Adam Denish, DVM

Adam Denish, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Dr. Adam Denish

Recent Articles

8 Tropical Fish for Your Saltwater Tank
By Adam Denish, DVM   If you find yourself in the saltwater section of your local pet store, the beautiful colors and intriguing behaviors of the fish might just lure you in. If you are starting a saltwater fish tank, you will need to decide what kinds of inhabitants you would like to include and how many. Options include a fish-only community tank, a single species tank, or a coral reef system....
How Long Do Fish Live?
How Long Do Fish Live?
By Adam Denish, DVM             You may be searching for the answer to the ultimate question, “How long will my fish live?”  Scientists around the globe have dedicated their careers to studying lifespans of people and animals to determine why some animals, like Galapagos tortoises, can live well over 100 years while a field mouse only lives two or three years. An animal’s life span...
Freshwater Versus Saltwater Aquariums: What You Need to Know
By Adam Denish, DVM Perhaps you’ve wandered into the aquarium department of your local pet store and taken a good look at the faces of the fin-tailed. It’s easy to fall for the beautiful colors, the graceful movements and the soothing sounds of the water. If you feel like you’ve been hooked, read on to learn what decisions beginning fish hobbyists need to make when contemplating the details...
Top 10 Mistakes Fish Owners Make
By Adam Denish, DVM   Contrary to what many pet parents may believe, caring for and maintaining a happy, healthy home fish aquarium can require some legwork. From overfeeding your fish to using the wrong water in your tank, here are the top 10 mistakes new fish owners often make and how to avoid them: Overfeeding leads to overeating and excess waste, and a habit of overfeeding can lead to water...
Can Pet Fish Recognize Their Owners? Research Says Yes
by Adam Denish, DVM My home aquarium contains 350 gallons of saltwater and extends about 6 feet in length and 2 feet in height. It is tastefully decorated with rock formations and it is inhabited by an assortment of fish with beautiful colors and shapes. It came as a surprise to learn that studies suggest that just as I enjoy peering into their underwater world, the fish are enjoying their view...
Should Fish Live in a Bowl?
By Adam Denish, DVM I had finally done it. Each year at the school carnival, we could try to win a goldfish by throwing a ping pong ball into a small glass bowl. At the age of eight, I was allowed to have a chance. After two throws that went bouncing around the table, my last attempt was a winner. “Congratulations,” the game attendants said, then quickly netted a small goldfish and packaged...