Both your fish and the plants in your water garden will need quarantined when a
harmful disease or a microscopic disease is threatening your water garden. This
is the same procedure you will follow when you want to prevent additional health
problems in the water pond, the aquarium or in the holding tank. Similar
quarantine procedures are followed when you have greenhouse plants or plants
indoors that are going through a problem or disease.
When putting your fish in quarantine you will need to be careful with your fish
even though most fish are considered hardy you could break or hurt their fins,
scales and put additional stress on the fish if you do not move them carefully.
Practicing and learning how to net and handle your fish will become a must
before the need actually arises.
Your fishnets should be similar in size compared to your fish. If you are going
to use an all-purpose fishing net for your smallest goldfish or koi, they could
be flopping around in the net and not only receive exterior injuries but
internal injuries as well. The same situation where your nets are too small for
a large fish can cause similar injuries to your fish.
You should always handle your fish with wet hands. When your hands are dry you
are going to subject your fish to drying out as well. Injecting your fish
because they have a parasite or a bacterial problem should be done when you are
holding the fish with wet hands. Dry hands promote your removing the slime that
coats the outer of the fish and can promote other bacterial problems for the
When you are removing a injured or diseased fish from the water garden you are
going to have to do this carefully to avoid dropping the fish into the aquarium
or hitting the solid portion of your holding tank.
One of the biggest problems that you are going to face when you are watching
your fish for diseases and parasites is going to be getting the fish to sit
still long enough so that you can look it over. Hand feeding your fish from the
start, will train your fish to accept you feeding them and will get you closer
to them so you can examine them as often as needed.