Fish Disease & Quarantine
I’m quarantine every fish before it comes into my system. And here’s how I keep from having to keep a quarantine tank up and running in between quarantining groups of fish
I remember the first time I saw a Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon meleagris) in a saltwater tank because when I saw it, I immediately wanted one. Never before had I seen a fish with such unique patterns mixed with …Read more
One of the most exciting parts about owning a saltwater aquarium is acquiring new fish for your system. There are few things more boring than a saltwater tank with no fish in it!
Whether you get your fish at a …Read more
Terrible Advice Tuesdays: When your fish are sick, stop feeding them.
The rest of the story: Imagine this, while you are in the hospital getting treated for an infectious disease, you aren’t fed anything. No food is brought to you, …Read more
Two of the most common diseases saltwater fish can get in captivity – marine ich (Cryptocaryon irritans) and marine velvet (Amyloodinium ocellatum) – have suggested a treatment method called the “tank transfer method”.
To understand the tank transfer …Read more
The Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas). A fish who is well into “glamour without the bill” territory with a golden yellow body and sparkling blue eyes. While the Midas Blenny is beautifully colored, what is most striking about the …Read more
Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): There is no need to quarantine your fish because ich is in your tap water.
The rest of the story: Look out! Not only will tap water make you pregnant, it’s going to give your fish …Read more
Terrible Advice Tuesdays: High temps kill ich. (Suggested in the context of cranking up a tank’s temp to kill the disease)
The rest of the story: To some extend, this advice is true. If you get your tank hot enough, …Read more
Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A reef tank can be cured of ich by using hyposalinity.
The rest of the story: Hyposalinity (specific gravity of 1.009) in a reef tank…hmmm…try that and let me know what your invertebrates think of it! While …Read more
Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): Your fish is sick and/or dying because your calcium levels are low.
The rest of the story: I’ll make it really easy for you: Fish don’t care about what your tank’s calcium levels are. No where …Read more