WAVMA News Archive
An archive of information on WAVMA programs, services and issues important to aquatic veterinary medicine. Send any news items for possible distribution through WAVMA e-News to WebAdmin.
Posted on 27 August 2020What is “constipation?” It is the inability to pass fecal material usually due to dehydration or lack of fiber in the diet. Thankfully, goldfish are physiologically built to never be constipated.
Posted on 20 August 2020Did you know that your new aquatic plants may be harboring bacteria and parasites that could hurt your fish? Learn how to combat this and keep your fish safe and healthy!
Posted on 13 August 2020Fish respond to the same circadian rhythms as most other life on earth.
Posted on 7 August 2020Unfortunately, fish are not immune from cancerous growths.
Posted on 24 July 2020“What can I do to set my fish up for a long, healthy life?” We hear this question a lot and there are a few simple things all pet fish owners can do to improve their fishes’ quality of life.
Posted on 17 July 2020Any good fish owner will have a quarantine or hospital tank at the ready for any new or sick fish. Remember, proper quarantine procedures will save you time, money and LIVES. If you think you don’t need a tank, keep this list with you just in case the time ever comes.
Posted on 7 July 2020Journal of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association Second Quarter 2020
Q&A document relating to the WAVMA Web-CEPD Webinar Skin Deep: Microscopic Anatomy of Finfish Integument presented by Dr Diane Elliott
11 questions answered along with references
Posted on 6 July 2020Skin Deep: Microscopic Anatomy of Finfish Integment by Dr Diane Elliot, Q&A document based on questions asked during the live webinar including adfditional references
Posted on 2 July 2020Instead of the standard, “we tell you to buy this food,” we’re going to give you the tools to take ANY bag of koi food and decide if it’s “good” or “bad.” And what you think is “good,” may not be the same as what your neighbors think is “good,” and that’s okay!
Posted on 25 June 2020Unfortunately, fish bowls are antiquated technology still for sale on your pet store shelf today. It’s an idealized image handed down from Disney movies in our childhoods.
Latest WAVMA WebCEPD webinar information
Posted on 17 June 2020Register for the latest WAVMA WebCEPD free webinar to be given by Dr Diane Elliott. Learn more about fish skin.
Posted on 11 June 2020Most fish don’t have to work very hard to swim. Their streamlined bodies and powerful tails allow them effortless propulsion through the water column. But what if your tail is mostly just for show, like a betta?
Posted on 21 May 2020Floating goldfish post-eating is a common issue that results in an internet wormhole. Let’s get some facts straight.
Posted on 15 May 2020How can you tell male and female fish apart? Trying to set up a single sex population can help keep spawning practices from hurting your fish, but determining males from females can sometimes be a little tricky.
Posted on 3 April 2020When you set up a new fish tank for the first time, there are a few things you can expect to happen. With a brand new filter, your nitrogen cycle has not been established. It will take 4-6 weeks MINIMUM to start cycling your new tank.
Posted on 20 March 2020Thinking about adding a pond to your landscape or investing more in what you already have? If you’re thinking about adding more fish to your pond, we advise you wait until your pond has been eating for a few weeks or late spring.
Posted on 13 March 2020Chlorine is a cheap and efficient way to treat water and the levels used have no harmful effects on humans or fuzzy pets and animals. However, chlorine is extremely toxic to fish.
Posted on 6 March 2020Looking to decrease your water changes and grow some delicious veggies for your family to enjoy? Then you need AQUAPONICS!
Posted on 28 February 2020If 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 or call a fish veterinarian before the problem gets worse.