Aquarium Plant Deficiencies: Symptoms and Cure

Aquarium plant deficiencies arise when the level of nutrients or environment is insufficient to ensure healthy plant growth. Apart from the basics like sunlight and PH levels, the plants require close monitoring...

Micro Photography Identification of Aquarium Pest

When I did a water change about 3 months ago, I noticed little black spots appearing and disappearing all over the surface of the water. Looking closely I realized they were...

Curing Marine Ich (Cryptocaryon irritans)Using Hyposalinity, Article 92 on the care, upkeep and maintenance...

Curing Marine Ich (Cryptocaryon irritans) Using Hyposalinity By: Annette Paulsen   Curing Marine Ich (Cryptocaryon irritans) Using Hyposalinity So you didn't QT and now you have Ich in your display tank (DT). The bad news is...

Ick! What are those white spots on my fish

Ick! What are those white spots on my fish? By: Cecilia Chen   The Life and Times of Ichthyophthirius multifilis Ich or Whitespot Disease is perhaps the most common disease encountered by freshwater aquarists everywhere, both...

Popeye Disease or Exophthalmia

Popeye or exophthalmia is a symptom, not a disease in itself and it can have a large number of potential causes. Some of these causes are incurable while others can potentially be...

Quarantine and hospital fish tanks

Quarantine and hospital tanks By: Russ   There are many similarities and also distinct differences in how hospital and quarantine tanks are managed. While a quarantine tank may very well turn into a hospital tank over...

Tropical fish Diseases, causes cures and prevention

Diseases, Parasites and other Maladies Prevention This section will discuss ailments that affect the fish kept in our aquariums. I will simply not call them diseases because most are not true diseases but a...

Internal and External (Ick) Parasite Treatment for Plecos

Internal and External (Ick) Parasite Treatment for Plecos By: Andrew E. Cameron, M.S. Ich happens…sooner or later. I was pretty paranoid when it first popped up on a new fancy pleco, but I've successfully...

Lumps and Bumps on Tropical Fish

Lumps and bumps: there are a number of diseases that begin this way. (1) tumors or lymphocystis which are viral in origin and not treatable, (2) fish pox which is also viral...

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