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ORNAMENTAL PET FISH & PUBLIC AQUARIA

 

The Fish Vet's clients are diverse and range from individual pet fish owners and public aquaria (including AQWA) to ornamental fish retailers, farmers and exporters, locally, interstate and in Singapore.

Dr Loh provides a mobile veterinary service, armed with a portable laboratory and pharmacy to provide a quick diagnosis and treatment. The Fish Vet has access to a suite of laboratory testing if the case requires in-depth investigation.

For the pet fish owner, the following mobile services are provided:

• Full clinical work-up of your fish problem;
• Microscopic examination;
• Water quality analysis (temperature, pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, KH, GH, copper, chlorine, oxygen, iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium);
•Fish medicines;
•Autopsy – a useful procedure in the investigation of fish disease;
• Minor surgery (e.g. lump removal, etc.);
• Laboratory back-up including histology, microbiology, antibiotic sensitivity;
• ……and much more.

*Ask about The Fish Vet's "Healthy Fish" program.

For commercial ornamental fish operations, the following services are provided:

• Tailored health program;
• Disease risk analysis;
• Vet-Checked fish for your customers;
•Laboratory back-up including histology, microbiology, antibiotic sensitivity;
• ……and much more.



For Dr Loh's CV. click here.

 

   

 

Dr Richmond Loh is a fish veterinarian, diagnosing fish diseases and provides fish medicine. The Fish Vet has a mobile veterinary clinic and makes home visits to see your fish in their aquarium, pond, tank or dam. So whether you are a fish keeper, fish hobbyist, fish farmer, aquaculturist, ornamental fish retailer, fish wholesaler, fish exporter or a public aquarium or zoo, The Fish Vet can see you. Some of Dr Loh's patients include Siamese fighting fish, guppies, goldfish, koi carp, cichlid (such as oscars, discus, angel fish and Malawi cichlids), marine fishes (such as clown fish, seahorses, sharks, rays), or large fishes such as murray cod, giant gourami and saratoga (the Aussie version of arowana or dragon fish). Dr Loh does water testing (looking at pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, carbonate hardness, general hardness, water temperature, etc.), utilises a microscope to examine your fish's ailments and has access to laboratory testing. Dr Loh has a mobile fish pharmacy, and carries all the medications (e.g. metronidazole or Flagyl, antibiotics such as enrofloxacin or Baytril, praziquantel or fish wormer, fish anaesthetics) that can be dispensed immediately to treat your fish. He has all the fish dose rates and can give in-water medication or injections. Otherwise, veterinary prescriptions can be written if the drug is not in stock.
Common reasons why fish owners call The Fish Vet is because they have sick fish or had searched the internet about any of the following topics that may include viral infection, lymphocystis, gourami iridovirus, carp pox, herpesvirus, bacterial infection, bacterial ulcer, aeromonas, yersiniosis, Yersinia, vibrio, vibriosis, flavobacter, flexibacter, streptococcus iniae, mycobacteria, fish tb, fish tuberculosis, septicaemia, bacteraemia, fungal disease, saprolegnia, achlya, cotton wool disease, fish parasite, protozoal, white spot disease, ich, cryptocaryon, trichodina, chilodonella, costia, ichthyobodo, oodinium, amyloodinium, nematode, round worm, camallanus, flat worm, monogenetic trematode, digenean, flukes, dactylogyrus, gyrodactylus, lice, argulus, anchor worm, lernaea, zoonotic diseases, toxicity, bloat, swimbladder disease, swim bladder infection, pine cone appearance, dropsy, pop eye, popeye, exophthalmia, hikui, jumped out, goldfish laying on its side, hole in the head, head and lateral line erosion, HLLE, HITH, cotton wool disease, fin rot, redness, frayed fins, physical injury, buoyancy disorder, loss of appetite, ulcer disease, ulceration, lesions, haemorrhage, columnaris, wasting disease, velvet disease or not eating.
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