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Not sure what to feed your fish? Or perhaps your fish doesn't look well, but you don't know what is wrong, much less how to fix it. These articles will help you care for your fish, and ensure they have a long healthy life.
  1. Feeding Aquarium Fish (22)
  2. Fish Health Owner Experiences (12)
  3. Fish Health Treatments (7)

Nitrite Poisoning
Nitrite poisoning follows closely on the heels of ammonia as a major killer of aquarium fish. Don't be fooled into thinking you are out of danger. Anytime ammonia levels are elevated, elevated nitrites will soon follow. Here is what to watch for.

Ammonia Poisoning
Ammonia is the great silent killer of aquarium fish. Almost every fish owner has or will be faced with ammonia poisoning, particularly during startup. Knowing how to detect it, and the steps to take to correct the problem,

Columnaris - Flexibacter columnaris
Columnaris is often misdiagnosed because it sometimes presents with a fungal appearance. Learn how to diagnose and effectively treat Columnaris.

Dropsy in Aquarium Fish
How to recognize, treat, and prevent Dropsy in freshwater aquarium fish.

Fin Rot
Fin Rot occurs quite all too frequently in aquarium fish. Caused by environmental factors, it is a highly preventable disease. Learn how to diagnose and treat Fin Rot in aquarium fish, as well as how to prevent it in the first place.

How to Combat the Aquarium Pest Hydra
Steps to banish and prevent Hydra infestations.

Ichthyophthirius multifilis - Ich
How to diagnose and treat the aquarium fish disease Ich

Neon Tetra Disease (Pleistophora hyphessobryconis)
How to diagnose and treat Neon Tetra Disease

Swim Bladder Disorder
Swim Bladder Disorder is fairly common in certain species, such as Goldfish. Here is how to diagnose and treat Swim Bladder Disorder.

Nitrate Poisoning
Often misunderstood by aquarists, nitrates do affect aquarium fish is often misunderstood by aquarists. Although far less toxic than ammonia or nitrite, it is still possible for aquarium fish to suffer from nitrate poisoning or shock.

Velvet - Oodinium pilularis
Information for diagnosing and treating Velvet disease

Pop-eye - Exophthalmia
Pop-eye is not a disease, but it is a sign that something is wrong. Here is what may be going on when a fish presents with a pop-eye.

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