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Old 01-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #11
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There are reports of people getting TB. Extremely rare but it has happened
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #12
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I usually don't wear gloves unless I go near my female clowns territory. She will bite me. She doesn't break skin but it startles me. So I wear those gloves in the link above. I also have had minor skin irritation from my frogspawn coral
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #13
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There are reports of people getting TB. Extremely rare but it has happened
How does that work? TB is airborne, not fish borne.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:27 AM   #14
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Your foxface could only be a problem if you try to grab him. Even, and especially if netting him. Do not attempt to hold him. He is no threat to you in the tank unless you corner it IMO.

If one is prone to picking or biting off hang nails, or anything that results in even the smallest abrasions or tiny cuts in the skin, I'd suggest a habit of wearing gloves virtually all the time. I've done pleny of work in my tank with bare hands. Just gotta be aware of the skin or nail conditions you're dealing with at the time.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #15
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I wear gloves when handling my zoas/palys because of the toxin they release. other than that clean non soaped hands in the tank no problem.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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Your foxface could only be a problem if you try to grab him. Even, and especially if netting him. Do not attempt to hold him. He is no threat to you in the tank unless you corner it IMO.

If one is prone to picking or biting off hang nails, or anything that results in even the smallest abrasions or tiny cuts in the skin, I'd suggest a habit of wearing gloves virtually all the time. I've done pleny of work in my tank with bare hands. Just gotta be aware of the skin or nail conditions you're dealing with at the time.
Thxs I'll see about purchaseing a pair of gloves just in case but I'm not going to really worry about hopefully
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Your foxface could only be a problem if you try to grab him. Even, and especially if netting him. Do not attempt to hold him. He is no threat to you in the tank unless you corner it IMO.

If one is prone to picking or biting off hang nails, or anything that results in even the smallest abrasions or tiny cuts in the skin, I'd suggest a habit of wearing gloves virtually all the time. I've done pleny of work in my tank with bare hands. Just gotta be aware of the skin or nail conditions you're dealing with at the time.
ok well i know this thread is for saltwater but should you also wear gloves for fresh????
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #18
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How does that work? TB is airborne, not fish borne.
By no means I did not say it was possible or impossible just said I read reports of it, lol.

Can Fish TB affect humans?

Most of the info you will find on the www seems to indicate that fish TB can infect humans. However - most of this info refers to the marine disease, caused by Myobacterium marinum.

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I've thought about getting a pair for working in my puffer tank. If I'm just reaching in to rearrange something and I don't have a big scary gravel vac in my hands, they think my fingers look tasty and have given me a few nips. Seeing as they have teeth built for busting open snails and mollusks, it hurts!
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