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Originally Posted by Stone454 View Post
I really hate to tell you this, but it is in most public drinking water supplies.I have somehting for you to read, it's about a breeder who had a myco outbreak with his rainbow fish, it is a good read, but it does go into a debated topic of competition among bacteria, ie you want the good to out compete the bad, here is the link enjoy...
Just because the disease has the prefix of Myco does not mean its the same disease I am referencing. Mycobacterium is simply a Genus of Actinobacteria. Science 101 under Genus its broken down into species in this case the species is Actinobacteria. The link you provided is not even the same type that I provided. There is more than one type of Mycobacterium. I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands. I specifically stated one. I didn't generalized the whole species.

That's just a few. Google search Mycobacterium and see how closely they are related. Nevertheless they are different than what I originally posted.

Originally Posted by pgaron View Post
I looked it up and it looks like there are about 100-150 infections per year. If I had a cut on my hand I would think twice about it. Currently I have a cut on my hand and it is infected since its hot at a little yellow, wouldn't that be something. at least I'd know to tell the doc my hand was in a cycling aquarium
That article is here:

I get cuts and scrapes all the time and I am not even aware of most of them. I build alot of stuff. I do alot of projects around the house, I am fairly active. All it takes is an opening that we can take for granted is the point I am making. We currently have bacteria living on us as we walk and breathe everyday. We have bacteria inside us that can turn disastrous if conditions are ideal for them to take over. Bacteria does not choose to attack based on fish keeping/handling experience. All set aside, those that can careless, no one is stopping you from your 10,20 or 30 years worth of means and methods. For those that do care, a word from flight50, be conscience of what you do.

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