last updated October 2018
Did you know 15% of all Americans own goldfish? No matter where you go you see beautiful hues of this fabulous fish.
However it’s inevitable that they will get sick just like we get ill. Goldfish suffer stress which compromises their wellbeing. Stress can be caused by water change, thermal shock, toxicity, lack of oxygen (hypoxia) or even behavioral stress. It plays havoc in fish affecting their immune system.
Try this home remedy of Aloe Juice to minimise goldfish ailments & diseases
What’s Aloe Juice?
- Aloe is a popular medicinal plant with many health benefits. It treats both internal and external diseases.
- Aloe juice contains vitamins A, B, C and E. Some people choose to supplement their diets with aloe juice or multivitamin complexes to maintain optimal health.
- It’s a completely natural source of vitamins. The aloe in the juice contains more than 20 different minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, lignin, saponins and salicylic tissue. It can cure ulcers, aid digestion and greatly improve the overall immune system.
The foundation of good health is ensuring good diet and nutrition.
There are 5 goldfish diseases and ailments treatable by aloe juice.
- Ammonia poisoning
- High water temperature
- MelaFix burns
- Scales and fins repair
- Relieving stress
Goldfish stress release can be provided with an aloe tonic and an aloe bath. An aloe bath will give your fish much needed relief.
Lack of appetite in your goldfish means decreased food intake. Decreased food consumption will surely attract diseases and ailments.
- Use of aloe juice will increase their appetite naturally.
Using 1 tablespoon of aloe juice per 10 gallons of water, mix your aloe in with fresh, treated water with each water change. Remember to add freshwater gradually.
How to give your fish an Aloe Bath
- Source a container that’s contaminant free. Fill the container with your primary aquarium or pond water. Premix 1 ounce per gallon of water.
- You’ll need to bath your fish for about 5 minutes. Give them a bath twice daily until they start to get better. The aloe bath water can be refrigerated and used again.
Aloe juice can be administered orally to your goldfish by using a syringe or an eye dropper.
For external use, 1/4 of a drop is placed on each inch of your goldfish body.
To pass aloe juice health benefits to their internal organs, you should add 1 tablespoon of aloe juice to a gel fish food recipe.
Where do I find Aloe juice?
It can be sourced online here. Alternatively you can buy an aloe plant and extract the juice from its succulent leaves.
Aloe juice is an all natural choice. It’s easy to administer to your goldfish. It’s relatively inexpensive and is a we recommend it as a proven home remedy for curing ailments affecting your goldfish.
It can be trusted to deal with health problems whose signs and symptoms are yet to be diagnosed.