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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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serious disease, unknown cause.

i have been battleing a large ick infestation in my 55 gal. So in the end, I have beaten most of the ick with Kordon Ick attack and then, once the QT was purchased and set up, Appro Quick Cure. but their where casualties. I lost 1 Zebra Danio and 1 Guppy to unknown causes (different tanks, no meds with the guppy) which neither showed signs of ick. A Golden Dojo Loach in the tank with the mysteryously dead Guppy color has paled and skin to seems to have started peeling off! he does not swim well and i am tarting to see blood pooling where it seems the skin has completely peeled through. I am wondering what this could be and what to do about it. I believe I will have to eutonize this Loach, he is so far gone it would be mean to try and medicate him I think but is this contageous? After reading up on different diseases I thing he either has Tuberculosis (which is AWESOME because Ive had my hands in there the past few days) and septicemia. Well its just time to play the waiting game I guess. and ideas? [/quote]

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Could be myco
Human infection from Aquaria is very rare. Cuts, punctures and skin abrasions are a common factor as is depressed immune system. Most cases arise from swimming and cuts etc, or in aquaculture workers.

Wash hands in hot water and antiseptic hand wash. Myco doesn't like heat but it's a good practice anyway. There may be other pathogens or zoonoses waiting.

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