Posts Tagged fish-disease


The very word can strike fear into any marine aquarist. Diseases, particularly ‘velvet’ and ‘white spot’ are real threats. The threat can be minimized of course. Careful selection of fish is the initial way, being careful to ensure the selected ones are as ‘clean’ as they should be. Other intended

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Fish Disease – I Think I’ve Seen It – What Do I Do?

This is not a text on the treatment of fish disease, but hopefully a suggestion about how treatment could be more accurate and successful. The fear of aquarists – and that is any aquarist, experienced or newcomer – is to have a disease problem strike their aquarium. It can cause

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Fish Disease – What To Look Out For

When the aquarist obtained the desired fish for the display aquarium hopefully time was spent observing them. Just because fish are ‘new’ and in a dealer’s sale tanks does not mean they are problem free. This isn’t having a go at dealers at all; fish can have problems that don’t

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An Aquaristic Nightmare

I intend looking at two fish problems. These two problems are probably the most feared by marine aquarists. Those who keep a [tag-self]fish only aquarium[/tag-self] could sweat a little less, but the owner of a [tag-self]reef aquarium[/tag-self] can have real trouble. The first is the so-called marine [tag-self]white spot[/tag-self], or

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Why don’t more aquarists use a quarantine tank?

To this day it still amazes me how few aquarists actually use a quarantine tank within their home aquarium setup.

Instead of using a quarantine system they are more than happy to risk all the animals when introducing a new member into the aquarium.

I appreciate that there is only a small slight when purchasing new fish, corals etc however the risk is there and it is not something which should be taken lightly.

All responsible aquarists should follow some basic guidelines which it comes to purchasing new animals. Actually it probably goes back a bit further than that – the word I should have used is ‘researching’.

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