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 – http://sofiwf.com/

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 – https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/rhiannapatrick/rhianna-patrick/12425284

“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)
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
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 – https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/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 – https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-common-bacterial-and-parasitic-disease-in-ornamental-pet-fish

3. Facilities, equipment and financial considerations for aquatic veterinary practice – https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/facilities-equipment-and-financial-considerations-for-aquatic-veterinary-practice

4. Developing the knowledge, skill and experience for aquatic veterinary practice – https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/developing-the-knowledge-skill-and-experience-for-aquatic-veterinary-practice

5. Biosecurity in aquaculture to meet national regulations and international (OIE) standards – https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/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.