It seems you have used numerous medications on the fish.. why I am curious as to what you did for the fin rot.
Pineconing happens from all different ailments, normally it happens once internal organs start to fail.. which could of happened due to medications being used.. even using AQ salt for certain problems such as SBD can make things worse and deadly.
He may of had an internal bacteria infection (not what is being discussed), or a bad reaction to the medications being used on him..
The problem with mycobacteria the pictures of it are nasty to look at.
There's only so many blurry, diseased fish I can look at before I call it quits.
Anyway.... take a look at these photos, let me know if anyone feels the highlighted areas are something I should be concerned with.
The betta in this photo is still fine, I've been observing it for over a week now. It's being kept floating in a cup inside a 80 degree tank.
I would estimate this particular betta fish is about 1 year old now.
*Sorry the pictures aren't clearer. But thought I would post them to give everyone a slightly better photo to help prevent a misdiagnosis.
Feel free to save a copy of the photo if you want for future reference.
Thank so much for this information now that I'm getting ready to set up another tank I will definitely keep this in mind. This information needs to be a sticky.
I am worried that other breeders/farms won't be as careful with their stock and then the fish available to me, the average Joe pet owner/consumer, will have this disease, and then I couldn't hope to see my betta live past a year of age.
Sorry for the loss..
This thread wasn't an opinion by one person, this thread isn't about how every fish has it and you have to keep your tank clean to avoid it. This isn't something that can be cured. It's a warning from experts in the proper field about how this is starting to become pretty wide spread, and if people can't see it for what it is, then it's on them to look silly :P But most of us see it the way it is meant.. no one can take away your reputation, BB, and the people who know you, know you are one of the best out there when it comes to caring/breeding for these fish and helps others out at the drop of a dime.
No offense to anyone here in particular, but this is this forum.. not surprising this took off the way it did :sarcastic:
Okay, now expect a 100 pictures of sick fish :D
I'm beginning to think that my tanks have some form of mycobacterium. I have had. Few mysterious death/illnesses. I'll explain one by one....
Definitely some sort of tuberculosis.... This fish had extreme bloating, and lesions.. It was like this for around two weeks, i then euthanized as it was the most humane thing to do. This escalated slowly.... MAY 2012
I'm not sure on this one. He got a bit bloated and then all of a sudden died, within two to three days. OCTOBER 2012
He started to bloat really bad, and was on the bottom of the tank for a while. Sakura helped treat with metronidazole, worked like a charm. Came back on Monday night, died Tuesday. OCTOBER 2012 AND JANUARY 2012
On Tuesday night, had raised scales, fin rot, and white bit on her, all of a sudden. Died Wednesday morning. JANUARY 2013
Platy and two guppies were from same store and lived in same tank. I use all the same supplies.
Anyone want to acknowledge what I said?
Look at it this way, this knowledge has been around for 10-20 years now. If every fish in the store has this then why do they still hit their lifespans of 5+ years for most species? A healthy fish is able to live with M generally just by being kept healthy.
Sure, BB had an MT break out, we can go ahead and assume that it was taken care of and the source is taken care of.
It makes no sense that MT or MM would exist in stores for more than a generation before wiping out all breeding fish, which would cause the company to figure out what happened.
So yea, sure, most fish have M.
But cases of MT or MM still seem uncommon..
Do fish even get MTB? I thought we were mostly talking about MT, not MTB...
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