Tropicalfish Disease Identification

Most of the time, troubleshooting by frequent water changes and avoiding fish stress will prevent serious outbreaks of disease in the tank. Off the list of preventative things, I cannot stress...

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...

Worms in my fish tank, articles 1 on the care, upkeep and maintenance of...

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You wake up one day, and go to the fishtank to look at your fish (as you always do first thing in the morning,...

Dropsy tropical fish disease, Article 28 on the care, upkeep and maintenance of tropical...

Dropsy, is actually a "symptom" and not a disease in itself. The standing scales and blown up appearance are the result of swelling within the tissues and organs of the fish...

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...

Copper in the Treatment of Disease

This is a copy of an email I received from Scott Hieber It has to do with a discussion of Malachite Green used as a treatment for diseases in aquariums. The "old"...

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...

Worms in my fish tank?

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You wake up one day, and go to the fishtank to look at your fish (as you always do first thing in the morning,...

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...

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