Our courses cover four subjects – but in more depth in the Advanced Diploma.
Ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, hardness, reverse alkalinity, buffering, density, dissolved gasses, temperature, water sources and medication of water types.
Mechanical, biological, chemical, sterilizing filters and filter use and design.
Fish identification, external anatomy, internal anatomy, gill function, physiology, hazardous aquatic species, reproduction, transport, ecology.
The health/disease balance, stress and handling, the physical environment, the chemical environment, pathogens, viruses, bacteria, fungus, tumours and fish treatments.
More information about the courses
|Method of study||Home study||Home study|
|Course titles||1. Water Quality 2. Filtration
3. Fish Biology 4. Fish Health
|1. Volume One: Water Quality and Filtration
2. Volume Two: Fish Biology and Fish Health
|Course prerequisites||None||None – however, prior experience of fishkeeping is recommended|
|Course objective||To gain a basic understanding of fishkeeping||To gain more detailed knowledge of fishkeeping|
|Course start date||You start when you want||You start when you want|
|Course length||Students decide (although as a guide, 3 months is common)||Students decide (although as a guide, 12-18 months is common)|
|Course availability||All titles are available worldwide||All titles are available worldwide|
|Assessment availability||Assessment is optional and available in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales only||Assessment is optional and available in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales only|
|Method of assessment||Brief written exam paper||Written exam paper and telephone interview|
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