ammonia poisoning
ammonia may build up in aquaria from fish wastes, decaying food and plant material and poison fish. Symptoms are gasping, excess mucus production, reddening skin from capillary haemorrhages, erratic behaviour. An efficient biological filtration system prevents this condition but if it does arise fish need to be moved to a mature aquarium where the nitrogen cycle, q.v., is in full operation

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ammonia poisoning — is a common fish disease in new aquariums, especially when immediately stocked to full capacity. Ideally, the level of ammonia (NH3) and ammonium compounds (i.e. those containing NH4+) should be zero. Although trace amounts are generally harmless …   Wikipedia

  • Ammonia (disambiguation) — Ammonia is a chemical compound with the formula NH3.Ammonia may also refer to: * Ammonia Avenue, an album by The Alan Parsons Project * Ammonia (band), an Australian rock band * Ammonia poisoning, a common fish disease in new aquariums …   Wikipedia

  • nitrate poisoning — although nitrate is less poisonous to fish than ammonia and nitrites (see nitrogen cycle), in high concentrations it is harmful and may also indicate the presence of other toxic waste products (most aquarium test kits measure ammonia, nitrites… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • aqua ammonia — Aqua A qua, n. [L. See {Ewer}.] Water; a word much used in pharmacy and the old chemistry, in various signification, determined by the word or words annexed. [1913 Webster] {Aqua ammoni[ae]}, the aqueous solution of ammonia; liquid ammonia; often …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkali poisoning — noun poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia) • Hypernyms: ↑poisoning, ↑toxic condition, ↑intoxication …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fish diseases and parasites — This gizzard shad has VHS, a deadly infectious disease which causes bleeding. It afflicts over 50 species of freshwater and marine fish in the northern hemisphere.[1] Like humans and other animals, fish suffer from diseases and parasites. Fish… …   Wikipedia

  • Founding Father (short story) — Founding Father is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in the August 1965 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. It was inspired by a cover painting of a space helmeted face backed by several crosses, provided by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Jeanette Loff — (October 9, 1906 August 4, 1942) was an American motion picture actress from Orofino, Idaho. Loff was blue eyed with golden hair and was of Scandinavian heritage. Her mother was Norwegian and her father was Danish. The family name was once Lov… …   Wikipedia

  • Disease in ornamental fish — Ornamental fish kept in aquariums are susceptible to numerous diseases. The study of fish diseases has remained a rudimentary branch of veterinary medicine.[citation needed] Due to their generally small size and the low cost of replacing diseased …   Wikipedia

  • Melamine — This article is about the chemical compound. For the plastic also called melamine , see melamine resin. Melamine …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”