Old Tank/Pond Syndrome What is it? This occurs in fish tanks and ponds with the following water quality parameters: pH: <6.0 Alkalinity (kH): <50 mg/L, usually 0 mg/L Ammonia: >1.5 mg/L Nitrite: >0 mg/L Nitrate: >40 mg/L The loss of buffers (alkalinity) can lead to pH swings and a pH
Hello fish folks! We’re back after a fun fintastic time at the annual American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Chicago, IL. Had a great time visiting the local zoo and aquarium, not to mention all the fish talks and finally meeting some of the head fish veterinarians in the country.
This week’s fish is actually a pair that you’ll recognize: the Clownfish and Blue Tang Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) More commonly known as Nemo, Marlin & Dory, these two types of tropical fish are common in coral reefs. Clownfish have several interesting characteristics. They live in