Fish Disease & Quarantine
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …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