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Wasting Disease/Fish TB

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Wasting Disease/Fish TB - Identifying and Understanding Wasting Disease/Fish TB

Wasting disease, or Fish TB, is a disease that affects certain freshwater ornamental fish. Those fish that are more susceptible include the Anabantides (bettas and gouramis), tetras, danios, and barbs. Knowing the symptoms could help save your entire tank if caught early enough.

The culprit behind this sickness is mycobacterium, a type of gram negative bacteria that is found in most aquariums. Under normal, optimal conditions, this bacteria does not attack ornamental freshwater fish...
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