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Fish Diseases & Health Issues

By diagnosing a disease, illness, health or harassment problem a fish, coral as well as other invertebrate may be dealing with in your aquarium, here you can learn about how to quarantine an animal if necessary and take steps quickly to protect or treat them, whether using an ozone or UV sterilizer, medications, QT, or other means to care for them.
  1. Bacterial & Other Diseases (11)
  2. Coral Diseases & Health
  3. Disease Diagnostic Tools (5)
  4. Fish Euthanasia (7)
  5. HLLE / LLE Disease (12)
  6. Hyposalinity / OST (9)
  7. Ich Diseases & Parasites (21)
  8. Ozone & UV Sterilizers (8)
  9. QT Set Ups & Quarantining (6)
  10. Stray Voltage Problems (3)

Five Reasons That Marine Fish Die in Aquariums
In spite of what you may have heard from some "celebrities" in the press (P.E.T.A. and Snorkel Bob, on Maui in HI come to mind) statistically, fish will live longer in a well maintained marine aquarium than in the wild. Aquariums are a whole different story, though. A vast majority of salt aquariums are "closed systems" (not open to the ocean)...

Fish Diseases
By diagnosing a disease, illness, health or harassment problem a fish, coral as well as other invertebrate may be dealing with in your aquarium, here you can learn about how to treat fish disease by quarantining an animal if necessary and take steps quickly to protect or treat them, whether using an ozone or UV sterilizer, medications, QT, or...

Tips for Pre-Acclimating Saltwater Livestock
Tips for Pre-Acclimating Saltwater Livestock. There are steps you can take to help your new fish acclimate well to your tank even before you bring it home.

Mail Order Fish and Invertebrates
Important shipping and packing tips that should be considered before buying saltwater livestock on line or by mail order.

Acclimating Saltwater Fish the Drip Line Way
The pros and cons - instructions and tips for using the drip line acclimating method as a way to introduce new saltwater fish into an aquarium.

Lymphocystis Virus in Saltwater Aquariums
The appearance of the Lymphocystis virus in saltwater aquarium fish is fairly common. Much like the various forms of Ich, though not normally fatal in and of itself (death is usually caused by secondary bacterial or fungal infection), this virus can spread through an entire fish community in a very short period of time. Early diagnosis and...

Fish Disease Trouble Shooter
This is an easy to use trouble shooter from your Guides to quickly identify and obtain treatment options on the most common diseases of saltwater aquarium fish.

What Hyposalinity Kills
Osmotic Shock Therapy (also known as O.S.T. or Hyposalinity) is one of the most effective, non chemical treatments for Saltwater ich (cryptocaryon). Hyposalinity will kill corals and many other desirable animals in a reef tank, but can also be used to eliminate a number of SW aquarium pests.

Why Did My Fish Die?
Your fish suddenly died for no apparent reason? Here is a simple explanation of the causes of fish deaths in a saltwater aquarium.

How to Treat Ammonia Burns
How to Treat Ammonia Burns explains how to treat saltwater aquarium fish when they are exposed to an excess level of ammonia. Symptoms of ammonia burns include: cloudy eyes, frayed fins, rapid gilling and loss of appetite.

A First-Aid Kit for Saltwater Aquariums
Unforeseen situations with your aquarium can occur at any time, and if you are not prepared to handle a critical problem if it arises, losses to your aquarium community can be costly. You should be ready at any given time to be able to perform a partical or complete water change, treat a sick fish, or handle any number of other emergenices.

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