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Can you identify this fish disease?

 
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Went



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 12:26 pm    Post subject: Can you identify this fish disease?  Reply with quote    



Taken this morning by a friend.

LynneA



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Location: London N21
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks like a fungal disease. Was it near a fish farm, or sewage treatment plant?

Went



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

LynneA wrote:
Looks like a fungal disease. Was it near a fish farm, or sewage treatment plant?


Possibly as there are a few of each around plus illegal septic tank disposal if they can get away with it

pricey



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks like a water mould to me.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aquarium fish get whats known as white spot.

woody guthrie



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Location: Cork, Ireland
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have seen this on occasion in Rainbow Trout fisheries and on my own aquarium fish. Saprolegni is the name I believe and most waters contain some form of this mould/fungus. We treat the aquarium fish with methylene blue, don't know why it occurs but poor water quality and stressed fished probably makes them more vunerable to it.

http://www.tnfish.org/FishDiseasesParasites_TWRA/files/Saprolegnia.pdf

Bodger



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I saw quite a few infected fish in the Derewnt from the bridge at Chatsworth House last September.

Went



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks - have passed on the information. I hope it doesn't devastate the river.

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