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Pet & Aquarium Fish TimeOnline

Pet & Aquarium Fish TimeOnline

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of pet fish and will cover selected areas of care and husbandry of freshwater pond and aquarium fish.

Learn how to treat and diagnose problems in pet fish and give owners advice on simple setup and maintenance of aquariums and ponds.

Fish may be presented to a veterinary clinic when unwell, traumatised or for post mortem examination. Commonly, the owner is unfamiliar with handling their own fish and with normal behaviour and anatomy. The veterinarian must decide if the fish is normal, unwell or an emergency case. In order to do so, they must be familiar with normal fish anatomy and husbandry. Importantly, the veterinarian must also have a good knowledge of pond and aquarium health.

Unwell fish may need further diagnostic workup to determine the cause of illness; including faecal tests, skin/gill scrapes, water quality tests, radiographs and post mortem. Once a diagnosis has been reached, appropriate treatment, medication and/or surgical procedures may be necessary.

Learning Outcomes 

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic pet and aquarium fish husbandry as it relates to fish health
  • Perform a full physical examination on a fish, both conscious and sedated
  • Identify the common parasites of fish
  • Diagnose and treat the common diseases seen in fish.


  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Husbandry
  3. Emergency Medicine and Care
  4. Examination
  5. Special Procedures: Anaesthesia, Surgery and Radiology
  6. Water Quality
  7. Microscope Diagnosis
  8. Common Problems and Diseases
  9. Therapeutics
  10. Approaches to Common Conditions

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.

Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.

Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Registrant Type Price
Member* $486
Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member  $303
Nurse Member $303
Student Member $152
eMember / Non-Member $607

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

Monday, 11 May 2020 to
Sunday, 07 June 2020
10 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online

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Dr Alex Rosenwax
Alex Rosenwax
BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)
Dr Alex Rosenwax
Alex Rosenwax
BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)
Alex Rosenwax undertook his veterinary studies with the specific aim of working with birds. This desire stems from an early childhood love for and fascination with birds. After gra...


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