Mr. Saltwater Tank

Fish Disease & Quarantine

[Friday AM Quick Tip] Why Your Fish Quarantine Tank Doesn’t Have To Be Up 24/7

I’m quarantine every fish before it comes into my system. And here’s how I keep from having to keep a quarantine tank up and running in between quarantining groups of fish

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Write-Up Wednesday: Four Years with Several Leopard Wrasses

I remember the first time I saw a Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon meleagris) in a saltwater tank because when I saw it, I immediately wanted one. Never before had I seen a fish with such unique patterns mixed with …

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Write-Up Wednesday: How I Get New Arrivals To Eat

One of the most exciting parts about owning a saltwater aquarium is acquiring new fish for your system. There are few things more boring than a saltwater tank with no fish in it!

Whether you get your fish at a …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Feeding and Disease Treatment

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: When your fish are sick, stop feeding them.

The rest of the story: Imagine this, while you are in the hospital getting treated for an infectious disease, you aren’t fed anything. No food is brought to you, …

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Write-Up Wednesday: Tank Transfer Method For Disease Control

Two of the most common diseases saltwater fish can get in captivity – marine ich (Cryptocaryon irritans) and marine velvet (Amyloodinium ocellatum) – have suggested a treatment method called the “tank transfer method”.

To understand the tank transfer …

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Write-Up Wednesday: Midas Blenny

The Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas). A fish who is well into “glamour without the bill” territory with a golden yellow body and sparkling blue eyes. While the Midas Blenny is beautifully colored, what is most striking about the

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Ich Is In The Water

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): There is no need to quarantine your fish because ich is in your tap water.

The rest of the story: Look out! Not only will tap water make you pregnant, it’s going to give your fish …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: What REALLY Kills Ich (Cryptocaryon irritants)

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: High temps kill ich. (Suggested in the context of cranking up a tank’s temp to kill the disease)

The rest of the story: To some extend, this advice is true. If you get your tank hot enough, …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A Reef Safe Cure For Ich

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A reef tank can be cured of ich by using hyposalinity.

The rest of the story: Hyposalinity (specific gravity of 1.009) in a reef tank…hmmm…try that and let me know what your invertebrates think of it! While …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues.): The Lack Of These Ions Is Killing Your Fish

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 …

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