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Fake Fish Diseases

When it comes to sick fish, the internet can be more confusing than helpful. As far as we know, Google does not have any medical degrees, so let’s clear some things up. Here are the most common fake fish diseases our offices comes across: “My fish has ‘swim bladder.’” This is the equivalent of you …

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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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Preventative Medicine in Fish

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What does “preventative medicine in fish” mean? Essentially, all it means is calling the doctor before your fish is sick in order to catch disease early. The earlier a disease can be caught, the easier it is to manage. This is why you get your yearly physical, routine bloodwork and colonoscopy. The same is true …

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Fish Metabolism & Temperature

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Fish metabolism plays a critical role in our treatment protocols. Why do we have to wait on surgery and other treatments until the water warms up? Well, it’s one of the unusual things about aquatic veterinary medicine: our patients cannot regulate their internal body temperature. Known as “ectotherms,” or “cold-blooded,” fish along with amphibians and …

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