Sunday, May 16, 2010

Human Health and Aquarium Keeping

Warm aquarium waters is able to incubate a number of potentially harmful bacteria including species of Salmonella (Hay & Seal, 1994). This bacteria can travel internationally in "carriage" water. Such bacteria have the potential to cause stomach disorders, septicemia and meningitis. Water from domestc sources is a relatively low risk but aquarium keepers should wash their hands after being in contact with aquarium water.

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