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HOW TO SAVE A SICK FISH BY JESSIE SANDERS, DVM, CERTAQV

HOW TO SAVE A SICK FISH

If your fish is presenting any physical or behavioral signs of illness, don’t wait around for them to magically get better! Follow these steps for the best chance to save your fish.

Step 1: Check Your Water Quality

Poor water quality is the #1 cause of illness and disease in fish. Like the air we breathe, the water a fish swims in is critical to good health. Use a liquid-based test kit, not those silly strips, and see if your parameters fall within the following ranges. For those species not listed, we recommend looking up their parameters here.

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