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Bath Treatment for Sick Fish

Ruth Francis-Floyd

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Administration of medicine to sick fish can be difficult. A popular means of medicating fish is to place a chemical ("medicine") into the water with the fish. This method of delivering a medication is called a Bath Treatment . Bath treatments are effective for treating certain diseases, particularly parasitic infestations on the skin or gills. This method is much less desirable for treating internal infections of fish. Any time a bath treatment is utilized, attention must be paid to the Concentration of the chemical applied and the Duration of exposure to that chemical. 
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