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tuberculosis

Discussion in 'Fish' started by lucasgg, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I think my fish have tuberculosis.
    What are the symptoms?
    Do I need to bleach my thnk and rid of my fish?
    I think one of my fish have it, because it's stomach is sort of flat.

    :frusty:X-(
     
  2. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    there could be many reasons for the flat stomach.

    tuberculosis may not be the cause and is rarer than other possibilities.
     
  3. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    How do you prove that you don't have TB?
     
  4. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    not something within the realm or expertise of the average hobbyist, at least confirmation by a culture or other microbio lab techniques.

    Your best bet is by looking at symptoms. Malnutrition is the first possibility and most likely. Either they are not getting enough food or there could be an intestinal worm.

    TB tends to cause open sores and be highly contagious among the fish in the tank. Many fish will be ill.

    The simplest explanation is usually the correct one. TB is rare.

    You should always wash your hands after working in your tank to ensure your own health in case something nasty like TB is in your tank.
     
  5. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    What other diseases or infections could cause a flat stomach?
    Or I'm not feeding enough?
    Ill post some pics here soon.
     
  6. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I honestly do not see anything that looks wrong. Do the fish behave normally?

    What is your feeding schedule like?
     
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    :-" I looked to the pictures yesterday and asked myself the same....what looks wrong? Everything looks normal to me. :ehhh:
     
  9. lucasgg

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    That's the thing!
    One of my fish died swimming with its tail near the bottom.
    The other one just died soo suddenly :(
     
  10. lucasgg

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    My feeding isn't very consistent but I feed about every day.(I've picked up the feeding since I had GREEN water about a year ago):-s
     
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