Fish Health Issues & Disease

Stringy White Fish Poop

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Alright, we’ve cleared up the internet’s favorite fish diagnoses: swim bladder, dropsy, constipation and mystical green peas, but what about that “white fish poop?” Somehow, many internet diagnoses involve this mysterious phenomenon in fish and have linked it to internal parasites. Well, let us set the record straight… White fish poop is a poop with …

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Do Fish Get Cancer?

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Our service is commonly askes, “do fish get cancer?” Unfortunately, fish get cancer like most other animals. And sharks, being fish, are included in this group. Like tumors in all other species, some are treatable, while others are not. Here are some of the most common cancers we seen in our daily practice. Goldfish Nerve …

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Fungal Disease in Fish

An aquatic environment is an ideal growth environment for many fungi, especially water molds such as Saprolegnia. Unless your fish’s immune system is compromised, you won’t have any reason to worry about fungal disease in fish. Fungal Species There are thousands of potential species of fungus lurking in your aquarium or pond. Aquatic environments are …

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Fish Ulcers

Fish Ulcers

One of the most common owner concerns we get calls about are fish ulcers. What is an “ulcer,” how do they come about and how do you fix them? What is an “ulcer?” Most commonly, fish get skin ulcers. This is an open wound in the skin of a fish that may expose the underlying …

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Stress in Fish

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Stress in fish occurs just like stress in other animals. What defines a “stressful event” may differ, but the behavioral and biological changes are the same. The Stress Response With any stressor, a fish’s body will react in the following: Primary Response – seconds to hours after event Increased corticosteroid and catecholamine release – hormones …

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