Fish Diseases

Fish Diseases – A Helpful List of What To Watch Out For!

As hard as you may try, there is no absolute way to prevent disease and illness from affecting aquarium fish.  Parasites, bacterial infections, and fungal diseases quickly prey on newly added, weakened, or stressed fish. There is no way to prevent some fish from becoming sick, but there is usually a way to get your … Read more

Wasting Disease in Fish

Wasting Disease in Fish – What It Is and How To Cope!

Wasting disease, also known as Fish Tuberculosis, is a disease that affects freshwater fish like Betts, Gourami’s, Tetras, Danios, and Barbs. Knowing the signs of this disease and what causes it can mean the difference between life and death for your fish. What Is Wasting Disease? Wasting disease is a fatal disease that is caused … Read more

Slime Disease

Aquarium Slime Disease: What Is It and How Can I Treat It?

Have you noticed white or clear slime growing on your aquarium? If so, you may be dealing with aquarium slime disease. Slime disease is a catch-all term for the parasitic infections of the skin that cause freshwater fish to produce excess mucus. This disease weakens fish and makes them more susceptible to other, often fatal, … Read more

Cloudy Eye Fish

Cloudy Eye Fish Disease: The Signs, Causes, and Treatment

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely because you’ve noticed something different about your beloved pet fish. Maybe his eyes aren’t as vibrant as they used to be, perhaps they have a milky white tint, and you’re panicking wondering what it could be, or perhaps even thinking what I did when I first came across … Read more

Betta Constipation

Betta Constipation: Causes, Prevention and Management

Like many other pet fish, bettas have quite a simple digestive tract, with a short esophagus and intestine, which usually works quickly and efficiently. Poop is a natural part of this digestive process, but how can you tell if your fish is pooping normally or not? Or even worse – What if he isn’t pooping … Read more

betta fungal infection

Betta Fungal Infection: Everything You Need To Know!

Did you know that betta fish can get infected with fungal spores? Like humans, betta fish can get fungal infections when stressed, sick, or in unfavorable conditions. How Do I Get Rid of Fungus in My Fish Tank? The short answer is you don’t. Both humans and fish come into contact with fungal spores every … Read more

Goldfish Turning Black

Why Is My Goldfish Turning Black: Causes and Treatment

It’s in the name: goldfish are gold. So why is yours turning black? Unfortunately, this isn’t good news and your fish might be suffering from ammonia poisoning. But don’t worry, with some quick correction to water parameters, your fish will be back to its bright metallic coloration in no time! Keep reading to find out … Read more

betta fish laying on side

Betta Fish Laying On Side: Causes And Solutions 

Have you recently looked in your aquarium to find your betta fish laying on its side at the bottom of the tank? Though this isn’t expected behavior, it’s not necessarily a bad one either. There are a few reasons why your betta fish might be laying on its side, like age, sickness, or water quality, … Read more


How To Prevent Columnaris Disease In Your Aquarium Fish

If you notice fluffy, white patches appearing on one or more of your fish, you might at first assume that some kind of fungus causes the problem. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Your fish could be suffering from a condition called Columnaris. So, what is Columnaris? What causes the disease, and will your fish … Read more

How To Set Up A Quarantine Tank

How To Set Up A Quarantine Tank

Quarantining fish before adding them to the main display aquarium or when they’re sick is a very important part of fishkeeping. Even experienced aquarists often overlook this step because they think it isn’t needed and want their new fish in their tank as soon as possible! First, we need to understand what a quarantine tank … Read more

Melafix For Dropsy

Using Melafix For Dropsy

Dropsy is a severe problem affecting many of our favorite pet fish species over time, including betta fish and fancy goldfish. Fish owners often misunderstand the causes of dropsy, and the condition is generally regarded as fatal.  Read this guide to learn everything you need to know about what causes dropsy and how to treat … Read more

Treating Fin Rot

Treating Fin Rot

When the beautiful fins of your previously healthy looking fish suddenly seem to be melting away, it can be easy to panic. It may be fin rot! Luckily this common aquarium fish disease is often curable, especially if you take action right away. Keep reading for more information on what causes fin rot and how … Read more

How to Best Care for a Bumblebee Cichlid

How to Best Care for a Bumblebee Cichlid

The bumblebee cichlid is an unusual and beautiful addition to any display tank. In this article, we introduce this enchanting cichlid and provide you with all the information that you’ll need to care for these stunning fish. What is a bumblebee cichlid? The bumblebee cichlid or hornet cichlid (also called Maylandia and Pseudotropheus crabro) is … Read more

Dropsy Fish

How To Prevent Dropsy Disease In Your Tank: Causes And Solutions

The term, “dropsy” is enough to strike fear into the hearts of all fish keepers. Dropsy is a common fish disease that can cause death within hours unless you spot the danger signs early enough to treat your fish. Many myths and inaccuracies surround dropsy, so we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to the condition, including … Read more

white spot disease

Treating ich (white spot disease)

Ich, also known as white spot disease or ick, is a very common fish disease that almost every aquarist will unfortunately encounter sooner or later. If there are white spots on your fish, you might be dealing with ich as well.  Keep reading for everything you need to know about identifying and treating ich and how … Read more