Interested in learning more about fish health and wellness? We’ve been working hard on some new educational resources for all you pet fish owners! Introducing… How to Kill Your Goldfish, Koi & Betta! Disclaimer: We obviously do NOT want you to kill your fish. This book will show you howLearn More →

Spring is almost here, and often correlates with new fish arriving from overseas and ending up in new ponds. We have had a few years with an increase in Koi Herpesvirus cases and it is important to have your new fish tested. There are two types of testing available. AllLearn More →

Behavioral signs of disease are harder to spot for most fish owners than physical signs of disease. By watching your fishes’ behavior consistently, for at least 5-10 minutes per day, you will be able to determine what is normal or abnormal for your fish. Some “fun fish quirks” may actuallyLearn More →

Unfortunately, fish are not immune from cancerous growths. 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 Infiltrative Papilloma-Like Warts These “warts”Learn More →

We’ve already established that fish get sick, so how can you recognize when something is wrong? Signs of illness can be broken down into two categories: physical and behavioral. Physical These indicators of illness can be very easy to spot. Physical signs of disease include: Changes in coloration Bumps/lumps AsymmetricalLearn More →

It’s almost koi season at Aquatic Veterinary Services! Here are our most common diseases we can expect to see and the signs you should be aware of if any of these diseases are present in your pond. 5. Carp Pox Although not THE koi herpes virus, carp pox is alsoLearn More →

Koi make up the majority of our veterinary practice, and in seeing so many cases, some common themes occur. Don’t make the same mistakes with your fish! Not Checking Your Fish Daily – We know in the winter, when metabolisms are quiet, your fish are not very entertaining. However, evenLearn More →

Over the years, many of our clients have added fish to their pond without quarantine and denied any problems simply because the fish have come from a “reputable dealer.” Unfortunately, even our store, with some of the strictest quarantine guidelines, cannot guarantee our fish are 100% disease free. Why isLearn More →

Everyone always wants to know how to keep their fish system from becoming infested with some horrible disease that puts all their fish at risk. Well, it’s a lot simpler than you think! Quarantine. Quarantine. Quarantine. This includes plants and ALL NEW FISH. The stress of handling and transport isLearn More →

“Help! I have a sick fish. What do I do?” is the most common question we get asked. Regardless of the issue, there are some things you should always do: Check your water chemistry. Low cost, reliable, at home test kits should be included in every new aquarium and pondLearn More →