A webinar all about buoyancy disorders in fish by Doctor Loh, The Fish Vet.

Does your fish float or sink uncontrollably? With thanks to the Australian Veterinary Association, they have requested me to address this topic. Overview Buoyancy disorders are not uncommon in various fish species. Hyperbuoyancy (positively buoyant) leads to fish floating at the water surface, and hypobuoyancy (negatively buoyant) results in fish sinking to the tank floor. … Continue reading A webinar all about buoyancy disorders in fish by Doctor Loh, The Fish Vet.

How do you treat buoyancy disorder in a fish?

From time to time, some fish may develop swim bladder problems and these tend to manifest as buoyancy disorders – either the fish is floating to the top (positively buoyant), or sinking to the bottom (negatively buoyant). Fish in their natural healthy state should be relatively neutrally buoyant, or only just slightly negatively buoyant. How … Continue reading How do you treat buoyancy disorder in a fish?

Buoyancy disorders of ornamental fish: a review of cases seen in veterinary practice.

  A great article by Dr William Wildgoose regarding the perennial problem of upside down goldfish. For the short version, excerpts from the abstract is pasted below: There were almost equal numbers of short-bodied and long-bodied goldfish. In many cases, there were no external lesions and no consistent environmental factors could be identified… Several radiographic … Continue reading Buoyancy disorders of ornamental fish: a review of cases seen in veterinary practice.

Does your fish have swim bladder problems?

Does he float, or does he sink? What can you do for your fish when faced with hyper-buoyancy and hypobuoyancy issues? This Wednesday evening, I’ll be presenting a webinar on this perennial problem, and what measures are available to remedy the situation. For more information on the webinar, go to Australian Veterinary Association Fish Vet … Continue reading Does your fish have swim bladder problems?

There is a treatment for sunken fish.

From time to time, we see fish (mainly goldfish and koi), present with swimbladder disorders. Often they present with excessive buoyancy and float uncontrollably to the water surface. Here are a couple of examples:• catfish – https://youtu.be/rZlySKJkULg • goldfish – https://youtu.be/SOMjZHW_gy4 Sometimes, the opposite happens, and they stay sunk on the tank floor. For some … Continue reading There is a treatment for sunken fish.

TheFishVet saves a massive red-tailed catfish in trouble!

From time to time, fish can go off feed, sometimes for unknown reasons. It is important to start giving nutritional support within 1-2 weeks if fish stop eating. In this case, our catfish patient also developed buoyancy disorder, floating at the top of the tank. In this video, we demonstrate the procedure for force-feeding fish, … Continue reading TheFishVet saves a massive red-tailed catfish in trouble!

How to cure swimbladder disease in goldfish?

In this video, I present a fish that’s floating at the water surface; and how I go about treating positive buoyancy disorder – https://youtu.be/SOMjZHW_gy4 Read more from our blog’s archive about swimbladder disease – https://thefishvet.com/?s=Buoyancy — Yours sincerely, Dr Richmond Loh  DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory. PERTH | MELBOURNE | … Continue reading How to cure swimbladder disease in goldfish?

FREE Webinar – Common Diseases Encountered in wild tropical Sea Turtles

WAVMA’s WebCEPD B-1026. Join us on August 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm AEST (Townsville QLD, Australia/ 03:00 GMT/UTC) for this free webinar. Click onhttp://tinyurl.com/huvjnj8 to see the time in your local time zone, anywhere around the world. Register now! Simply click on https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5498451318216269828 About this webinar: With six of seven sea turtle species occurring in … Continue reading FREE Webinar – Common Diseases Encountered in wild tropical Sea Turtles