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Thread: Odd fry

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    0 Not allowed!
    I would separate them by gender into different tanks and let them live out their lives. Perhaps keep them in their own special tanks (with no other inhabitants) in case the deformity was due to environmental issues. I don't believe anything handicapped should be bred, but I also dont' believe that everything handicapped should be killed.

    Just because the fish are not perfectly pleasing to the eye doesn't mean they should be eradicated. I thought we left the Nazi regime behind in history?

    (And before someone wrinkles their nose and accuses me of being a whiney overly-sensitive person, this opinion comes from someone who previously euthanized animals as part of her daily job).
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    It's very contagious and will spread to most fish and ALL tanks. It was probably passed on by the mother. Here's a good article on it. You also have to be careful, it can cause lesions on people.
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    At what point though would I see the disease passed on to the other fry in the tank? All of the fry are from the same mother, but only about half of them have this affliction. Sorry to be asking so many questions--I want to be absolutely sure that I know what I am dealing with. If it is just a genetic abnormality I do not want to euthanize them. In that area I strongly agree with Lauren B. Ongoing thanks!
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    i personally wouldnt want to take any chances with the disease. If you want to keep them still, put them in a sealed rubbermaid container with plastic wrap ontop. If they get worse, dispose of the fish and container.

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    Just an update--still no deaths in the tank. I have it quarantined, different cleaning equipment/safe handling procedures/etc. Shouldn't they be dead or dying by now?
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