Fish Disease & Quarantine

Friday Morning Quick Tip: 2 Important Steps When Receiving New Fish

Adding new fish to your saltwater tank is excited for you and it can be stressful for the fish. Here are two important steps I follow whenever I get new fish to help them transition easily. NOTE: I quarantine all …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: Even This Saltwater Tank Gear Expires

Bananas, uncooked meat and whiny girlfriends…all items that expire after a certain amount of time.  Believe it or not, one item that you use (or should use) frequently around your saltwater tank can expire too.  Here’s what to watch for …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Coral/Fish Death By Air Bubble

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Air bubbles can annoy and kill coral as well as stress out your fish.

The rest of the story: If you set up an air stone directly underneath a coral and left it there, that could annoy …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Bare Bottom = No Ich?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you don’t use sand in your saltwater tank, your fish will never get ich.

The rest of the story: There’s a bit of grey area on this one. Part of ich’s life cycle takes place off …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Don’t Let This Tricky Fish Fool You

Terrible advice Tuesdays: If you see a flasher wrasse lying on its side, or against a rock, it’s dying or sick.

The rest of the story: A flasher wrasse lying on its side or lying against a rock COULD be …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A Quick And Easy Treatment For Marine Velvet?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you’ve got fish that is sick with marine velvet (Amyloodinium ocellatum), just treat it with hypo salinity. That will kill the velvet.

The rest of the story: I hear the hypo salinity treatment for …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Scraping Your Tank’s Glass? Your Fish Are Doomed!

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A slime coat enhancing product should be added before you scrape your tank’s glass. This will help prevent the fish from getting sick from the stress of the algae scraper or razor blade.

The rest of the

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Lethal Isopod Carrying Shrimp

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): A shrimp with an isopod should be removed from your tank because the isopod can attack your fish.

The rest of the story: This advice has a small bit of truth to it. Certain types of …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): Semi-Solitary Confinement Works Great For Fish Quarantine

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): A separate tank plumbed into your display tank works fine for a quarantine tank.

The rest of the story: Placing a fish in a separate tank, yet having that tank plumbed into your display tank such …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): Probable Cause For Fish Death (Yeah Right)

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 …

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