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Re: [APD] Re: Fish TB or broken bone?


I would not buy a fish like this because it might
be TB and that is devastating to your whole fish

That said, I had an Oscar once that had a funny
mouth.  He apparently was just born that way and
it stayed funny all thru his life.  Didn't seem
to bother him or anybody else.


--- Anthony D'Amico <ardamico at med_umich.edu> wrote:
> What about a crooked tail?  I just bought a Cory
> with a slight upward
> angulation of the spine and the base of his tail. 
> His tail points a
> little up in the air but he gets around fine.  When
> I bought him I asked
> the LFS guy and he said it was probably a fracture
> that healed at a
> funny angle.  Is that common or is this a case of
> fish TB infection?
> Tony
> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 10:29:04 -0800 (PST)
> From: Erin Poythress <anang3 at yahoo_com>
> Subject: [APD] Re: Killis -- and arched back disease
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com 
> Ann asked about fish TB:
> Ann,
> Fish TB does cause spine curvature. I'm not sure if
> it's contractable from snails, but I know it has
> been
> recommended that you isolate the infected fish to
> help
> prevent its spread to the rest of the tank. Many
> times
> medications can make the fish well again, but it's
> my
> understanding that their spines don't go back to
> normal. I'm not sure if the treatment would prevent
> further spreading by the infected specimen. That
> being
> said, I'm not a disease specialist at all, so all
> you
> experts feel free to jump in and disagree. When I
> worked in a fish store we always pulled them off the
> sales floor because they were no longer vendible
> once
> their spines curved. We had a New Guinea Rainbow in
> the back, bowed as anything but healthy as a horse,
> that ate us out of house and home for over a year.
> (Any of you who have worked in pet stores know
> that's
> a long time to hang on in a quarantine system.)
> Erin
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