Hole in the head

What is anchor worm?

Although usually associated with discus fish, this disease can strike other species of fish, but by far the commonest occurrences are experienced with discus. The first signs of the problem are usually small raised lesions somewhere in the head region. These then soon develop into small ulcer like holes and from this stage the holes expand into open wounds. 


How do you treat anchor worm?

Left untreated, and especially in less than perfect conditions, the individual areas soon merge into each other, resulting in massive damage to the head and subsequent death. Caught early enough, the problem will quickly clear and the tissue damage repairs well enough to leave no signs of the disease.

If you’ve identified this disease on your fish, please call us and we will be happy to talk through treatments with you.