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

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: childish.

Q: What do you say to a childish glow fish?

A: Why don’t you glow up!

Have a FINtastic week! R <+>{

NB: TFV is not associated with GloFish.


A good plan to help Darling River fish recover exists

Discover reasons why the fish kills have occurred and the measures that have been proposed to help

the basin’s fish communities recover from where they are now, at 10% of pre-European levels (0% in some parts), back to 60% over 50 years.

Another veterinarian joins The Fish Vet’s team.

The Fish Vet’s team is expanding, making more fish vets available to you.

Our newest recruit will service fish keepers in Sydney’s south and west, including Bankstown region.

Dr Aivee Huynh graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) at the University of Sydney in 2017.

She is a small animal veterinarian based in Sydney, with a keen interest in aquatic medicine. She grew up with a Saratoga and spent her days fishing and snorkelling.

Aivee is a member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) and her goal is to become a certified aquatic vet.

She is owned by a “catfish” called Vegemite.

Our other fish veterinarians are located in Perth (Welshpool), Melbourne (Brunswick), Canberra (Duffy) and Sydney (Gosford).

Download and keep a copy of our details in case of emergency – TFV Services and Fees 2019

What’s the safest way to top up your fish pond?

Every so often, we receive calls from owners with fish dying from chlorine toxicosis because they had inadvertently left the hose on for too long while refilling their fish pond.

Chlorine and chloramine has been added to our tap water supplies as a disinfectant, making it safe for us to drink straight from the tap. But these chemicals are toxic to fish. Normally, we use anti-chlorine that is in proprietary water conditioners from your local fish shops. But when you forget, and leave your hose on full for too long, toxic levels of chlorine can build up in your pond.

So I’d like to share with you, a very simple, way of avoiding disasters, and at no cost, and no fancy gadgets!

Next time you need to refill your pond, why not turn the tap to a trickle, instead of a full blast?

Everyone feeds their fish once to thrice daily, so in this time, you’d be able to turn off the tap, before it overflows, and long before the entire pond volume is displaced by toxic levels of chlorinated water.

Please share this with all fish keepers, so we won’t get another case of fish kills in ponds again.

What do you call a group of mermaids?

That’s an interesting question. Merpeople are thought of as half fish, half human.

If mermaids were fish, a group of them would be called a school.

If they were classed as humans, they’d be called a tribe.

But perhaps they’re sea mammals, similar to dolphins, where a group of them are called pods.

Manatees are, after all, what sailors once mistook as mermaids. As such it would make sense to call them similar to a group of manatees – an aggregation.

But if they were Australian, they’d be dugongs. And so, a group of a dugongs is called a herd.

So, what do you think a group of Merpeople are called?

Let’s count your votes.

1. Herd.

2. Aggregate.

3. Pod.

4. School.

5. Tribe.

Who do you get, when you call The Fish Vet?

Often clients remark, “You have so many letters after your name!”

And Dr Loh responds, “That’s because my surname is too short.”

“But Dr Richmond, what is L.o.h? How did you get it?”

“That, I got when I was born. It’s my surname!”

Dr Richmond Loh has had an illustrious career, working on all things fish, since 2002.

He’s not just a fish vet, but is THE FISH VET. So if you want fast results to cure your fish from any of the inumerable fish diseases, call The Fish Vet.

Dr Loh is now joined by colleagues across Australia, to help bring more aquatic veterinarians to be at your service.

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To virtually meet all his team members who are in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Together, they have an integrated field and lab diagnostic team, to service Australia’s needs.