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Freshwater Head and Lateral Line Erosion (FHLLE) or hole in the head is a typical fish disease. This disease mostly affects cichlids, discus, and Oscars. You can see multiple pits or holes across the lateral line of the fish suffering from this disease. As the disease progresses, the hole starts getting deeper, and erosion of the scale increases. The fins start fraying. There are various causes of this disease. If treated on time, it might…

During high school, I worked in an aquarium shop. One day in the shop, I met a middle-aged gentleman who was researching diseases in Danio Fish. The shop was about to close, he bought some Danio fish and asked me if he could drop me home. On our way home, the man told me about his research on Danio Fish. I got to know about Danio fish much more than I could have learned about…

As a fish keeper, you must always have that warm attachment with your tank and the fishes. A determined fish-keeper will never keep their tank dirty. If you want your fishes to grow beautifully and live to their fullest then, you should clean and maintain your aquarium regularly. Cleaning and maintaining the tank can get tricky at first, but once you get used to it, it is fun. Frequent water changes, regular checks on equipment, algae removal,…

In simple words, Tap water is not likely to be safe for your fish. Tap waters are specially treated with chemicals like chlorine or chloramine to kill bacteria and make water safe for humans. But in the context of cold-blooded animals like fish, water mixed with chlorine or chloramine can affect fish’s health crucially. Elements that make Tap Water Not Safe for Fish The main reason for Tap water not safe for the fish is…

Ammonia Poisoning in Fish Tank is the condition when your aquarium’s level of ammonia and its related compound increase to the point where it becomes harmful to your fish. Mostly this problem occurs when you just started keeping fish. I also faced this issue ten years ago when I was first setting up an aquarium for my betta fish. Although Ammonia Poison is not fatal to fish, you must take this issue seriously. The easiest…