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Forum: Betta Fish Articles   03-28-2013, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Sakura8
Poor things. Yeah, in conditions like that it...

Poor things. Yeah, in conditions like that it could almost anything that killed them.
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   03-28-2013, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Sakura8
DoctorWhoLuver, it is the same with fish. All...

DoctorWhoLuver, it is the same with fish. All fish have some amount of bacteria, including mycobacteria, present in their systems at all times. Like HIV, mycobacteria doesn't become a problem...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   03-27-2013, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Hi Lady Courage. I'm so sorry to hear about your...

Hi Lady Courage. I'm so sorry to hear about your fish and your shrimp.

I've never euthanized shrimp before but I know that they are extremely sensitive to copper. Coppersafe might work. I'm...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-19-2013, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
If people want to rescue sick fish, that's their...

If people want to rescue sick fish, that's their perogative, BB. Chances are it's not myco but the effects of ammonia poisoning.

I'm throwing this out there as a warning to everyone:

Please...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-18-2013, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Yes, that book has been one of the most...

Yes, that book has been one of the most informative and helpful that I have.
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-18-2013, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
There are, according to The Super Simple Guide to...

There are, according to The Super Simple Guide to Common Fish Diseases by Lance Jepsen, 3 types of bacterial infections: peracute, that strikes without warning and kills without external signs;...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-18-2013, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Not necessarily. There are strains of columnaris...

Not necessarily. There are strains of columnaris that are resistant to meds and in addition, some fish themselves may simply be too far gone for medication to be effective.

For those who may...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-18-2013, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Coppermoon, you make me want to cry for you and...

Coppermoon, you make me want to cry for you and BB. :( I can only imagine how it must have felt for the two of you to go through this.
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-18-2013, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Sakura8
That's interesting because Seagrest is widely...

That's interesting because Seagrest is widely regarded as one of the best wholesalers around. I read an article in TFK just a few months ago and their quarantine system is intensive. I'm sorry but...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-17-2013, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Bluewind, there is no way you can tell if your...

Bluewind, there is no way you can tell if your fish has this or not without cutting the fish open. Symptoms may or may not appear and if they do, the symptoms would be wasting away, ulcers,...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-17-2013, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Finn, no, you didn't upset me. I already knew...

Finn, no, you didn't upset me. I already knew about myco. You just made me appreciate my girls all the more. :)
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-17-2013, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
That's interesting, she did, didn't she. ...

That's interesting, she did, didn't she.

BB, were the fish you lost to your identified strain of myco triplex blue or of the blue gene?
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-17-2013, 10:09 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
*hugs pet rats who are only 4-5 months old* ...

*hugs pet rats who are only 4-5 months old*

What I'm beginning to find interesting is that when I compare the symptoms that Coppermoon describes and what BB is describing, they are different. ...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-17-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 211
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Posted By Sakura8
Myates, I understand completely and I also ...

Myates, I understand completely and I also respect BB's knowledge. I like her FB feed a liot. No worries.

Stupid cellphone.
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-17-2013, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Unfortunately, in her first post, she was rather...

Unfortunately, in her first post, she was rather rude and as Olympia said, it had to be edited. Her words were quite strong and insulting to many people.

I understand her frustration, truly I...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 11:02 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Something just occurred to me. The person who...

Something just occurred to me. The person who first positively identified this as mycobacterium, at least on the forum and on the mystery disease thread, was Coppermoon.
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
I'll be dreadfully honest. I didn't QT any of my...

I'll be dreadfully honest. I didn't QT any of my girls before I added them to my sorority. >.> I know, very bad of me. *slaps self on hand*
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Exactly, Finn. :)

Exactly, Finn. :)
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
That is true. Every expert who has written...

That is true. Every expert who has written books/magazine articles on fish diseases agree that the only way to positively know a fish has myco is to do testing, whether it's a tissue sample or an...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
Twolovers, you have a very good point and I think...

Twolovers, you have a very good point and I think it bears looking at. It's a logical assumption in any case that the larger the numbers, the higher the statistics.

Also, one thing I learned in...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Sakura8
BB, I hold you responsible for this. Please...

BB, I hold you responsible for this. Please refrain from frightening our members.

Finn, there are people out there who have kept fish for 60 years and have never had any problem like this. As...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,719
Posted By Sakura8
This is why we need to be careful about the...

This is why we need to be careful about the information we spread and how we spread it.

Finn, don't worry. You won't get sick. There are only a few zoonotic diseases that can be caught from fish...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 211
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Posted By Sakura8
That is what all of my disease books say, Dieses....

That is what all of my disease books say, Dieses. Bacteria is ever present in our tanks but it's stressful factors like poor water quality that cause fish to succumb to that bacteria.

EDIT: ...
Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,719
Posted By Sakura8
No matter who writes a paper, that paper still...

No matter who writes a paper, that paper still only represents one person's point of view. It's important to read a variety of material on a subject in order to get a balanced perspective.
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Forum: Betta Fish Articles   01-16-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,719
Posted By Sakura8
This is very important information that needs to...

This is very important information that needs to be circulated BUT there are a few caveats that I want to add.

First, the majority of people on the forum don't have fish rooms or extensive (and...
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