05-18-2012, 02:17 PM
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Other causes for deformity issues is nutrition related, however, usually you will see this in all or most of the fry...when its just one from the batch....either injury or birth defect...
Going back to fish TB or Mycobacteriosis-while this is one of few thing we can catch from our aquarium-especially if we have compromised immunity along with open wounds on our hands...This is not Tuberculosis......its in the same family of bacteria-it will present itself in the form of a painful slow-healing wound that can be difficult to heal especially after it goes into the blood stream-It is very rare for hobbyist to get this-but it can happen....wash hands well before and after working on the tank.
This pathogen is everywhere and is always in our tank but its not always pathogenic, some fish are carriers, it resist bleach and antibiotic, it is one of the few pathogens that can live in sterile conditions. The fish immunity is what prevent it from being symptomatic.