Worms in Fish Tank: Types, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

There are many types of worms in a fish tank; these worms may be parasitic, commensal, internal, or external. The parasitic aquatic worms act only in their best interests, often feeding...

Dropsy Fish: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Dropsy fish disease is much more common in freshwater fishes than in marine fishes. It is a condition where the fish looks bloated. Most aquarists are stumped by what causes Dropsy. Therefore,...

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...

Aquarium Parasites: The Tiny Terrors of Healthy Aquariums 

Aquarium parasites are the root cause of many fish and aquatic fauna illnesses. They can cause novice fish keepers a lot of stress in as much as they can wreak havoc...

Brown Algae in Fish Tanks: How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent

Having brown algae in fish tanks is something all aquarists are bound to encounter at some point. Just when you think your tank is squeaky clean, the proliferation of algae happens...

Popeye Disease in Fish: Easier to Prevent than to Treat

Popeye disease or Exophthalmos is not a disease. It is more indicative of underlying disorders. Popeye causes a build-up of fluids either behind the eye or in the eye itself, causing...

White Spot Disease: A Parasite That Can be Seen With the Naked Eye

If your fish have white spots on their body, they may have got “Ich,” the white spot disease caused by the parasite Ichthyophthirius. Ich is a common parasitic infection of freshwater...

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...

Anatomy of fish: How Their Fins Help Some Fish to Fly

As aquarists, it is essential to know fish anatomy or the morphology of fishes. Each part of the fish's body plays an important role. Knowing the name, location, and functions of the...

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...

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