Mycobacteriosis in Aquarium Fish

Stopping an outbreak of Fish TB using UV sterilizing filters instead of tearing tanks down and starting over. Managing mycobacteria rather than eradicating them. Scientific surveys on the presence of mycobacteria in the aquarium fish trade.

BettaCropJaw lesionLRMycobacteriosis in Aquarium Fish, a 15 page article, provides vital information that fish keepers can use to prevent—or deal with—“Fish TB.” Scientific surveys show that almost half of fish deaths due to unknown causes are due to mycobacteriosis. Article is based on the author’s experience fleshed out with the latest scientific research. Every fish keeper, whether professional fish breeder or beginning aquarium hobbyist, should read this.

Author: Diana Walstad

I'm a former science researcher that keeps aquariums and likes to write books.

2 thoughts on “Mycobacteriosis in Aquarium Fish”

    1. As I wrote in the article, an afflicted fish cannot be cured of Fish TB. Symptoms in guppies are emaciation, poor growth, and shrunken bellies. Good management (removing and destroying sickly fish, using a UV sterilizer) can keep it from spreading to other fish.

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