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Old 04-07-2013, 02:51 AM   #21 
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I emailed a fish specialist in NY to see if she can help. I'm a vet, so maybe she can help out a colleague. Unfortunately I am not a fish vet.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #22 
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You could try try the biology or microbiology department at a local college or university. They might not be able to do a full necropsy, but maybe they could do a culture to determine if there's a bacterial infection, such as Myco, etc.

Or contact Basement Bettas or Coppermoon. Both are members of this forum. They had individual fish tested in a lab. They could give you the name and contact info for the lab.

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #23 
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THANK YOU all so much!
I am fairly up to my gills in colleges around here, plus Gloucester, which is a major fishing hub (home of Gorton's & my hometown!) is right down the road. There is no dearth of commercial fish expertise around here. The problem is to get these big shot people to help a silly blond woman w/ her pet fish.
I can't preserve Angel long enough for her to be examined. It's Sunday, and I have to work @ 6am tomorrow, so I can't run over to the vet's for formaldehyde or whatever... BUT if I do the research now, maybe I can save many more fish down the line & learn more about diseases. I'd like to learn a way to analyze the bacteria present in the water.
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Maybe we can all learn something from this situation and help fish in the future, let us know if you find out anything.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #25 
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I will investigate.
Maybe a good place to start is w/ the State Dept. of Environmental Protection/Fish, and my vet.
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