If you find that your betta is gasping at the bottom or surface of the tank, pale in color, has a limp tail fin, unresponsive eyes and with their gills fanning visibly then they may be in critical condition. There are a few things you can do to increase their chances of survival. Prevention is the … Read more about How to Save a Dying Betta Fish
1. If you have a betta die - scour and scald the old bowl Many fungal and bacterial growths, as well as parasites, can live in adverse conditions. When your betta passes on, it is possible the reason he/she died is still present in the tank/bowl. By cleaning the bowl thoroughly you can kill … Read more about Steps for Illness Prevention
ABSTRACT Mycobacterium marinum Aronson is generally known as a pathogen of fishes. Since 1962 it has been recognized as causing localized infections on the extremities of humans. Three cases are reported, with cures being effected by use of clarithromycin, ethambutol, minocycline, and rifampin. … Read more about Human Mycobacterium marinum Aronson Infections
Monogenetic trematodes (Monogenea) are parasitic flatworms mostly found on the gills, fins, skin, and eggs of freshwater and saltwater fishes. They vary in size from about 100 microns to 2 to 3 cm in length. They hold onto their hosts via a combination of hooks, anchors, and suckers at their … Read more about Monogenea of Fishes
Hyperplasia is a fancy way of saying abnormal increase in cell numbers or cell numbers "gone wild" leading to a size increase of the affected tissue or organ; it can also be used as another term for benign growth, or tumor. Hyperplasia can be induced by many things, including chronic inflammation, … Read more about Hyperplasia in Fishes
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines Euthanasia as follows: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. As a fish keeper, there may come a time that … Read more about How do I euthanize my fish?
PREVENTION is better than cure. Few aquarists are not familiar with that age-old adage. Yet how many are aware of its import in modern aquatics? Too few for their own good and for the good of their stock, for though the last decade has seen many important advances in the treatment of diseases in … Read more about Danger Signs With Your Fishes
While at first thought quarantining your newly purchased fish or invertebrate may seem to be a royal pain, this simple procedure can, in the long run, save you from a number of problems that could endanger the well-being of the animals already present in your system. One should assume that all … Read more about How to Quarantine Fresh and Salt Water Fish, and Invertebrates