Fish Tuberculosis Is A Bacterial Infection Of The Mycobaterium Spp

"Fish tuberculosis" is the common name for a fish infected with Mycobacterium spp. This bacterial genus has a unique outer protective coating that makes it impossible to treat once it is inside your system. Infections will show up differently. They may not show any clinical signs. There is no effective treatment for fish tuberculosis other than supportive care. Some fish can live for a long time with an infection. They show no outward signs of disease. Depopulation is recommended in immune-related environments. Mycoboaterium Spp. cannot be treated with a UV-resistant mask. The infection lives within the fish, where the light cannot penetrate. Maintaining proper quarantine protocols for all new fish and plants is your best chance of getting an infection . Fish tissue breaks down very quickly. Diagnostic testing needs to happen quickly. For small fish, there is no antemiotic diagnosis of fish tuberculosis. Larger fish can be sampled by performing open coelomic surgery or laparoscopic surgery into the coeloma cavity. Any loose materials such as branches or moss should be thrown away. Small, granular substrates can be cleaned, but larger rocks and stones have too many nooks and crannies to effectively clean. A one percent Lysol solution is the most effective at eliminating bacteria. . . .

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