White spots on fish

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...
Popeye fish prevention

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...
Fish skull

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...
Worms in fish tank

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...
Malachite green for fish treatment in aquarium

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...
Goldfish turned upside down due to aquarium fish disease

Fish Diseases: A Complete Guide Of Various Water Disease

Fish diseases are due to stress, poor living environment in the aquarium, and when a new fish does not undergo quarantine standards. However, measures like frequently changing your fish aquarium water...
Dropsy fish

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,...
Aquarium plant deficiency

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...

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...

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...

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