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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.
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Free online database of aquatic vets

Post by Boxermom » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:55 pm

2,300 aquatic vets, 110 diagnostic labs, etc. http://www.aquavetmed.info/
Tina

Puffers: Auriglobus silus x1, Tetraodon travancoricus x1, Tetraodon turgidus x1, Tetraodon miurus x1, Tetraodon nigroviridis x2, Tetraodon baileyi x2, Tetraodon lineatus x1, Tetraodon palembangensis x1

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Post by The Fisherman » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:12 pm

Interesting. Thanks for posting the link.
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Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:25 am

How cool, thanks! Maybe this should be stickied in the Hospital forum?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Post by Boxermom » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:31 am

Sure if you'd like :) I got it from the new Aquaruim Fish Magazine. Emailed one doc in our area to see if he knows about puffers and/or cane toads.
Tina

Puffers: Auriglobus silus x1, Tetraodon travancoricus x1, Tetraodon turgidus x1, Tetraodon miurus x1, Tetraodon nigroviridis x2, Tetraodon baileyi x2, Tetraodon lineatus x1, Tetraodon palembangensis x1

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Post by Boxermom » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:57 pm

Bump for new people. :)
Tina

Puffers: Auriglobus silus x1, Tetraodon travancoricus x1, Tetraodon turgidus x1, Tetraodon miurus x1, Tetraodon nigroviridis x2, Tetraodon baileyi x2, Tetraodon lineatus x1, Tetraodon palembangensis x1

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Post by Phaedrus » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:55 pm

Gonna go ahead and make this a sticky in the hospital forum.

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Post by Pandora114 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:03 pm

There's one an hour and a half from me! YAY!

This island doesn't totally suck after all. I emailed him asking what his experience with puffers are and whatnot. I'm sooooo happy there's one near me. :D

Thanks for the find Tina!

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Re: Free online database of aquatic vets

Post by rachel » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:12 am

I know of a great place (including ER), but they're so not the type to be online. How can I get them registered on the site so people can find them when needed?

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2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Free online database of aquatic vets

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:14 am

What do you mean, "Registered on the site"?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Free online database of aquatic vets

Post by CarmenH » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:49 am

The original link is dead, anyhow. I found this, maybe it moved?
http://www.aquavetmed.info/
I have to think the vet him/herself would have to request a listing?
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Re: Free online database of aquatic vets

Post by rachel » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:10 pm

Ok so the vet has to do it. Thanks Carmen!

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Re: Free online database of aquatic vets

Post by borgey » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:11 pm

Wow very good to have around THANK YOU!. Also good to know I have about 20 aquatic vets in Mass. :D

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