Fish Tuberculosis or TB Mycobacterial Infections Symptoms and Prevention

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Fish may begin to waste away and that is a common sign of intestinal parasites, or fish tuberculosis.

Fish Tuberculosis or TB Mycobacterial Infections Symptoms and Prevention

Fish Tuberculosis or TB Mycobacterial Infections Symptoms and Prevention

TB has distended the Betta’s liver. The fish will lose weight and condition. The liver is full of TB Granulomas

Fish tuberculosis is a mycobacterial infection where the fish ingests the organism via cannibalism and then stores it. The tuberculosis is dormant until the fish undergoes considerable stress. Those forms of stress are identified.

So I made a video that discusses the tuberculosis issue in fish, in detail.

Fish Tuberculosis or TB Mycobacterial Infections Symptoms and Prevention

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.