Fish health is a complex and sometimes baffling
subject. The key to relatively trouble free fish keeping is prevention
rather than cure. This means providing optimum conditions that encourage
good health. It is equally important to nip minor problems in the
bud before they get out of hand. Aimed mainly at beginners and
intermediates, these key pages provide a 'core' understanding of the
basics of fish health.
importance of water quality
An overview of water quality - including the 5-point standard. Do you
for healthy fish
The importance of water testing. Look after the water and the fish
will look after themselves (most of the time).
Fish are like leaky parcels of water swimming around in a pond or
tank. No wonder water quality has such a dramatic affect on their
Fish disease is really no different to disease in any other animal.
An overview of aquatic disease, diagnostic methods and treatments.
The essential fish health work-up. When fish are sick, you have two
basic options. You can simply try and guess what's wrong (the most
common method) and usually get it wrong. The alternative is a
methodical, professional diagnosis. This is probably the most important
page on the site - and the most essential stage in fish health
Find out a little more about common treatment methods before you put
any 'medications' into your pond or tank.
The most essential tool for any serious fish keeper is a microscope.
Indeed, without one it is impossible to make a full diagnosis of any
fish health problem.
Why do we use biological filters on ponds and tanks? This essential
piece of equipment is often poorly understood.
New tank/pond syndrome kills tens of thousands of fish every year.
Essential reading BEFORE you stock your tank or pond.
Koi (or any other fish) popular fallacies. Common myths about fish
keeping and fish health.