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
Daily tank checks should be done in order to catch problems with living specimens or tank equipment before specimens are lost. Following is a list of items to look for/do during tank checks (Part of this list was from my handbook on how to operate the J. L. Scott Aquarium, where tanks had to be … Read more about Daily Tank Checks
Livebearers as guppies (Poecilia reticulata) and mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) can be very useful in the tank systems of public aquariums and other fish-holding facilities. They are fairly easy to raise in moderate to large numbers in a facility. When raised in a facility, as opposed to being … Read more about Livebearing Fish Use in Tanks
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
Over time, each species of fish has evolved to fit into the environment in which it is found. Because the species has evolved over thousands of years to a particular environment, that environment can be termed to be the optimum environment. As fish keepers, when we know a species' optimum … Read more about Three Strikes
The cichlid genus Pseudocrenilabrus consists of four scientifically named Dwarf Haplochromis endemic to the African continent. Here they are found in a variety of freshwater habitats (including rivers, sinkholes, lakes and creeks) abounding with natural forms of cover which afford protection against … Read more about A TASTE IN FINGERS? – BITTEN BY THE SOUTHERN MOUTHBROODER
At certain times of the year, it seems a rash of a disease makes its way around any given fish room. As a beginner, I have learned the hard way a lot about controlling disease from books, the internet and experimentation. The most important thing to remember is to sanitize (see Cleaning Bowls … Read more about Diseases and Your Fish Room an alternative approach