Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Ditto Big Z! Google such terms as Fish Handlers Disease, Mycobacteriosis and similar. Click on Images, unless you are easily upset by such things.
I already have one tank I will ONLY touch with gloves (The long sleeve, very sturdy type sold for aquariums with sharp fragments) due to fish dying of 'unusual things'. (Did not have necropsy done)
I wash with hot water and antibacterial soap after having my hands in any tank, and treat even minor cuts and scrapes with H2O2 and Neosporin. Then, I do not return to the tanks until a few days after the cut has sealed up.