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tek_88
02-08-2007, 05:17 AM
okay i've had my arowana for 2 months now, and it's tail is starting to point downward. has any of your guys fish had this problem, with this affect his overall growth? any suggestion would be helpful, thanks.

newt0524
03-03-2007, 10:44 PM
Hey

post a pic and it will be much easier to tell what, if anything is going on.

newt

Lady Hobbs
03-04-2007, 12:11 AM
Hope this isn't TB. Deformaties can be caused from this. Also contagious to other fish.

cocoa_pleco
03-04-2007, 09:02 PM
If its tuberculosis, destroy the fish. You can catch it and possibly die. I have a book with a huge write-up how humans can catch it.

Incredulous_Ed
03-05-2007, 08:42 PM
I get the chills every time someone speaks of fish TB. One of my danios has a humped spine but I was told that was natural for old danios.

cocoa_pleco
03-05-2007, 11:58 PM
I get the chills every time someone speaks of fish TB. One of my danios has a humped spine but I was told that was natural for old danios.


100% normal on old danios

donvichu
05-22-2008, 09:19 AM
Could you please specify your arowana's size and the dimensions of the tank it is in,smaller tanks is one of the reason for deformity and stunted growth.:17:

Demjor19
05-22-2008, 12:28 PM
If its tuberculosis, destroy the fish. You can catch it and possibly die. I have a book with a huge write-up how humans can catch it.

do you have a link or article on this?!! i have never heard of fish TB and would really like to know more about it...

Lady Hobbs
05-22-2008, 01:11 PM
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/tbc.php

http://www.fishlore.com/Articles/DiseasesTransmittedToHumans.htm

Demjor19
05-22-2008, 02:11 PM
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/tbc.php

http://www.fishlore.com/Articles/DiseasesTransmittedToHumans.htm

thank you lady hobbs...i can not believe i have never heard of this before.

angelcakes
05-22-2008, 02:41 PM
hello and welcome to the forum:19:

donvichu
05-22-2008, 04:15 PM
hello and welcome to the forum:19:


:19: :thumb:

Lady Hobbs
05-22-2008, 04:21 PM
thank you lady hobbs...i can not believe i have never heard of this before.

Can be transmitted to humans, as well, but not in way human TB is transmitted but can cause cuts and abrasions to become infected. Deadly to all fish in the tank and tank needs to be emptied and disinfected with bleach to kill the virus. I would think that having your hands in the water then perhaps rubbing your eyes would also be a bad thing.

donvichu
06-05-2008, 02:12 AM
Also sometime the arowana's with swimbladder problem also gets tail that curve down,early symptoms of swimbladder problem are the arowana will swim at a 45 degree angle head down,frequent surfacing for gulping air and releasing bubbles from the anus.If this is not treated then it advances to deformity,treatment generally goes up to a month,Isolate the arowana in a bare bottom tank and make sure you do a 20% water change everyday,and maintain salt content 1 tablespoon salt for 5 gallons,and try to get antibacteria internal medicine which is to be fed orally,you can inject the medicine in the food and fed him.One more thing arowana with swimbladder will have a slightly bigger round stomach,the success of your treatment reflects as the size of the stomach gets back to normal.The reason for bare bottom tank is cos the medication will make the arowana shit solidwhite stuff which is an indication that u r winning.Could you please post a photo of your aro

cocoa_pleco
06-05-2008, 02:42 AM
threads over a year old

donvichu
06-05-2008, 03:07 AM
there were some new posts on fish TB going on thought this would help someone in the future

tanks4thememories
08-24-2008, 06:43 AM
Juvenile Pearl (@ 8 - 9 inches) arowana's tail sometimes point down for a few months as they grow. This caused me concern the first time I saw it also. Shortly after his bottom half caught up with the top...lol It seems they grow rather oddly sometimes. TB usually makes spine appear crooked due to growths on either side of the fishes spine, but I am not familiar with downward or upward pointing as a result of TB. However I am rusty and just getting back into my research on diseases.

tanks4thememories
08-24-2008, 06:57 AM
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM055

Risk to humans:

http://www.syngnathid.org/articles/mycobacteriumInfection.html

tanks4thememories
08-24-2008, 07:38 AM
According to this article:

http://aquaweb.pair.com/forums/archives/loach1/index.cgi?read=11710

"Freezing does not kill bacteria in carcasses."!!!!!

Which also means frozen foods could be contaminated. I will research this more.

It may even be a concern for sushi lovers...:(

troy
08-24-2008, 04:46 PM
Old thread.

tanks4thememories
08-24-2008, 05:16 PM
Old thread.

old threads can still be useful sometimes thumbs2: