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Old 10-24-2012, 09:49 PM   #1 
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TB Question

Suppose I had a fish with TB (I sure hope I don't) and I tank him out of his tank. Can I disinfect the tank and supplies with boiling water? Do you think that would kill the m. bacteria?
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:02 AM   #2 
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I would clean out the tank with bleach water just to be safe. After rinsing, you can fill it with water & add dechlorinator to make sure it's okay to use. TB isn't something I would ever want to mess with! If the supplies are bleach safe, I would do the same thing.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #3 
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I've read that bleach won't kill the bacteria...
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #4 
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Most people would say that the bacteria won't get killed. TB is never to be messed with. I agree with the immortal bacteria thing. Just throw the supplies away, even if it cost a fortune.

(Things that don't die are immortals, right? I forgot if it was mortal or not)
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #5 
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Bleach kills fish too I have read vinigar is Better.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #6 
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Thanks guys :) I'm just scared that one of my minnows has TB since he/she has a slightly (very slightly) bent spine, has fin rot, and can't swim properly; however, it has no visible bumps or lesions or open sores. I'm guessing it could be genetics, but I'm not too sure. I'm giving my minnows away to a friend and I just want to make sure he/she doesn't have TB. It's still very active, so I don't know if it is TB. I heard TB is pretty rare so I don't know what to do. I have a few cuts on my hands, so I'm afraid of touching the water XD
Yes I'm very paranoid. I've also heard that the TB bacteria is very hard to kill :O
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #7 
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I would guess that your minnow's problem is genetics, don't fret too much over TB, it's really rare to actually get, so I highly doubt your fish has it. Also, I've read that it kills VERY quickly, so unless your minnows are dropping like flies, it's probably nothing to worry about. :)
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #8 
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Okay, thanks :)
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #9 
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Can I ask? What is TB..? o.o
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