How to Treat Livebearer Disease

How to Treat Livebearer Disease

by Irene Bearly June 29, 2020 5 min read

Livebearer disease is a catch-all term used to describe many disorders that commonly affect livebearers (or fish that bear live young). These different ailments can include the shimmies, wasting disease, body fungus, and more. The first step is to properly diagnose your fish and then treat for their specific type of livebearer disease.

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How to Treat Sick Aquarium Fish (Even If You’re Not Sure What’s Wrong)

How to Treat Sick Aquarium Fish (Even If You’re Not Sure What’s Wrong)

by Irene Bearly June 22, 2020 6 min read

Treating sick aquarium fish can be difficult, especially if you’re new to the hobby or have never seen this disease before. Based on years of experience helping customers at our fish store and online, here are the step-by-step guidelines and medications we personally use to get our fish back to health as quickly as possible.
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How to Get Rid of Blue-Green Algae in Aquariums

How to Get Rid of Blue-Green Algae in Aquariums

by Irene Bearly May 18, 2020 3 min read

Do you have a mysterious, blue-green slime taking over your aquarium? Or is there a strange smell coming from your fish tank? You might be dealing with blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria). In this article, we cover the causes of blue-green algae and how to get rid of it once and for all.

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How to Cure Fungus on Aquarium Fish

How to Cure Fungus on Aquarium Fish

by Irene Bearly April 27, 2020 5 min read

If your fish has a white- or gray-colored growth on its mouth or body, it could have a fungal infection. Fungal outbreaks are often caused by stressful or poor water conditions and can lead to secondary diseases, so it’s important to address the problem immediately. In this article, we cover several options for treating fungus, as well as how to prevent it from coming back.

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How to Treat Ich or White Spot Disease on Freshwater Fish

How to Treat Ich or White Spot Disease on Freshwater Fish

by Irene Bearly October 30, 2019 4 min read

Ich is one of the most common diseases that your aquarium fish can encounter. Also known as freshwater ick or white spot disease, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis is an external parasite that feeds off your fish's body. Many different approaches exist for combating this illness, but after more than a decade of testing, this is our go-to method for treating ich.
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Aquarium Salt: When and How to Use It Properly

Aquarium Salt: When and How to Use It Properly

by Irene Bearly September 15, 2019 5 min read

Should aquarium salt be used in freshwater tanks? Some people recommend dosing it all the time to provide fish with essential electrolytes while others say it’s mostly used for treating diseases. After years of testing with thousands of fish, we believe salt is one of the best, all-encompassing fish medications on the market.
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5 Quick and Easy Steps for Treating Fin Rot

5 Quick and Easy Steps for Treating Fin Rot

by Irene Bearly July 25, 2019 3 min read

What do you do if your fish’s fins and tail are looking ragged or discolored? It may be a bacterial disease called fin rot. This illness is simple enough to treat but can lead to other serious complications if left unchecked, so follow our five easy steps for curing fin rot.
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