Clinical Aspects of the Design and Function Of Aquasystems (1257)
Food Animal/Equine |  Aquatic
Friday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||206A



Julius Tepper DVM, CertAqV
Long Island Fish Hospital

Dr. Tepper graduated with honors from the University of Liege in Brussels, Belgium in 1976, practicing as a small animal- exotic practitioner in New York ever since and opened the Long Island Fish Hospital in 1998 to care for the health of pet fish. He served as Treasurer of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine from 2006- 09, and as a member of the Executive Board of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) since its formation in 2006 through 2012, and as President in 2011. He became a WAVMA Fellow in 2012 and a certified aquatic veterinarian (CertAqV) in 2013.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


A thorough understanding of the life support equipment with clinical significance is necessary for the pet fish practitioner. Along with examining both the mechanical and biological filtration, of critical importance is the understanding of the circulation, gas exchange and temperature control and the interactions between these factors. These lecture will describe the design and function of aquasystems with an emphasis on koi ponds. Many clinical cases will be used to illustrate the principles described.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn the components of the life support systems used in pet fish care

2. Learn about the interactions of water circulation, aeration and temperature control in pet fish care

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