Lateral line disease

What is lateral line disease?

This problem condition affects certain species of marine fish, and those almost entirely members of the family Acanthuridae, surgeon fish or tangs. The appearance of the resulting damage from the disease is very similar to that of the hole in the head disease. But in marine fish, it will usually start off around the head area and progress along the lateral line of the fish back into the body, scarring the fish as it develops. 


How do you treat lateral line disease?

Neglect to feed the necessary elements of the food given to surgeon fish is the primary cause of this condition, and only restoration of an improved feeding regime will allow it to control, and repair. The cure for this condition is not the complete answer, the feeding routing must also be addressed.

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