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Sturgeon diseases.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Illness and Disease' started by matongflush, Jan 20, 2005.

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    I have found out on fishbase that siberian sturgeons (naturally???) have Enteric Redmouth Disease Bacterial diseases. These diseases can potentially spread to humans. Therefore, is it safe for one to raise siberian sturgeon, let alone handle one?
     
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    As they grow to over 2 metres, who has a tank big enough to house one safely and comfortably? Don't forget they are from a cold area and wouldn't really tolerate heat. I suspect this is a problem only commercial farmers would have to worry about ;)
     
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    I know that fact, and am obviously not going to keep one!!!
     
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    There's a wide variety of diseases which can cross species. There are methods of handling the animals which protects humans. Saltwater tanks are endemic with the bacteria that cause human marine tuberculosis (not the same as regular TB), but using gloves, taking care with open wounds, etc, makes it unlikely that someone's going to pick it up. Most serious diseases in humans crossed over from domestic mammals many years ago--and this still happens under certain conditions. So, technically, interacting with any sort of wild stock is not 100% safe. But, with care and knowledge, yes, it can be done safely. Protocols for handling animals, specifically sturgeon, are very specific in preventing the spread of disease not just animal to animal, but also to humans.
     
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    matongflush, it wasn't obvious at all ;) I've seen adverts for them as pets:eek: you might be surprised at what some people would try to keep (alligators, crocodiles sturgeon etc) :eek:
     
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    Oops! Should have clarified earlier! :eek:
     
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    My old roommate and I had a alligator for a while and when my he lived in FL he had a gator tll it got 4feet and then he donated it to a gator farm. :D
     
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