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orandagal
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Gloves
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:11:08 PM »

Morning All,
I ordered some Prime from Aquarium Guys the other day and it showed up at the house earlier today. I had planned on cleaning the tank tomorrow and one of my dogs got a little over zealous reaching for a treat and I've now got a nice cut right by my thumbnail. Not wanting to get it infected, is using a new pair of Latex gloves going to cause a problem until it heals? I don't normally use gloves, but would prefer to be safe. Thanks for your help Smiley and we are now going to work on the dog (lol)
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Skwishee
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 02:42:23 PM »

Would it be possible to just use the one hand for cleaning?
Normally if I have a fresh cut or something that hasn't yet healed over, I just do what I can using the other hand XD
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orandagal
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 03:00:27 PM »

I could try it, but she got my right hand which is the one I use, and using the left would slow me down a bit  Smiley
And just to give those whose fish have "fin rot" a heads up, if your fish has that or any other infection, you definately need to wear gloves. I had betta's at one time and developed a really bad infection in my finger (that had a cut on it) and had to have the infection surgically cut out. Better safe than sorry Smiley
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 10:51:59 PM »

I use latex gloves like these all the time when i'm cleaning some filter media or  a really dirty tank. They are same type of gloves you use to clean dishes and other stuff around the house. Make sure the gloves are brand new and haven't been used elsewhere , since detergents and chemicals can still remain on the gloves and harm your fish.
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Also some aquatic pets , such as water turtles, can carry salmonella bacteria, so it's a good idea to use gloves when cleaning their habitat or when you have a cut on your hand.  So use gloves whenever you think it's necessary, it can't hurt.
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orandagal
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 11:03:36 PM »

Thanks Nabi, I have a brand new pair, never used that I will put on. I appreciate your help with this  Smiley
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 06:51:51 AM »

What!!!!!! You can get solmonella!!!! Ive never used gloves!!! Shocked
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 07:25:11 AM »

Morning all, and again thanks for the responses. Fantailer, I never wore gloves either, but ended up with a horrible infection in my finger from changing water on a Betta that had fin rot. I ended up (after months of antibiotics) having to have the infection surgically cut out, the fish died and I never tried Betta's again. I learned from experience and was curious if others had a problem with wearing Latex when cleaning tanks. When the cut heals I know I'll go back to not using the gloves, but I'd rather be safe than sorry right now Smiley
Thanks everyone  Smiley

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 07:19:34 AM »

I have never used gloves I just put antiseptic cream on after I have cleaned the tank if I think there could be a risk of infection.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 11:50:26 AM »

You can get tuberculosis from your fish if you're unlucky, while we're on the salmonella theme Tongue

If you have a wound, using normal gloves for cleaning dishes etc works fine if you have a pair specifically for the tank. Just remember to clean your hands afterwards anyway since there might be sweat and debris collected in the gloves.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 03:31:01 PM »

Man I guess you still have to be sanitary.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 06:04:32 PM »

Yeah, as long as you don't have any cuts on your hands while dipping them in the water it should be fine. Just wash them, always Wink ESPECIALLY when dealing with sick fish.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 09:55:38 PM »

Or you get AMEBAS!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked I think thats how you spell it.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 05:25:15 AM »

You mean amoebas? I don't actually know what that even is :'c
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 05:40:25 AM »

Yeah at school we looked at them under a microscope even thought you don't need them.

They are just blobs that swim in water.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 03:14:41 AM »

Amoeba's I believe are just simple single celled organisms?
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 03:43:26 AM »

Yeah thats what the teacher said they were. You could just barely see the big ones with your eyes.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2012, 09:44:37 PM »

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