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What is fish health?

Defining the concept of ‘health’ can be very tricky, generally, animals are considered ‘healthy’ if they are free from disease, however, disease is itself defined as a state of ill health!  These circular definitions can lead to confusion so perhaps a closer look at the causes of ill health in fish may help to hone any definition of health

Spotting ill health in your fish

In order to recognise a poorly fish, we must first know what a fish looks like and how it behaves when healthy. We can only recognise the ‘abnormal’ when we know what is normal.

For example, a goldfish keeper may become concerned about the presence of small white spots on the gill covers and pectoral fins of their fish. Further investigation will lead them to discover that these small white spots are not a sign of disease but are actually special spawning pimples that cover certain parts of male goldfish at spawning time.

Fish transport and acclimatisation.

At a time when the use of plastic bags is being reduced it is worth considering one utterly vital role that the plastic bag performs in the aquatic trade: the transport of live fish.

Plastic bags are water and air-tight, they are available in a range of shapes and sizes to suit a huge variety of fish species and they are cheap and simple to produce. Without the humble plastic bag, international transport of live fish would be much more complicated and hence expensive, with these costs ultimately being borne by the hobbyists.

Keeping fish as pets

The time comes when every child wants a pet of their own. After all, children love animals. But not all animals are suitable for all families. For example, you might rent an apartment where you are prohibited from having popular pets like cats or dogs, or you may have a family member who is allergic to animal hair. Fortunately though, there are other animals that can fulfil your child’s desire for a pet. In fact, fish are becoming an increasingly popular choice as a pet. They are among the oldest vertebrate animals in the world and offer lots of advantages.

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What is fish health?

Defining the concept of ‘health’ can be very tricky, generally, animals are considered ‘healthy’ if they are free from disease, however, disease is itself defined as a state of ill health!  These circular definitions can lead to confusion so perhaps a closer look at the causes of ill health in fish may help to hone any definition of health

Fish transport and acclimatisation.

At a time when the use of plastic bags is being reduced it is worth considering one utterly vital role that the plastic bag performs in the aquatic trade: the transport of live fish.

Plastic bags are water and air-tight, they are available in a range of shapes and sizes to suit a huge variety of fish species and they are cheap and simple to produce. Without the humble plastic bag, international transport of live fish would be much more complicated and hence expensive, with these costs ultimately being borne by the hobbyists.

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Spotting ill health in your fish

In order to recognise a poorly fish, we must first know what a fish looks like and how it behaves when healthy. We can only recognise the ‘abnormal’ when we know what is normal.

For example, a goldfish keeper may become concerned about the presence of small white spots on the gill covers and pectoral fins of their fish. Further investigation will lead them to discover that these small white spots are not a sign of disease but are actually special spawning pimples that cover certain parts of male goldfish at spawning time.

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Fish transport and acclimatisation.

At a time when the use of plastic bags is being reduced it is worth considering one utterly vital role that the plastic bag performs in the aquatic trade: the transport of live fish.

Plastic bags are water and air-tight, they are available in a range of shapes and sizes to suit a huge variety of fish species and they are cheap and simple to produce. Without the humble plastic bag, international transport of live fish would be much more complicated and hence expensive, with these costs ultimately being borne by the hobbyists.

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TetraPRO Energy Multi-Crisps

The premium complete food with excellent nutritional value thanks to its gentle, low-heat manufacturing process. The additional energy concentrate enhances fish vitality.  

Complete food

Strong immune system and vitality

Digestive

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Tetra AquaSafe

Tetra AquaSafe makes tap water safe for fish and reliably protects fish and plants against harmful substances contained in the water. The optimised vitamin B mix now reduces stress experienced by fish during water changes even more effectively and therefore creates the foundations for healthy life in an aquarium.  

Make water safe for fish

Care for fish

Set up an aquarium

Add fish

Fill with water

Water change

Condition water

Marine aquarium

Freshwater aquarium

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TetraMin

Complete food in the form of a flake mix with high quality, functional nutrients, providing a full diet for daily feeding of all ornamental fish. Supports healthy fish growth, vitality and colour vibrancy.  

Complete food

Strong immune system and vitality

Digestive

Growth-promoting

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Tetra Pond Sticks

Complete food for the daily feeding of all pond fish. The optimum nutrient composition provides all-round, biologically balanced nutrition.  

Complete food

Protein source

Growth-promoting

Digestive

Strong immune system and vitality

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