Fishdoc.co.uk And Microscope Training

Fishdoc.co.uk And Microscope Training

Over at fishdoc.co.uk there are about ten pages that take you through how to use a microscope. The detail is great, and the author is good at educating a non-technical person. Frank Prince-Iles wrote these tutorials probably 19 years ago. Not much has changed, but the articles were updated with some newer microscope parts. 

You learn about the parts of the microscope, what you can see and learn with a microscope, how to use the different parts and abilities of a microscope and even a suggestion on what to look for in a reasonable student scope

Nothing is left out. There are even movies of all the different parasites you could see. 

It's only going to get a LITTLE better when drjohnson.com uses some of that detail, and couples it with video using a SPECIFIC microscope that everyone should own, at least, anyone thinking about buying a microscope. 

 

https://fishdoc.co.uk/category/the-lab-microscope/

Treating Infections and Ulcers in Koi and Goldfish

Treating Infections and Ulcers in Koi and Goldfish

Besides discovering and correcting environmental problems with the situation, attacking bacterial infections in Koi and Goldfish is a large undertaking. Especially if the infection is impacting the ability of the fish to breathe: The GILLS

The facilities can be very large as in the case of ponds. In fact, so large you can't actually HOLD the fish for treatment. 

The following article discusses how to treat bacterial infections when you CAN hold the fish for treatment, and when you CANNOT hold the fish, also discusses what to do in colder water versus warmer water. 

There are related articles, like how to SHOT GUN parasites in the scenarios with bacterial infections on your goldfish or Koi. 

Always, a microscope is the best way to protect yourself from guessing. 

http://fishtreatments.com/how-to-treat-bacterial-infections-in-ponds-and-goldfish/

We're going to do a video tutorial, step by step using this Celestron LCD microscope. Look for it on drjohnson.com 

 

Thank you for your kind attention! 

 

Fish Diseases Fixed By A Good Environment?

Fish Diseases Fixed By A Good Environment?

It's been said that "If you take care of the water, the fish take care of themselves" and I believe there's a BIG grain of truth in that. 

So much so, that I honestly believe that if you provided 90% of species of aquarium or pond fish with the following conditions, they could survive almost anything:

  1. 78 DF temperatures
  2. High aeration
  3. Sponge filtration properly cycled and 
  4. Tested to prove supported pH and nitrogen
  5. Buffered pH and 
  6. Plenty of space 

And so an article pulls all that together from "soup to nuts" with complete instructions and where to find the best deals on the best gear. 

How To Provide A Perfect Place For FIsh To Quarantine or Recover

Written by fish veterinarian Dr Erik Johnson and recommending ONLY things he has bought and tested in his own home, or fish room. 

If you were to follow this advice, and then treat your fish for their actual illness, I think you could hardly ever lose. 

 

 

New Resources When Treating Fish Diseases

Resources when facing fish health diseases, symptoms of illness like white spot, and parasite treatments.

There is a lot of information on the internet but it can come from inexperienced sources, and in many cases now, may be a 'bad-translation' of stolen content. It's a "thing" these days. 
"Change enough words and it's not plagiarism!" so they say. And when non-English speakers are 'changing words' I've seen some amazing errors.

The best fish health information can be found on DrJohnson.com because it's coming from ONE person and not a panel of self proclaimed experts. (Forums) 
Other sites in the same family include: Fishdoc.co.uk and Koivet.com 

But, sometimes you don't want a computer near the pond, and prefer details in a written paperback format so, perhaps your best bet is Dr Erik Johnson's textbook "Koi Health & Disease" 2
It's written in a cookbook "How to" format that almost anyone could understand. It's been well reviewed. In fact, the ONLY criticism of the book on Amazon.com is that the images inside the book are black-and-white greyscale. You don't lose any information with that, but people expect full color these days. 
Another resource is Fishtreatments.com (A sister site to drjohnson.com) Things are different on that site. 
At that Fishtreatments web site, which calls itself a "What To Buy For That Bug" web site, you get the symptom, plus a brief description and then HOW TO TREAT IT. 
You'll see an emphasis on improving water quality but you're not left wondering how to do that. Everything is spelled out from lighting to filtration, medications and resources on how to use them – 
The site focuses on Amazon.com-availability because they have Prime shipping, which allows virtually overnight delivery of most things. 
You're just LUCKIER when your local pond supplies store has everything in stock. 
Many times they do. 

https://drjohnson.com/thebook/
https://fishtreatments.com
https://amzn.to/2wTqgGR  The Book via Prime

Eurobia .co.uk Lifetime Hosting Review

The problem with lifetime hosting is the people behind it, and if you're looking for the kind of scam that makes you shake your head and go "just wow" then Eurobia.co.uk has a story for you. 

Here's the full review of Eurobia.co.uk 

The basic idea is that you get free customer support for the first seven days. Then it's charged for. 

The trick is that they don't respond to your ticket for seven days. Hence they can offer that for free. 

They've GOT your money and if you annoy them, they will suspend your account with the excuse "Spam activities and selling illegal drugs".

Then you're out your money, AND you don't have the service. 

Which really is okay because they run an old version of pHp and they intentionally won't 'white list' your site's pHp.mod file (so it throws an error and corrupts your WP installation, until you ask them to white list that mod script, for twenty dollars. 

If you ask for a refund they'll tell you they don't have a refund policy. When you send them an actual link and screencap to THEIR own refund policy page, they suddenly develop amnesia on how to use English. Then they suspend your account. 

But let's say that you are running a lean, small, essentially undiscovered Wordpfress site and you didn't run into trouble with the server because you aren't intense on resources, at all. They'll STILL suspend you about every three months to extort $20 from you to un-suspend the service. 

That means, that they're getting roughly $60 a year out of everybody on their server after selling them $200 worth of lifetime server. Do you see the profitability of that? 

Paypal is on their side, in their pocket by the way, so if you buy a hosting account, USE YOUR REAL CREDIT CARD so you can charge back. Paypal does NOT have your back on online / digital purchases. It's an automated process and they don't carefully read your complaint. 

Anyway, here's the Review of Eurobia.co.uk's Life Time Hosting account and how they do it. 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Goodbye Dear One: On Euthanizing a Pet

Goodbye Dear One

How old am I?

I just couldn't say,

I lived in the moment,

For each day to day.

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All I've known

Is chase, and play

Guarding you, to

Do as you say.

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It's been so great

to be in your Pack

Included in all things,

We each "got our backs"

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But then life got harder

I gladly endured,

For the love of my family

It kept my heart moored.

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Then like a pen,

I ran out of ink,

It got harder to move

Even harder to think.

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And when it got bad

My people took note;

"We should send him to Heaven"

Came the merciful vote.

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So, again I'll stand tall,

with The Dog's endless spirit

To serve as a new pup,

The one who endears it.

 

by Dr. Erik Johnson

Biden is a soft-minded old lecher. We can do way better.

I thought Biden seemed dazed and unaware as he offered his unsolicited commentary on some of Trump’s recent actions. Also seems to lack any sense of honor in smearing Trump just because he needs to in order to unseat the incumbent. His honor is also of quite some conjecture considering his advances on Lucy Flores sexually, apologizing, and then joking with his country club white good ol’ boys about it.
Last year, Biden struggled to respond to comments from Lucy Flores, a 2014 lieutenant governor nominee in Nevada, who said he made her uncomfortable by touching her shoulders and kissing the back of her head before a campaign event. Several other women have made similar claims.
In a video, Biden pledged to be “more mindful” of respecting “personal space”, but Flores told Fox News this week that the former senator’s jokes on the matter have been “so incredibly disrespectful”.
Last year, he was also repeatedly forced to explain his 1991 decision, as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to allow Anita Hill to face questions about her allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas, then a nominee for the Supreme Court.
Biden has since apologised for his role in the hearing. But in the #MeToo era, it is another example of why critics believe he may struggle to catch on with the Democratic primary voters of 2020.