Category:Diseases (Diseases and Parasites)

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A disease is a condition of the body which causes discomfort or dysfunction. A disease can be caused by a body organ becoming faulty due to age, diet, faulty DNA or infection due to bacteria or viruses.

Typical diseases found in aquariums:

  • Fungus - Fungus infections (mycosis)
  • Bacterial diseases - Finrot, Dropsy, Columnaris, Cotton-Wool, Cotton-Mouth, Flexibacter, Mouth Fungus.
  • Sporozoa - Neon disease, Microsporidium, mixosporidium
  • Old age

See Parasites for illnesses caused by the invasion of the body by other creatures.

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