This is one of the commonly asked questions.
Fish are animals; and diagnosing diseases in animals, and treatment of animals are acts of veterinary science. So unless you are a registered veterinarian, you are not legally allowed to diagnose and treat animals of others.
To explain using humans as examples, we are able to self-treat to a certain extent, however, we are not allowed to treat others without being suitably qualified.
In Western Australia, the fine for the first conviction is $10,000. Subsequent fines are $20,000.
Read more in a previous post –
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.