Secrets revealed in Dr Loh’s Fish Vetting Series.

There are no secrets in the treatment of fish diseases as seen in Dr Loh’s new YouTube channel < >.

You can learn more about how it is done with his practical manuals and instructional videos, available from his website (use your desktop computer).

This series of publications has helped promote fish health and welfare globally:

• Fish Vetting Essentials” (book)

• “Fish Vetting Medicines – Formulary of Fish Treatments” (book)

• “Fish Vetting Techniques & Practical Tips” (DVD).

Get your copies today and begin fish vetting with confidence.

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About the author:

As “The Fish Vet”, Dr Richmond Loh and his team across Australia provide veterinary, and
pathology services for a range of clients including pet fish, display aquaria, retailers and fish farmers.
He has been admitted to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by
examinations in the subjects of Pathobiology, and Aquatic Animal Health. He is a Certified Aquatic
Veterinarian and has been awarded the George Alexander International Fellowship by the
International Specialised Skills Institute.

Pertinent Posts:

• President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA, 2014)

• Secretary for the Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College
of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS, 2015)

• Senior Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University

• WAVMA Webinar co-ordinator/moderator (2013 to

The Fish Vet’s Services

The Fish Vet offers a comprehensive aquatic veterinary services in a range of locations across Australia. Our aquatic veterinarians are based in Perth (WA), Brunswick (Victoria), Sydney/Gosford (NSW) and Duffy (ACT). Our aquatic specialists are based in Townsville (Queensland) and in Singapore.


The Fish Vet, a one-stop-shop: there is no duplication of work, and no loss of time or information between management and consultant.

Services offered through The Fish Vet include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment for diseases
  • Management advice
  • Health certification
  • Supply of veterinary resources
  • Education and research

We service the following sectors:

  • Pet ornamentals (e.g. home aquariums, pond, aquaponics)
  • Display aquaria (e.g. public aquariums and zoos)
  • Commercial ornamentals (e.g. ornamental fish farms, retailers, wholesalers, exporters)
  • Education (e.g. universities, researchers, hobby groups)

DOWNLOAD OUR SERVICES MANUAL –> TFV Services and Fees 2018-19

Webinars on Sustainable Ornamental Fisheries Way Forward

15-17 October, 2020

Ornamental fisheries contribute significantly to aquarium hobby, health and well being of individuals, livelihood of communities, national income and foreign exchange earnings.

The International Webinar ‘SOFI-WAY FORWARD’, focus on potential avenues in ornamental fisheries to provide right perspective towards sustainable ornamental fisheries.

An excellent line up of International experts in ornamental fisheries will address the webinar SOFI.

 “The way forward to Sustainable ornamental fisheries” is the focal theme of SOFI.

Find out more and register at –

ABC’s Rhianna Patrick broadcasting live interview with The Fish Vet, Dr Richmond Loh, on national radio.

Sunday 12th July (today), 5pm AWST (Perth time, +8 GMT) or 7pm AEST (Sydney time).

How to listen?
Tune into the show on the ABC Listen App, on a digital radio, online, or on channel 25 on your TV –

The whole episode is at –

“The two-second memory in goldfish is a load of crap!”

Join "Conversations" podcast hosted by Richard Fidler, as he interviews Dr Culum Brown –

Dr Brown is a leading researcher in the field of fish cognition, and he is based at Macquarie University.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, Fellow WAVMA.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Locations: Perth | Melbourne | Sydney | Canberra | Townsville | Hong Kong | London (UK)
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

Available NOW! Webinar recordings from “World Veterinary Association Congress 2020 – Veterinary Professionals of the World Unite”.

All of the webinar recordings from WVAC 2020 are available

to watch now here

Aquatic veterinary webinars are listed below with their direct links:

1. Current status and veterinary aspects of ornamental (pet) fish ownership and industry in Australasia –

2. Diagnosis and treatment of common bacterial and parasitic disease in ornamental (pet) fish –

3. Facilities, equipment and financial considerations for aquatic veterinary practice –

4. Developing the knowledge, skill and experience for aquatic veterinary practice –

5. Biosecurity in aquaculture to meet national regulations and international (OIE) standards –

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, Fellow WAVMA.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.


Locations: Perth | Melbourne | Sydney | Canberra | Townsville | Hong Kong | London (UK)


What fish can you keep with axolotls?

I was recently asked question about whether they can keep guppies with axolotls

That’s a controversial issue. Some are of the opinion that you shouldn’t keep predators and prey in the same enclosure. Much like you wouldn’t expect to see a zoo where prey animals are kept with lions. However, in public aquariums, predatory sharks are kept with prey species.

It’s really a matter of size of the tank – whether the predators are sufficient fed, and the prey have enough space to live without being in constant fear.

Axoltols do not chase down prey – but they wait in ambush. So fish will not be living in constant fear if kept with axolotls. In fact, it’s the axolotls who may find themselves in danger – these fish could potentially attack the delicate gills of axolotls.

So, for a mixed species tank with axolotls, it’s a matter of the size of the tank – to allow sufficient safe distance between predator and prey, in particular there needs to be sufficient depth to allow fish distance from the tank floor where axolotls frequent, and there should be ample hides for your axolotls to get away from fish.

On another note, guppies are a tropical species, so they won’t be suitable to keep with axolotls that live in cold water.

I’m interested to hear what are other’s thoughts on this subject.