The “Golden Rules of Fish Keeping”

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The “Golden Rules of Fish Keeping”

  • Quarantine ALL Your New Fish.
  • You Can Never Have Too Much Filtration
  • Poor Water Quality is the Trigger in 95+ Percent of Fish Illness.
  • Don’t Panic When Fish Are Sick; You’ll Overreact and Overmedicate.
  • Never Deploy A Treatment Before You’ve Diagnosed Your Water!
  • Word to the Wise: Under-crowd and under-feed For Almost Effortless Success.
  • Understanding the Pond’s “Nitrogen Cycle” is as Important as Understanding the Role of Gas and Oil in Your Car.
  • Always Ask About the “Downside” When Talking With Marketing Reps.

I am sure there are other things that I’d add over time. Things I’ve said over and over again. The above list is pretty complete with ideas to live by, representing some of the most fundamental shortcomings of the average hobbyist.

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.