1st Edition

The Aquarium Fish Medicine Handbook

By Roy P.E. Yanong, Gregory A. Lewbart Copyright 2024
    288 Pages 212 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    288 Pages 212 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Practicing veterinarians, veterinary technicians, professional aquarists, fish researchers, and tropical fish hobbyists will find this thorough yet concise handbook a complete how-to guide for keeping fish under human care healthy and thriving. Whether you're new to fish medicine and husbandry or an expert in the field, there is valuable information within these pages for you. The book is arranged in a logical order so that readers can quickly and efficiently find the information they seek. The book is filled with valuable and applicable information on dozens of topics including how to manage aquatic life support systems for fish, history taking, natural history, anatomy, physiology, diagnostic techniques, anesthesia, analgesia, and surgery. Virtually all of the most important ornamental fish pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, are described and richly illustrated. There are also sections on fish welfare and conservation.

    While there are many books on the market that explore the topics of ornamental fish health and care, none provide the amount of helpful information and resources in such a small, affordable package.

    Table of Contents
    Author Biography
    Chapter 1: Aquarium Fish Families and Species
    Chapter 2: Aquarium Systems and Water Quality
    Chapter 3: Nutrition and Diet
    Chapter 4: General Reproduction
    Chapter 5: Clinical Case Work Ups: Initial Considerations
    Chapter 6: Ante-Mortem Diagnostics
    Chapter 7: Imaging
    Chapter 8: Post-Mortem Evaluation
    Chapter 9: Euthanasia, Anesthesia, and Sedation
    Chapter 10: Surgery
    Chapter 11: Infectious Diseases
    Chapter 12: Common Medical Conditions
    Chapter 13: Health Certificates/Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
    Chapter 14: Drugs and Chemicals: Administration Methods and Formulary
    Chapter 15: Equipment and Supplies Checklist
    Chapter 16: Material Resources
    References/Further Reading


    Greg worked for a large wholesaler of ornamental fishes before joining the faculty at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, where he is Professor of Aquatic, Wildlife, and Zoological Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine. He’s authored or co-authored over 200 scientific articles, 30 book chapters, and edited or co-edited five veterinary textbooks.

    Roy worked for a large ornamental fish farm before joining the University of Florida IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in 1996. As Professor and Extension Veterinarian, he provides outreach, research, and educational programs in disease diagnostics and health management. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters, co-founded the American Association of Fish Veterinarians, and hosts the Aquariumania podcast on PetLifeRadio.