The Angelfish Diseases Guide

Angelfish diseasesWhen the body of an Angelfish becomes infected by a virus, bacterium, parasite, or fungi, a disease can form. Unfortunately, if an Angelfish does form a disease, and it isn’t treated properly at a quick-enough rate, it may die.

Obviously, the best way to minimize the chances of an Angelfish adopting any of these diseases is to provide it with a suitable aquarium setting. By doing so, the Angelfish is equipped with the strongest possible immune system, so it can destroy the cells of the virus, bacterium, parasite, or fungi before they form into one of the harmful Angelfish diseases.

Realistically though, even if an Angelfish lives in a suitable aquarium setting, it’s still not invincible. It can still become infected and be the owner of one of the many Angelfish diseases. If/When this happens, it’s your responsibility to diagnose the Angelfish and provide it with the proper treatment.

To make things easier for you, we’ve listed below three of the most common Angelfish diseases, the cause of each one, related symptoms, and how you should perform the proper treatment for it. If you can’t confidently diagnose whatever it is that is affecting your Angelfish with any of these three, below them we’ve listed links for more information on more diseases Angelfish are most prone to. Good luck, my friend.

#1: Angelfish Virus


#2: Hexamita (AKA Hold-In-The-Head Disease)


#3: Velvet Disease (AKA Gold Dust Disease)


Other Diseases

The health of Angelfish isn’t only harmed by the three Angelfish diseases listed throughout this article. Here are some other things their health is at risk to:


Before you go: