic infections. Near-natural ambient conditions are provided with BioKick Care, additionally included lactic acid bacteria strengthen the digestive system and thus ensure healthy fish with brilliant colours.
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Fit & healthy
with AquaActiv Fish Medication
For the development of these new products for healthy fish, we were able to gain a competent partner, Aquarium Münster. The partnership has resulted in highly-effective products that are manufactured in accordance with the German Pharmaceuticals Act.
For over 80 years, our licensed partner for pond medication
»Aquarium Münster Pahlsmeier GmbH« has acquired an extensive body of experience in the keeping and medication-based treatment of ornamental fish. Thus species ranging from guppies to koi are in good hands with Aquarium Münster. This name stands for high-quality products that act effectively and if used properly are also compatible for sensitive fish species, such as orfe or sturgeon.
AquaActiv Fish Medication
The OASE Fish Medication Flyer:
Here you will find an overview of the right steps, from identification of the disease to successfully concluded treatment.
You will find the OASE products for the health and well-being of your fish here: To the fish medication
* The products; Universal, AntiParasite, AntiFungus, AntiArgulus and AntiWorm Forte are over-the-counter medications in accordance with § 60 of the German Drug Act (AMG).