Common Aquarium Fish Diseases

Blue Tang in reef tank

Our overview and brief description of common aquarium fish diseases. Always consult your local fish store for more precise diagnosis and treatment options.

Aquarium Fish Health

Fish in reef tank

Assuring best aquarium fish health starts with the selection of the fish themselves and continues with good maintenance and fish care.

Aquariums and Power Outages

tiger barbs in aquarium

What happens to an aquarium when the power goes out? Short term power outages are usually harmless, but a plan of action is need when the aquarium is without power for an extended time.

Ich (Ick) and Your Aquarium Fish

Yellow African Cichlid

Ich is the most common fish disease the aquarium owner experiences at one point or another. Immediate action is required to treat this highly contagious parasite.

Using Salt in the Freshwater Aquarium

African cichlids in freshwater aquarium

Using salt in freshwater aquariums is a personal choice. While salt is not a requirement, the benefits may very well be worth getting into the practice of using salt.

Toxic Aquarium Water & Fish Poisoning

Yellow fish

There are a number of common nutrients and conditions in the aquarium that can turn the water toxic and poison the fish. Learn more about fish poisoning here.