Category:Bacterial diseases

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This category lists bacterial diseases that affects aquatic animals.


Disease Symptom Chart
Disease causing organism Condition Symptoms Likely Causes Remedies
Appearance Behaviour
Bacteria: which may include Aeromonas, Pseudomonas, Flexibacter or Mycobacteriosis Fin Rot or Tail Rot Torn and tattered edges or white edged holes in fins, red streaks in the fin and tail, white edges to the fins and tail. Fish may appear lethargic and tired. Bacteria often infect fish when they becomes stressed, or when their immune system has been compromised.

There are many causes for this including:
Poor water quality.
Physical damage.
Previously unwell.
 
Introduction of non-quarantined new fish to the tank - harmful bacteria has been transferred to the tank.

Treatment
Bacteria:usually Flavobacterium columnare (Flexibacter) Mouth Rot Rotting/erosion of the mouth areas. Small grey or white marks on the head, fins, gills and mouth that grow to resemble white 'fungus like' tuff, loss of colour Fish may appear lethargic, They may have clamped fins. Loss of appetite Treatment
Bacteria: which may include Aeromonas, Pseudomonas and Flexibacter Gill Rot Inflamed gills with rotting white patches Fish may appear lethargic and tired, have clamped fins, lose of appetite.
 
Fish may struggle to breathe (check your waters nitrite levels) and appear to be gasping at the water surface.
Treatment
Bacteria:Vibriosis Ulcers or red streaks Red areas or open wounds or sores on the body that have been infected Fish may appear lethargic and tired, have clamped fins, lose of appetite. Poor water quality.
Physical damage.
Treatment
Bacteria:Mycobacteriosis Fish TB Thin appearance, bloated areas in gut area of body, crocked spine, loss of colour, ulcers.
Reproduction stops in females. Guppies and other live-bearers often strongly affected
Very similar symptoms to other bacterial infections above.
Fish often appear lethargic and tired, hide in corners near the bottom. Incurable mostly.
Euthanise animal. This very hardy bacteria lives in the gut and internal organs of the animal so rapidly infects others in the tank. Long term quarantine of several months needed to ensure you don't import it.
Treatment
Parasites White Spot (Ich) Tiny white spots on the skin and fins, extra skin mucus. Fish may appear irritated and flick against objects;they may look uncomfortable; loss of appetite Parasites often infect fish when their immune system has been compromised.
 
There are many causes including:
Poor water quality,
Poor food variety,
Adding infected fish,
Over crowding.
Treatment
Parasites Costia (Ichthyobodo) Cloudiness of the skin caused by excess mucus Fish may appear irritated and flick against objects;they may look uncomfortable; loss of appetite;lethargy;clamped fins, fish may rest on the bottom for long periods. Treatment
Parasites Trichodina Grey patches on skin if highly infected Rubbing against objects, clamped fins, lethargy. Fish may rest on the bottom for long periods if seriously infected. Treatment
Fungus Often Saprolegnia Grey white patches on skin or gills that resemble tuffs of cotton wool Fish may appear lethargic and show a loss of appetite. Poor Water quality.
Fungus is a secondary infection that attacks fish on open wounds from other fish or other injuries, such as ulcers.
Treatment




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