Aquarium Health Articles

A healthy aquarium is easier to maintain than a sick aquarium. Read up on how to maintain a healthy fish tank to make the hobby enjoyable.


Why Do Fish Jump Out of Water?
Certain tropical fishes are known for jumping out of the fish tank.

Water Testing
Testing/knowing the water parameters of an aquarium is very important.

Freshwater Aquarium Sump
Is a sump a good idea for a freshwater aquarium?

UV Sterilizers and Freshwater Discus Aquariums
Is a UV sterilizer necessary to keep my freshwater discus aquarium healthy?

Aquarium Snails-What to Keep and What to Avoid
While some snails can do damage in your aquarium, others are lovely to keep.

Aquarium Snails–A Blessing And a Curse
How to prevent snails from getting into the wild.

Bad Water Quality Can Cause Abnormal Behaviors
Is rubbing and scratching a sign of disease or bad water quality?

Common Tropical Fish Diseases
The symptoms, diseases, and remedies for the most common fish maladies

Damaged Oscar Eyes
The eyes are vulnerable structures, which may explain why so many fish species target them in serious bouts of aggression.

Drip Acclimation
Use the drip acclimation technique to safely acclimate new livestock to your aquarium.