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Will you be prepared when fish disease strikes?

lookingIf you keep marine fish for any length of time, it’s not a question of if you’ll encounter disease, but when! And when a fish becomes ill, its life—and potentially the life of its tankmates—depends on quick, effective intervention on the hobbyist’s part. An ailing specimen doesn’t have time for guesswork, anecdotal solutions, or “snake oil” treatments! It needs a proven remedy, and it needs it now!

The most frequently asked questions we receive at Saltwater Smarts are related to fish disease identification and treatment.

Written by Jay Hemdal, Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates at The Toledo Zoo and an avid aquarist with over 45 years of experience in marine fishkeeping, The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes provides the expert, authoritative guidance you’ll need to make a proper identification and begin the right course of treatment when disease rears its ugly head in your aquarium.

The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes

Buy The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes eBook
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The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes offers comprehensive, easy-to-comprehend information on:

  • How to select healthy specimens
  • Quarantine procedures
  • Arriving at an accurate diagnosis
  • Fish diseases related to husbandry or environment, such as Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE)
  • Common parasites of marine fishes, such as marine ich (Cryptocaryon irritans), marine velvet (Amyloodinium), clownfish disease (Brooklynellosis), and red-band syndrome (Uronema marinum)
  • Bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases
  • Exophthalmia (“pop-eye”) and other eye problems
  • Zoonosis and dangerous marine organisms
  • Fish pharmacology
  • A bonus section on invertebrate disease
  • And much, much more!

Get a sneak peek at these excerpts:

Whether you currently have a sick fish and want to identify the disease and proper course of treatment, or you simply want to be better informed about diseases you might encounter in the future, The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes is a must for your aquarium library!

The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes

This book in the media:

Reefs Magazine – Book Review: Hemdal’s Diseases of Marine Fishes

The majority of the book is concerned with environmental and husbandry issues that affect fish health and the plethora of specific diseases that afflict marine fish. Cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment are addressed for each disease. If you read these chapters carefully, many of the “mystery” deaths so commonly referenced in the hobby become a lot less mysterious.” – Randy Donowitz, Editor, Reefs Magazine

Here’s what readers have to say about this book:

I have been in the hobby for some time now (started in July 1986) and I have seen many fish diseases, but treated them with the usual products like copper and formalin. This book details many more treatments that I wasn’t aware of. I’m really happy with the purchase and highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for a really excellent eBook loaded with great information.” – Nestor Velez, marine aquarium hobbyist

I feel after reading this anyone would be armed with the information needed to intelligently further research any of the covered problems. This book is not bogged down with so much in-depth info that you can’t get through it. Overall a great value for the low price!” – Matt Bowers, marine aquarium hobbyist

This book is an inexpensive guide for novice and experienced aquarists alike because of its combined perspective of a hobbyist and zoo curator’s viewpoint, giving you advanced techniques while staying within what the average hobbyist can achieve medically. If you are interested in keeping your fish healthy, don’t hesitate to buy this book.” – Paul Poeschl, Supervisor of Collections, Living Exhibits Inc.

This book is very useful and easy-to-understand. I just used it to help a customer! I recommend this book for everyone who has been frustrated trying to solve a disease issue in their aquarium.” – Ian Bell, Sealife Central (Ontario, Canada)

Whether we like it or not, at some point in our marine keeping experiences, we all have to deal with an incidence of disease. This guide by Jay Hemdal is the perfect resource for identification of the issue and treatment solutions.” – Albert J. Thiel, author of numerous reefkeeping-related articles and books, including his latest, The Nano Reef Aquarium

Click below to buy the eBook or print version of The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes. The eBook version is delivered via digital download in three formats: EPUB (for Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc.), MOBI (for Kindle), and PDF. The print version is shipped directly from our printer to your door. [194 pages]

Buy The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes eBook
Buy The Salt Smart Guide to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes book