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White Patch on Betta Fish: Treatment for a Pigment Cell Tumor

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | February 14, 2024
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Our office frequently gets calls about a betta fish with a patch of irregular skin growth or pigment. Obviously, the

Koi fish versus goldfish.

Clash of the Carp Cousins: Koi Fish vs Goldfish

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | January 30, 2024
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How are koi fish and goldfish related? How are they similar and how are they different? Can you cross koi

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Help! My koi pond is green! How to Quickly Fix a Green Koi Pond

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | January 23, 2024
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Congratulations! Your koi pond is green because your nitrogen cycle is working. This is a great sign of a healthy

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Why is my fish tank cloudy? 4 steps to fix quickly!

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | January 16, 2024
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Cloudy fish tank? Here are some things to consider that may be making your fish tank cloudy. No matter what

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Koi Pond Heaters: Good Idea or Expensive Mistake?

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | December 13, 2023
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**Post contains affiliate links.** We are asked by many of our koi clients if koi require a heater in the

Fish veterinary specialists, also known as fish vets or aquatic veterinarians, are highly trained professionals who specialize in providing medical care and expertise specifically for fish. These experts possess extensive knowledge and experience in diagnosing

Fish Veterinary Specialists: DVM vs CertAqV vs DABVP

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | December 6, 2023
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For those of you looking to work with a fish veterinarian, we are thrilled to share that there is a

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Soaking Fish Food Can Seriously Impact Your Fish’s Health

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | November 22, 2023
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When it comes to fish diets, we’re constantly discussing ingredients and nutritional breakdown, but what about palatability? With picky humans,

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Why is my fish spitting food out? Top 3 Reasons Why

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | November 15, 2023
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A fish spitting food out can be seen in multiple species for many reasons. There is no one common reason

a koi pond with many fish swimming in it affected by koi sleepy disease.

Carp Edema Virus aka Sleepy Koi Disease

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | July 12, 2023
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Our office has seen in increase of Carp Edema Virus cases this year and we want you koi owners to

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How to Best Keep Livebearer Fish: 4 Most Common Types

By Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, DABVP (Fish Practice) | July 5, 2023
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What are livebearer fish? In the fish world, these are fish that give birth to live young, rather than the

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