“A Too Clean Aquarium or Pond? Why Some Mulm is Good”

“A Too Clean Aquarium or Pond? Why Some Mulm is Good”

Cloudy Water in Ponds and Aquariums Water Clarity / Water Clouding is conditioned on FIVE or SIX different kinds of organism. Bacteria, Viruses, Flagellates, freshwater Protists like Ambiphrya as well as plants influence water clarity. This post answers the question: Why don’t I want to clean my pond to spotless white? Is there such a…

Saving Sick Fish: How to Save Fish FAST!

Saving Sick Fish: How to Save Fish FAST!

The TLDR of Fish Health. Mastery in 40 pages. The new book by Dr Erik Johnson ( drjohnson.com and Koivet.com ) The brand new Fish Health and treatment book is available at https://savingsickfish.org/thenewbook and  https://savingsickfish.org/order If I was training a new employee for a pet shop, fish-friendly veterinary clinic, a garden center or pond company,…

“Spotless Ich” is a Thing. But it’s EASY. (Video)

“Spotless Ich” is a Thing. But it’s EASY. (Video)

https://youtu.be/6vnZet71ZiY For some reason, Ich organisms don't cause white spots in Koi and most goldfish. I've NEVER seen white spot on Koi. At the same time, some of the hottest Ich infestations were on Koi. WITHOUT WHITE SPOTS. If you see Koi or Goldfish turning red, getting slimy and depressed, it's usually a crashing pH…

Precautions When Using Salt to Treat White Spot and Fish Diseases

Precautions When Using Salt to Treat White Spot and Fish Diseases

https://youtu.be/pRpfYw7Gf1w The above video deals with some precautions about using salt. It's practically impossible to end up in trouble with it –  but there are times when I'd be “Ehhhhh not so much” on it. Practically ALWAYS when treating White Spot disease (Ick) (Ich) but for most everything else, Formalin Malachite Green is usually better….