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    When I was doing my rounds of the tanks this morning, checking temps, quality and doing a breakfast feed, I found that I had gained a Molly ! Yesterday I had done a slightly larger than usual water change and im guessing that I had one fish that had been tucked away and hiding all this time.

    He's now out and about in the tank but as you can see from the blurry pictures ( He wouldnt stay still ) hes not doing too good.
    I have a suspicion of what it is, but I want to be wrong.

    Its a 55gal tank, temp is a steady 78.6, Ammonia is at 0, 'trite at 0 and 'trate at 5

    There are just a couple of plants in the tank, and everyone else seems to be doing well, all eating and dropping fry like its going out of style !

    Once again, sorry for the blurry pics, I dont have the best of camera's and I havent taught my fish to pose yet !









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    what do you suspect it is??
    6ft Australian Fresh water turtle tank - 2 macleay river turtles, numerous guppy at varying stages of development.

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    I'd just remove him. I never think trying to doctor a $3 fish worth the cost of the medications nor the risk to others in the tank.

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    Does it show signs of wasting? I'd use gloves and make sure you don't have any open wounds on your hands/arms before reaching into the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    I'd just remove him. I never think trying to doctor a $3 fish worth the cost of the medications nor the risk to others in the tank.
    Agreed!! Although I think if you were attached to the fish then the cost doesn't matter. In this case however you didn't even know he was in the tank so I assume you aren't too attached..lol I would just remove it. Do massive WC and monitor others for symptoms.

    PS As preventative measures for the next month or 2 I would also be extremely careful when working in the tank and with the water. Sanitize your hands thoroughly after working in tank also make sure you do not have any nicks or cuts on hands before sticking them into the tank. Hope it isn't as serious as it appears. Good Luck.
    Last edited by tanks4thememories; 06-13-2010 at 05:36 PM.
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    i have been following this thread, what do you mean wasting?? and why is it so bad/ dangerous did i miss something (reading or in the photos) im lost lol i know its not my thread but im still interested
    6ft Australian Fresh water turtle tank - 2 macleay river turtles, numerous guppy at varying stages of development.

    5ft 150gal planted discus tank - 8 discus, 10 cardinal tetras, 10 rummnose, 6 albino cories, and breeding RCS in tank sump and just about everywhere everything done from scratch, filtration and stand tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by waack
    why is it so bad/ dangerous did i miss something (reading or in the photos) I'm lost lol i know its not my thread but im still interested
    A fish appearing to have a curved spine can be a symptom of Fish TB. TB is contagious to humans as well as other fish. In fish TB the spine appears curved because the fish has a tumor and it pushes healthy bone and tissue out of the way as it grows.

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    what do you mean wasting??
    Another symptom sometimes present in a case of fish TB is "wasting" tissue looking almost as if the air was sucked out of it. kinda caved in. this is usually around the abdomen and in TB very often on just one side of the fish.
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    Yep, Ive got to confess that when i first saw the fish I thought that it was Tb. I spent a while reading up in here but still wanted other peoples 'First Thoughts'

    The fish is gone now, its the first one that i've actually had to remove myself, which was a very big shame.

    There was no wasting away on the fish, and nothing else seemed to be 'wrong' with him, he didnt seem in pain, just hiding all the time.

    Im the only one that goes 'in' the tank as well, but ill certainly be taking extra precautions for the next couple of months !

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    TB is transferred by others eating off the remains of one who has it and died. Best to just get rid of those that you may suspect before that can happen.


    Blaaaaaaaa......I need to clarify because I was wrong. TB is not transferred by dead infected fish eating others. That is neon tetra disease. TB is transferred just by being in with others.
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    How long was this fish in hiding? Was it actually stuck somewhere?
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