Keeping fish is more about keeping water. If you get the hang of “keeping water” then the fish are the easy bit.
To help you achieve this we offer free water testing. Just bring us in half a jam jar of your aquarium water and we will test it and talk you though any action you may need to take to get the water back to being healthy for the fish.
Helping with Your Fish Health Issues
Our favourite saying when it comes to fish health is “treat once with the right thing”. Fish treatments are quite harsh chemicals, and guessing what’s wrong then treating them, and it not working so treating them again can weaken the fish. This then leaves them open to more problems. It is far better to bring us a fish for a skin scrape so we can find out what you need to treat with, it working and your fish not being exposed to loads of harsh chemicals.
When we do a skin scrape you will get to see what we are looking at under the microscope on our big screen. And we will be able to explain what parasites your fish have – hopefully they won’t have any! We ask that you bring in a separate water sample in with you at the same time.
We are able to do skin scrapes on most fish, but we do ask they are still alive when you bring them in. Once they have died they are no longer a good host to the parasites and within a couple of hours you are unlikely to find anything left to look at.
Again this is a free service – we want you to have happy healthy fish. The only time we charge for this is if your fish are too large to bring to us and we have to come to you.
Why not email us through the form below or call us on 01202 825505 to see what we can do for you and your fish.