Giveaway Time! Sick Fish? Get Salt Smart With This Essential Guide

by | Mar 27, 2015 | Science | 13 comments

Disease-Marine_Fishes_coverIt can’t be said enough – one of the most difficult aspects of keeping an aquarium is dealing with loss. While some of the culprits may fall out of the realm of your control, there’s a great deal of measures that can be taken to ensure your beloved fishes live healthy, vivacious lives while in your care. Nearly all hobbyists will encounter disease at some point, and one of the most crucial steps that can be taken in this instance is being able to properly identify and safely treat the ailing animal within an effective timeframe. Disease-Marine_Fishes_pagesThe Salt Smart Guide To Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Diseases of Marine Fishes is an essential tool in your first aid kit in just this instance! Jay Hemdal, Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates at The Toledo Zoo, put together this invaluable e-book in collaboration with Saltwater Smarts to help hobbyists not only prevent disease, but properly and effectively react when incidences inevitably occur. Recently reviewed by editor Randy Donowitz in our latest issue of Reefs Magazine, we strongly encourage all hobbyists to pick up a copy!

“The majority of the book is concerned with environmental and husbandry issues that affect fish health and the plethora of specific diseases that afflict marine fish. Cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment are addressed for each disease. If you read these chapters carefully, many of the “mystery” deaths so commonly referenced in the hobby become a lot less mysterious.”

You can purchase the eBook here for only $14.99 where you’ll receive an instant download in 3 formats. Want a chance to win one? Saltwater Smarts has allotted us 2 copies to give away, just comment below for your chance, it’s that easy!


  • Caitlin Nichole

    I'm a New York Reef Enthusiast and Fish Nerd, amateur photographer, dog lover, beer brewer/drinker, cocktail mixer, semi-seasoned chef, Prosecco Indulging, lightly foul-mouthed, slightly antagonistic, sorta-artistic, wordy bookworm of a girl. Dog mommy of three, an Abyssinian dubbed "Mau", plus one Dwarf Cuttlefish and a few Clarions. I have a tattoo of an Octopus with flowers on my rear. I ride my bike to the beach and sip bourbon with a good (reef) book while watching the waves. I like to think I'm witty and charming - but I'll let you decide.

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  1. Smart@ss

    Sounds like a great reference, so here I am, commenting for my chance.

  2. Richard D Back

    Here is my comment! 🙂

  3. Railcar79

    Sounds good to me

  4. Ralph Scheriff

    I’d love one!

  5. Warren Chung

    Definitely looks like a great reference book all should have!

  6. Mohammad Hassaan

    Great info 🙂

  7. gettareef

    I’d love to win a free copy but plan to buy one if I’m not so lucky

  8. Steve Miller

    Sounds great to me 🙂

  9. Kelly Lamont

    Awesome book

  10. Railcar79

    Would love this book

  11. Frank Davis

    Would be great to win this book.

  12. gettareef

    When will the winners be announced?


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