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In the Aquarium Co-Op email I received last night, it included a link to Cory's video that he made last month discussing the invasion of zebra mussels in marimo moss balls. I'd seen it before, but just yesterday, I watched another yootoobles creator advising a scorched earth approach (Bleach your tank, bleach the ball!). It scared the bejeebles out of me and made me feel irresponsible for allowing my recently purchased moss ball to exist. (I'd purchased one in January and was concerned it might have the evil critters in it.) So, I listened to Cory's video again. He advised to not put your tank water in the sewer, which I don't do, anyway, for two reasons. 1. Are my snails possibly unwanted in my state's waterways? 2. My tank water is awesome fertilizer for my plants and gardens. Why would I flush that resource down the drain??? So, I gave a sigh of relief and stopped the self-flagellation for which I excel. Thanks, Cory for this and for all you do for the hobby. It is refreshing in this day and age to see a business exercise good corporate citizenship and I will support your efforts because of it.
Anyone dealt with Fish TB before? Im not certain I have it but very concerned and afraid I do. I have 3 fish tanks and lost over half my stock of fish from what appears to be multiple diseases. It started in my 75 gallon community tank with losing a few fish to no signs of illness or signs of anything on their body. Then it hit my Guppies by seeing them more inactive, less hungry and becoming skinny. I quarantined the sick ones I noticed right away and started Maracyn & paracleanse together. Few days later my guppy started having swimming problems like he couldn’t swim up from the bottom and got a real curved spine like he was bent. Day or two later same thing happened to another guppy and than died. So I tried other meds like Kanaplex and metroplex, did two courses and even tried with putting in their food. My guppies kept dying, one each day and other random fish like 3 serpae tetras, 2 panda loachs, rummy nose tetra, 2 German rams and a few others if you get the hint. I’ve also tried API General Cure, erythromycin, and Furan 2. It seems nothing has worked or stopped this disease. My guppies also have had worms this whole time, that hasn’t gone away either, they keep pooping out. I’ve had 12 guppies and down to 2. Lost at least over 20 fish. I’m ready to start over and try to bleach all my equipment but worried this could happen again and totally wipe me out of the hobby for good. I love this hobby and don’t know what to do??? Any help I really appreciate it.