09-12-2011, 07:11 PM
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Considering I've noticed a 100% death rate of fish pretty quickly after they show signs, it may be best to euthanize the ones who catch the disease. I don't have another small fish tank - I ended up getting rid of my other fish tanks when I got my larger one (was a deal with my parents who are the opposite of pack rats like me.)
The interpretation I have from that website you linked is - kill all the fish and sanitize the tank. Well, that's a huge undertaking and something I won't do unless I know for sure that's my problem. My fish don't exhibit all the signs but quite a few, but even then you can't be sure. Can fish stores really tell the disease from a corpse? I believe it said the way to diagnose was under a microscope. What am I supposed to ask them?
Another concern I have is, even if I separated the fish, and let them heal, will the TB remain dormant even if my fish are healthy enough to fight it off? I bite my nails and always have cuts on my hands so I don't want to get it. And also, if the fish remain, and appear healthy, can they still carry the disease? I had a fish before that someone here I think suspected might have had TB. It healed up, surprisingly almost completely, but after a bit it caught the disease back again and died.