siamese fighting fish for sale brisbane, 1987. Snakehead Channa striatus, a positive freshwater farmed fish in Thailand, could have a mortality rate for this ailment as high as 20%. Fish infected with mycobacteriosis, especially food fish, are of no market value as they are unfit for human intake. Smith 1996 said that businesses raising striped bass in the US have condemned a few million dollars worth of fish over the last few years due to mycobacterial infections. Colorni 1992 also defined mycobacteriosis outbreaks in cultured sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax in Israel, and said a 100% prevalence of Mycobacterium an infection with mortality over 50%. An vital aspect of fish mycobacteriosis is that one of the most causative mycobacteria also cause skin disease in humans.