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Old 08-25-2014, 10:55 PM   #541 
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My Betta is sick

Here is another photo. The thing I am worried about is just below/behind his eye. I have quarantined him to try and get rid of that nasty looking thing...
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:55 PM   #542 
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What have you done in terms of medication anyway? That might help others understand.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:00 PM   #543 
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I haven't attempted anything. I though I would come here first to get some advice. I don't really know what to do.
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Neither. Maybe start your own thread in the emergencies and diseases section. A lot more would look at that there than here.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:03 PM   #545 
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Ok thanks for your help
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No problems.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:06 AM   #547 
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I stumbled onto this thread and although I didn't read through every page (55 is a bit daunting!) it seems like there's still not any effective method of treating this infection. For others that are veterinary students, if this is indeed a mycobacterium infection, has anyone else seen the research about bacterial efflux pump inhibitors paired with antibiotics as a possible mechanism of treatment?
Does anyone think that it's a possible theory to be able to use these with bettas, as some of the original research was done on zebrafish?

Some of the articles I was looking at:
Hypertension drugs help fight tuberculosis

Effects of Verapamil (an EPI candidate) on zebrafish

Infections in Zebrafish
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