Our philosophy was built around and started with "Stronger Fish / Healthy Aquariums", an idea which was incorporated 12 years ago.
Aquarium fishes are often poorly nourished, exposed to water of inferior quality, and provided with physical settings that interrupt or impairs normal behavior. If these pertinent stress factors can be identified and controlled, diseases are less likely to flourish. An Aquarist's emphasis on fish health should always be a preventative one:
Maintain toxic free water with proper equipment,
Strategize biodiversity & husbandry schedules,
Quality nourishment & quantitative natural food sources
What we are striving to do is build a resistance to disease by maintaining an intact physical barrier between the internal tissues and germ-infested environment. This is known as physical resistance. By reducing the amount of pathogens in a closed system, we increase the fish's odds of protecting itself. As well, we need to build stronger natural resistance through nutritional boundaries whereby response is superior to keep natural pathogens from developing chronic infections.
"No disease, even those that affect humans, has ever been cured except through prevention." - D.P. Donston, 2000