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  1. Unhappy My Tank Has TB :(


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    Doctor got back with the results. TB :( I might as well experiment with treatments. Awful. Tragic. Unbelievable. Arrghhhhhh!!!
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    Did the doctor tell you to go home and experiement with a bunch of meds that will not work? TB can not be cured. All fish have to be put down and the tank torn down and everything bleached. That would be running bleach thru the filter, cleaning the substrate in it and all decorations.

    You must wash very, very well whenever you have your hands in the water and if you have any cuts, wear rubber gloves or don't mess with the tank unless your cut has healed. It is transferred to humans but not the TB we get. That manifests are oozing sores.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 10-14-2011 at 11:19 PM.

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    !!!!!!!!! :( I might see if I can find any predatory bacteria that can get the job done.
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    How about just follow the advice of the people with the experiance and nuke the tank? Geeesshhh!!

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    The biggest concern here is your welfare. I wouldn't touch the water if I were you. Any small cuts can possibly lead to an infection, and you do NOT want to play around with that.

    http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...m_content=html

    If you want to see the true danger, do a google image search for mycobacterium marinum. Warning, some of the pictures are pretty gross.


    It looks like in humans, a very long antibacterial regimen is used in very minor cases, but in anything more serious surgical removal of infected tissue is usually they way they go.

    In other words, it is very unlikely your fish will live long enough for any treatment to be effective, and you will probably spend 50X more on medicine than you would if you replaced all the fish. Most humane thing would be a quick death.
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

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    Most of my little ones are very healthy. I am definitely using gloves when handling them though! Gosh, I've been trying to find out if acid fast bacteria have any predators. No luck so far....
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    I would suggest better safe than sorry. For your health, and the health of and future fish that may call that tank home.

    I would take the above advice to bleach everything and start again with new fish
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    It seems like you've already made up your mind to not follow the advice given here by people who are more knowledgeable and experienced than you on the subject.

    I wish you luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Did the doctor tell you to go home and experiement with a bunch of meds that will not work? TB can not be cured. All fish have to be put down and the tank torn down and everything bleached. That would be running bleach thru the filter, cleaning the substrate in it and all decorations.

    You must wash very, very well whenever you have your hands in the water and if you have any cuts, wear rubber gloves or don't mess with the tank unless your cut has healed. It is transferred to humans but not the TB we get. That manifests are oozing sores.

    We've told you before that your tank would need to be torn down and disinfected. Now you have more proof.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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