Immunity/Resistance To Brook

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I had a mini tank wipeout. Lost 3 tangs, 2 clowns and some wrasses within 2 days. A fire fish a purple fire fish a six line wrasse and a tri color wrasse never showed symptoms. I would think they would be dead by now but its been 3 months and they have not died or have shown any symptoms. I did introduce a few test fish and they died within a week but the previous fish still didn't show any signs. I've tried to catch them so I can leave the tank fallow but I haven't had any luck. I thought brook was one of the more deadlier diseases. Can fish live with brook?
 
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I had a mini tank wipeout. Lost 3 tangs, 2 clowns and some wrasses within 2 days. A fire fish a purple fire fish a six line wrasse and a tri color wrasse never showed symptoms. I would think they would be dead by now but its been 3 months and they have not died or have shown any symptoms. I did introduce a few test fish and they died within a week but the previous fish still didn't show any signs. I've tried to catch them so I can leave the tank fallow but I haven't had any luck. I thought brook was one of the more deadlier diseases. Can fish live with brook?
I've not heard of acquired immunity to Brooklynella, but it could happen. More likely, there are fish species that are simply not susceptible to it. I've not seen a comprehensive list, but clownfish are of course the "poster child" for this disease.

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Thank you for the response!

The bad thing is I wont be able to add any fish until theses die as im sure these fish survivng brook means the tank isnt fallow and the brook will be living happily in the tank. Or maybe I will get lucky and I can trap them finally or they just commit suicide and jump out.
 

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Thank you for the response!

The bad thing is I wont be able to add any fish until theses die as im sure these fish survivng brook means the tank isnt fallow and the brook will be living happily in the tank. Or maybe I will get lucky and I can trap them finally or they just commit suicide and jump out.
I think that if your existing fish are symptom free and you give any new fish a full quarantine, you will be able to add new fish after a period of time - 45 to 76 days depending on your risk tolerance. I didn’t think brooklynella has a resting stage like ich and velvet has.
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I think that if your existing fish are symptom free and you give any new fish a full quarantine, you will be able to add new fish after a period of time - 45 to 76 days depending on your risk tolerance. I didn’t think brooklynella has a resting stage like ich and velvet has.
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Ohhh I didnt know that. I thought the tank would have to be fallow. I will give it a month and see if any new fish come down with brook.
 
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