|Disease type:||Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)|
|Disease name:||Cryptobia Infestation|
|Other names:||Cryptobia branchialis|
|Caus. agent:||Cryptobia sp.|
|Part of body and/or behavior affected by disease:|
|Skins and/or fins||Belly||Swimming behavior|
|Eyes||Viscera Afflicted||Other symptoms|
|Symptoms:||Symptoms include dark coloration, increase mucus buildup, occational turbidity of the skin, loss of scales, has difficulty or fast breathing, reduced appetite and weight loss. Secondary bacterial infections in the advanced stage leads to pale and/or red skin patches and skin and fin rot.|
|Treatments:||Can be treated with formaldehyde/malachite green(Formaldehyde 37% (1 ml/100L)---malachite green (stock solution 5.0g/1L distilled water; from this, 1mL/100L)) or formaldehyde/copper sulfate (Dose: stock solution 4.0g/1L distilled water---0.25g of citric acid; of this 25mg/100L).The infected fish can also be placed in a freshwater bath or be given an effective antibacterial agents (e.g. nifurpirinol, furaltadone).|
|Remarks:||The parasite species is commonly Cryptobia branchialis. Also Ref. 41805. Can also be the cause of Black Stripe Syndrome. Ref. 48502.|
|Mortality and seasonality|
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