Velvet Disease: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Velvet disease, also known as gold dust disease, is a common and highly contagious disease in aquarium fish, caused by a parasitic protozoan named Piscinoodinium. Affected fish often display a velvety, gold-dust like coating on their skin, giving the disease its name. Additional symptoms include loss of appetite, lethargy, rapid gill movement, and a tendency to rub against objects. The disease can cause severe damage to the skin and gills of fish, and if left untreated, it can prove fatal.

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