Can Rasboras get neon tetra disease?

Named after the species that it was first identified in, this disease strikes many members of the tetra family, and other popular families of aquarium fish are not immune. Cichlids such as angelfish and cyprinids such as danios, rasboras, and barbs also fall victim to the disease.

What does fish TB do to humans?

Infections are usually associated with cleaning aquaria or with injury from contact with fish. The most common symptom in human patients is skin lesions that develop on the hands or extremities where broken skin may have come into contact with infective material.

Is fish TB contagious to other fish?

Mycobacterium spp. can infect mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Some species will cause a localized infection, while others a full-body, systemic disease. This disease is called “fish tuberculosis” since Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causative agent for tuberculosis in humans.

What causes white spots on neon tetras?

White spot disease is a very common problem in freshwater aquarium fish. The disease is caused by the ciliate protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, commonly called ich or ick. Fish infected with ich typically develop small, blister-like, raised lesions (white spots) on the skin and/or fins.

Why do neon tetras lose their Colour?

Neon tetras may also exhibit a slight color fade when they spend a lot of time in darkness or at night. This color fade is normal and not usually cause for alarm.

What are the symptoms of fish tuberculosis?

It is most commonly associated with wasting, loss of body condition, lethargy and anorexia. Other signs include scale loss, skin ulcers, a dropsy-like appearance, reproductive problems and a host of secondary infections.

Can TB transmitted humans?

TB disease in the lungs or throat can be infectious. This means that the bacteria can be spread to other people. TB in other parts of the body, such as the kidney or spine, is usually not infectious. People with TB disease are most likely to spread it to people they spend time with every day.

How do I know if my fish has tuberculosis?

Why is my fish’s back bent?

If a fish has a bent or curved spine, it is most likely infected with a Gram-positive mycobacteria (Mycobacterium marinum or M. fortuitum). This is commonly referred to as fish tuberculosis, piscine tuberculosis, acid-fast disease or granuloma disease.