Aquarium disease or disaster?


We can help.


Dr. Charlie Gregory has been an aquarist since age 5. As an aquatic specialized veterinarian and marine biologist with a masters degree in aquaculture, he  is based in South Florida and works locally and globally practicing aquarium medicine. Dr. Gregory co-founded a non-profit, "The Reef Institute", which does coral gene-banking, research, and marine biology education. Additionally, he and his partners provide medical services addressing aquarium diseases in public and private aquariums.


Checkout the social media links to see what we've been up to or click the button below to contact us. Also, if you love the coral reefs as we do and want to help, please let us know and we can work together with The Reef Institute.


Emergency Consults

Work with an aquarium veterinarian to begin to solve emergency aquarium  issues using facetime, skype, whatsapp, facebook messager , etc. Need for formal working relationship with local veterinarian will follow in most cases.

Microscope Training

In depth personalized training in microscope usage for disease agent identification. Includes where to buy scope and equipment.




Full anesthesia and medication to perform aquatic animal surgery safely and appropriately.


Custom quarantine and treatment protocols designed to save livestock and keep down costs in a way that makes sense to maintenance companies, wholesalers, and aquarium stores.


Local aquarists to South Florida have the option for emergency treatments and visits.

Veterinary Retainer

Continued veterinary access to keep large fish collections or VIP fish healthy.


Identify issues and solutions using aquarist, aquaculture, and veterinary skills applied synergistically.






Aquarists spend more on their aquariums than most dog and cat owners spend on their pets. It's strange that aquarium veterinary services are not more common. Thousands of dollars in losses from an ich outbreak, reef chemistry swing, or koi virus can be avoided by working with someone trained and experienced in preventing or dealing with these issues. Dr. Gregory is a veterinarian with 30 year of intensive aquarist experience. 


He grew up working in fish shops and ran the aquatic labs through college and grad school. Through college and veterinary school Dr. Gregory interned at Georgia Aquarium, Seaworld, Texas State Aquarium, New England Aquarium, and the Waikiki Aquarium as well as the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory. He then ran a successful retail aquarium store for 2 years before it evolved into a non-profit which does coral reef conservation. 

Dr. Gregory continues to practice aquarium medicine with complimentary backgrounds in formal and informal aquarium science. He is able to combine veterinary microscopy and drug therapy with knowledge of chemistry, computerized controllers, sterilizers, fish psychology, biological control of pests, etc.  to resolve aquarium issues. Clients include hobbyists, store owners, aquarium service companies, fish wholesalers, collectors, teachers, and other veterinarians.


 There's less animal life lost, less heartache, and less money down the drain when you work with an aquatic animal care specialist.




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