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...

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...

Malachite Green: Everything You Need To Know About This Treatment

Malachite green or MG is a vivid green chemical used commonly in our hobby to treat many diseases in freshwater and marine fish. It also has many other uses, including as...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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