Physical Symptoms of Fish Disease

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  1. Warr7207

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    Small white spots on fin or skin
    Cyptocaryon irritans (white spot, marine ich)

    Small white spots that come and go
    Gyrodactylus (leech-like parasite) or other flukes

    Tiny white spots or velvety appeareance
    Amyloodinium ocellatum (marine velvet)

    Whitish fluffy patches on skin or fins
    Lymphocystis (virus)

    Gray or white patches on skin or fins
    Chondrococcus columnaris (Flexibacter)- bacterial

    Nodules visible beneath the skin, white or dark
    Glugea, or Henneguya; Cestoda (tapeworm larvae)

    Nodular white swellings on skin or fins
    Lymphocystis (virus)

    Red streaks on skin or fins

    Vibrio or other bacteria

    Destruction of tail or fins
    Vibrio, pseudomonas

    Ulceration of skin
    Ichthyosporidium (fungus), Vibrio or other bacteria

    Yellow to black nodules on or below skin
    Ichthyosporidium

    Wasting, hollow belly
    Mycobacterium marinum (relative of tuberculosis) [this can be contagious to humans] or underfeeding

    Scale protusion, often reddish, with normal body
    Bacterial infection of scales

    Scale protusion due to an inflated body

    fish dropsy

    Pop-Eye, Cloudy Eyes
    Gas embolism, copper poisoning

    Cloudy eyes, even blindness
    Toxins, severe white spot or velvet

    Destruction of lateral line
    Viral attack

    Crustaceans on skin
    Copepods

    Spinal deformity
    Mycobacterium marinum, vitamin or calcium shartage, genetic or Ichthyosporidium

    Sources:
    Marine Fishes & Invertebrates - Dr Cliff Emmens 1995
    www.wetwatermedia.com
    Home - Reefkeeping Magazine Online
     
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    Thanks for the info. :)
     
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