The humble goldfish is one of the most popular pets in the world. This popularity is probably because goldfish are usually fairly easy to look after and are probably the least demanding of all pets. The exception to this is when your goldfish becomes sick when you will need to try to find out if there is an underlying reason causing sickness in your goldfish. If you believe that your goldfish is sick then it may be suffering from a goldfish disease. The first thing is to check the symptoms being displayed against the symptons of the most common types of goldfish diseases. In some cases your goldfish might have become infected with a particular disease due to poor water quality conditions, though some goldfish may simply have a weaker immunse system than the other healthy goldfish. This can explain why sometimes a only a single goldfish in a tank or pond is affected by disease symptoms.
Once you have identified which individual type of goldfish disease you are up against then you will want to put into place a remedial action plan firstly to bring the sick goldfish back to health if possible and additionally you will want to reduce the possibility of the same problem starting to affect other goldfish. It cannot be stressed enough that an individual sick goldfish may be an early warning in the deterioration of water quality and that other currently healthy goldfish may soon start to become affected by the same goldfish disease if the problem just gets ignored.
This site will soon build up as a leading information resource to assist in the identification of the major type of goldfish illness, together with usual underlying causes of the illnes and finally the recommended treatments for common types of goldfish illness and diseases. The earlier your goldfish illness is accurately diagnosed and treated, the better the chances of your goldfish making a complete recovery from illness back to full health and reducing the possibility of the illness being spread to other goldfish.