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HELP with eradicating the disease FISH TB IN MY NEW TANK PLEASE!

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HELP with eradicating the disease FISH TB IN MY NEW TANK PLEASE!
Old 01-04-2009, 08:07 AM   #11
 
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so if my fish is sick and i have a open cut on my hand(which i do from a stupid cat bite) and i do and water change(which i just did) can i get sick ?????
Hi there,
You'll only get an infection in your hand if the disease is Fish TB, which is totally treatable. The symptoms in fish can be found about if you do a 'google' search on the subject 'fish TB'.
The symptoms on humans are a small red limp which appears (usually on the affected hand) and doesn't get better but steadily increases in size. if this is the case see a Dr, as it is totally treable with the antibiotic Doxycycline, but can progress to the lymph nodes and cause severe illness if untreated.
A water change will not help, in my experience.......I've tried and tried that..........
If you have cuts or lacerations on your hands I'd always follow the precaution of wearing disposable household gloves, available from the supermarket or a chemist. Better to be safe than sorry!.
My problem in water seeping over the gloves is only because I have a large tank and large fish. Normally the gloves will protect your hands. My problem of water seeping over is 'cos the tank's very tall...............I nedd extra long gloves as a result.......
Don't panic, just get 'googling' and look it all up, you'll find lots of information here.
Good luck with the cat bite damage/ I'm a dog person!/ cat's can be nasty little creatures/ one approached my german sheoherd specifically to scratch her on the nose.... She now HATES CATS! (although I tried to teach her to leave them alone!).............BAD LUCK!
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:07 PM   #12
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I've never had any problems with the many cuts that I have on my hands and my fish tanks. Of course, if I am treating any tank for illness I will not touch the water, but in healthy tanks you should be fine provided you don't have severe lacerations and you wash your hands after.

I have one thing to say. INDOOR CATS!! I have 4 cats and not one ever bites or scratches, even when they were kittens. We can't let them outside because of cars and fishercats and in my opinion they are so much nicer because of it. All of the outdoor cats that I have met have been well....wild, and not good pets. My guys are so sweet! During the summer we do bring them out on the lawn for some fun, and during the winter they all pile up in front of the wood stove :) Our cats also average 15 years of age which is pretty darn good. I'd say, don't judge a cat until you know how great they can be when allowed to grow up in favorable conditions. I love my kitties, and they always love me no matter what!
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:23 PM   #13
 
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Fishercats? What's that??
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:47 PM   #14
 
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There is no cure for fish TB that I know of. I had this a few years back and decided to destroy all my stocks. I was unable to stop the damage caused by the suspected 'bacterial infection' for months until I became suspicious and decided to research further about what I am experiencing. I keep losing a few fish every few days and this was quite a headache that I almost gave up the hobby. This started with my praecox rainbows. The rainbowfish article I read confirmed my suspicions. After a discussion in a pleco forum why many of us are losing rainbowfish mysteriously, it was pointed out the cause is fish TB, no more, no less. All the symptoms I have seen matched the diagnosis of fish TB.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:56 PM   #15
 
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I recall reading somewhere that certain fish were more susceptible to fish TB. True or not true? When they say clown loaches are susceptible to ich this is so very true. Ich outbreak in my tank affected my clowns and NOT the yoyos. The fish TB is what scares me about ever having gouramis or rainbows..
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:40 PM   #16
 
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I recall reading somewhere that certain fish were more susceptible to fish TB. True or not true? When they say clown loaches are susceptible to ich this is so very true. Ich outbreak in my tank affected my clowns and NOT the yoyos. The fish TB is what scares me about ever having gouramis or rainbows..
Fish TB is not something which is common. Reading some of your posting, you don't seem to be the one who would neglect the tank. This usually happens when tank is very neglected. With routine maintenance and testing, should not worry about Fish TB w/ any fish such as Gourami and Rainbows...
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:06 PM   #17
 
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I recall reading somewhere that certain fish were more susceptible to fish TB. True or not true? When they say clown loaches are susceptible to ich this is so very true. Ich outbreak in my tank affected my clowns and NOT the yoyos. The fish TB is what scares me about ever having gouramis or rainbows..
Some species do tend to get vulnerable and yes, I noticed when I had ich, all 18 yoyos remained free from ich while some of my clowns had them but they were treated subsequently with salt and heat combo with no issues. Neon tetra disease also affects almost all species of tetras except the cardinals. As far as fish TB, rainbows are among those most susceptible whether you neglect a tank or not.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:18 AM   #18
 
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I've never had any problems with the many cuts that I have on my hands and my fish tanks. Of course, if I am treating any tank for illness I will not touch the water, but in healthy tanks you should be fine provided you don't have severe lacerations and you wash your hands after.

I have one thing to say. INDOOR CATS!! I have 4 cats and not one ever bites or scratches, even when they were kittens. We can't let them outside because of cars and fishercats and in my opinion they are so much nicer because of it. All of the outdoor cats that I have met have been well....wild, and not good pets. My guys are so sweet! During the summer we do bring them out on the lawn for some fun, and during the winter they all pile up in front of the wood stove :) Our cats also average 15 years of age which is pretty darn good. I'd say, don't judge a cat until you know how great they can be when allowed to grow up in favorable conditions. I love my kitties, and they always love me no matter what!
Hi there,
You are SO VERY RIGHT about indoor cats!....
The one that attacked my poor German Shepherd (who was doing the right thing and leaving the neighbours kitten alone) was not only kicked outside presumably because of owner 'housetraing Problems'/but also kept locked in a cage!
I'm very community minded and an animal lover, so, after numerous knocks on the door had not been answered by the woman involved/ I went 'down the road' of leaving her a note under the door/ complaining about the cruelty involved in keeping a juvenile cat caged up on her balcony/ I'm not surprised it lashed out at my poor poor dog (who was a juvenile herself at the time).......and the note DID NOT GO DOWN WELL!
I was awoken one morning to the indignant screams of her friend along the lines of "She had no right to leave you a note like that!"......A note like what?, was my reaction....I couldn't see any problem with it's draft which I promptly re-read..........
I had gone to a lot of trouble to look up numbers for Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and the Animal Welfare League/ qoute the right departments involved ; etc/ and to be tactful and polite in my note...........
I don't think that the reaction was fair at all, considering that it could have beeen my dog's eye which could have been blinded instead....I even went to the trouble to re-write it several times to be polite about the cat's owner getting cat training /care advice....Rather than locking it outside in a cage most of the time.........Cruel, I'm sure you'll agree........
I used to have a lovely Blue Burmese, until my Mother adopted her.........
I'm not by any means a Cat hater, don't worry!
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:40 AM   #19
 
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Hi there Aunt Kymmie,
I just wanted to complement you on that lovely dog photo which you've (somehow - I can't work it out myself!) managed to attach to your logon....Is that a pedigreed sable German Shepherd?
I have a pedigreed darker coloured one myself/ the local police dogsquad are interested in her puppies/ when I get around to breeding her.....AND THEY"RE RIGHT!..........
She's super smart/ superfast/ a good sniffer/ an excellent 'highjumper'/ run's like the wind/ obedient and has a good temperament!....attributes which I will be proud to sell a puppy to police for, I'm sure she will be too!.....I noticed a 'dogforum' the other day when doing other things/ might 'meet' you there one day!
I'm an absolute German Shepherd fanatic! I've had one at my side for the last 38 years...

SOMEONE'S REMINDING ME IT'S WALKTIME SOON!......Must go soon............!
Cheers Jewels
PS: A 'fishercat' is a humerous idea!
I can remember trying to 'deflea-wash' my Blue Burmese and her grabbing the edge of the laundry sink with all 4 feet simultaneously!....If you can picture it it's a picture that's funny, as I'm sure you'll agree!! Don't they HATE WATER!
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:29 AM   #20
 
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Jewels-

I don't to stray too far off topic so I'll send a PM in response to your post. We have some stories to share!

Lupin- As much as I love the looks of rainbows that TB issue has me cautious. I don't think I'd ever keep rainbows but they sure are very pretty fish.
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