Signs of gill trouble:
-Fish respiring heavily. Judge this by comparing the movement with other fish.
-Fish laying on the bottom of ponds for long periods, not eating.
-Fish only using one gill, keeping the other against its body.
-Affected fish segregating itself and staying alone near the surface.
-Strands of mucus trailing from the gills.
-Fish laying on the bottom of the pond with both fins clamped to side.
-Most gill diseases can be avoided with good water management practices.
-Check your pond water for ammonia, nitrite, pH.
-If several fish are affected, somewhere between 50-75% of the water should be changed.
-Examine your fish for parasites.
-In advanced stages, the chances of survival is not good. Prevention is the best way to make sure your fish are safe.
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