Fish With Ammonia Burns: What You Need To Know About The Condition Of Your Pet'S Skin, Eyes, Fins, And Gills
Ammonia burns are chemical wounds on a fish's skin, eyes, fins, and gills. They occur as a result of high ammonia levels in aquarium water. Rapid increases in ammonia can cause sudden death. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/268015474545-7a89c429e4a4fc292d72ab0be3844cb. jpg) Ammonia burn can show up as damage to fishes' skin, anywhere on their bodies. It may cause red areas that appear abraded, ragged fins, or even eye "burns" that appear cloudy. Several environmental factors can lead to elevated ammonia levels.
The first step in treating ammonia burns is to immediately lower ammonia levels of the aquarium water by performing a water change. Test the water using an ammonia test kit to make sure the ammonia level has been lowered enough. Isolate affected fish that may develop secondary bacterial infections. Fish with Ammonias Burns: Fish usually recover well and can be brought back into the tank within a week. Ammoniae is the primary nitrogenous waste product of fish. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. Always consult your doctor, as they have examined your pet, know the pet's health history, and can make the best recommendations for your pet. Freshwater Fish Health. . . .