Do Plants Carry Fish Disease?

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crashdiamond

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hello all! I recently bought a driftwood from petco and had it in my tank with my betta fish (may he Rest In Peace) but he died of Dropsy. Is it ok if I put the drift wood in another tank or is it contaminated? The driftwood has a plant growing in it. Thanks!
 

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The water on the plant can carry a disease, but your describing a bacterial infection so this is different. Firstly, Dropsy is a secondary disease which means it had something else first. Also bacterial infections don't normally spread unless wounds are present. Viral on the other hand do.
 

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If your afraid of contamination I would take that piece of wood and probably boil it, let it dry and plop it into the tank.

You'll lose the plants but would you rather risk contamination if you didn't boil it at least? If you like the plant, see about removing it and placing it somewhere, like a QT tank.
 
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