It afflicts over 50 species of freshwater and marine fish in the northern
hemisphere. This flatfish Limanda limanda has an outgrowth called a xenoma. It
is caused by a microsporidian fungal parasite...
Do all fish have parasites? Can I eat a diseased or parasitized fish? Can anglers
help prevent infections in fish? How do I identify freshwater fish parasites?
Information provided in this circular is intended for the novice fish culturist as a
guide to common parasites of freshwater fish. Identification of parasites and their
Common methods include physically removing the parasite and cleaning the
wound with an antiseptic like iodine. Also common is bathing freshwater fish in a
Jan 1, 1999 ... This booklet gives basic information on common parasites, diseases and injuries
of fish harvested from fresh water in the Northwest Territories ...
Freshwater tropical fish can be affected by a number of parasites that typically
can cause the fish in the aquarium to grow thin and debilitated, become anemic
in the literature; possibly a million exist. They live in the soil, in the oceans and
fresh water, and are found as internal parasites of most animals and many plants.
Almost all groups of animals and plants contain at least a few parasites. Parasites
are a group of organisms that may or may not cause illness in pet fish.
Freshwater Fish · Pond Fish · Pond Plants · Foods/Marine Plants ... Other
common fish parasites include anchor worms, black spot, costia, gill flukes,
Indeed freshwater fish may contain a variety of parasites. Without seeing the fish
and parasites, a positive identification cannot be made. Two distinct parasites ...