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  1. #1

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    So what is this, the thris time in a week we've posted here?? I know it's Friday the 13th today, but I think our tank believes that it's the 13th everyday!

    Here's the story:

    Noticed a couple days ago that one of the rainbow fish was no longer schooling, but other than that appeared fine. Today he was really hanging out at the top of the tank and swimming somewhat erratically. he has a noticeable curvature to his spine/body. From our previous experience and researching online, it appears to be TB or maybe neon tetra disease.

    Can anyone back-up this diagnosis as their are no cures and we do not want to euthanize unnecessarily.

    Below are three pictures we took, the second is blurry, but is a good shot looking down at the fish showing the profile.
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    He definitely has a problem and it looks like the pics of TB I have seen. Not all TB fish get the curvature but most do. It can also be a sign of pop eye. Very contagious to all your fish and also a slight chance to you as well.

    Dump him before you lose your whole batch.


    This I had to correct as I didn't state that very well. It isn't a sign of pop eye but sometimes pop eye can be a sign of later getting TB.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 04-13-2007 at 10:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    He definitely has a problem and it looks like the pics of TB I have seen. Not all TB fish get the curvature but most do. It can also be a sign of pop eye. Very contagious to all your fish and also a slight chance to you as well.

    Dump him before you lose your whole batch.
    Thanks...that's what we were afraid of...off to go net a fish (again....)

    Note, we forgot to put our parameters in the original post, so here they are for those that are curious:
    pH: 7.6
    ammonia: 0ppm
    nitrite: 0ppm
    nitrate: 10ppm
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    Pearl Gouramis, New Guinea Red Rainbowfish, Siamese algae eaters, Yoyo Loaches, Zebrafish, oto cats, L114 (aka Leopard cactus pleco)

    30g planted tank:
    Celestial Pearl Danios, Red Cherry Shrimp

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    N strain Endlers Live bearers

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    You have to do what's good for the whole fish community. Keeping any that are in question just isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    You have to do what's good for the whole fish community. Keeping any that are in question just isn't worth it.
    Nope you're very right...and if this keeps us from losing more fish, then it's done it's job!
    46g planted tank:
    Pearl Gouramis, New Guinea Red Rainbowfish, Siamese algae eaters, Yoyo Loaches, Zebrafish, oto cats, L114 (aka Leopard cactus pleco)

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    honestly with tb I would be more worried about yourself then your fish lol.
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    Sorry, not to sound like a doofus, but what is TB?
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    teberculoses
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    Oh, i knew TB was teberculosis for humans, i had no idea fish could get it.
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    Its TB. throw him in the garbage wearing rubber gloves. If you catch it, its not good. Doctors found a direct link that said that a fish with TB can easily transfer it to other fish and humans

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