This is what I am getting from this thread.
Quarantine. Yeah I do that. But then some who have it won't show symptoms until months later, so really, how is QTing helping? Then, if 70% of fish are affected, anyone who has more than one fish has a very high chance of having an infected fish. Also, most people on this forum don't have the money to buy separate things for all their fish. I sure don't have the money for 5 vacuums, 5 test kits, 5 EVERYTHING for my 5 fish. And also, most people don't have something to disinfect that will actually kill it. So chances are, if you have one infected fish, all of your fish have been exposed. It can kill in days or months or years, and you really don't know if they have it until after they are dead. Are we running in circles, here?
I am probably jinxing myself, but I have owned 6 bettas in my life and the first one died from jumping out of the tank... Not disease. I still have the other five. All the symptoms listed make it sound like my VT has it... But then again, it could be anything and he also is getting old. So the only way for me to know if he does have it is if he dies. And in any case, all my other fish have been exposed because I only have vinegar and bleach.
There seems to be no solution, and I read this entire thread and the link. Everything points to another "what if" but not really any fool-proof solution.
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