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jiggityboom 11-13-2010 05:02 PM

fish food
 
Hi something sparked my mind recently. Suppose a fish has dropsy or some type of disease that's untreatable and its too late. If you were to feed this sick fish to say a bigger fish would that fish then contract the disease as well? And the same for crawfish. Can they catch fish deases?
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badxgillen 11-13-2010 11:49 PM

disease
 
crawfishes cannot become diseased from fishes but they can be carriers of protazoan parasites...oh and naturaly the diseased fish would release its pathogens into the water as well as transfering the preveious medication that was absorbed...not recomending feeding diseased fish to other fishes...

jiggityboom 11-14-2010 03:45 PM

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crawfishes cannot become diseased from fishes but they can be carriers of protazoan parasites...oh and naturaly the diseased fish would release its pathogens into the water as well as transfering the preveious medication that was absorbed...not recomending feeding diseased fish to other fishes...

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jiggityboom 11-14-2010 03:46 PM

Ah thanks! Makes complete sense
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jiggityboom 11-14-2010 03:48 PM

Actually one more question. Are there certain dieases that if a fish was in a tank they wouldn't transfer to others? Of course many diseases are treatable. Just curious
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Ah thanks! Makes complete sense
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badxgillen 11-14-2010 05:14 PM

hmmm
 
liver diseases and tumors.....


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