Spironucleus in Fishes

Spironucleus in Fishes

A close relative of Hexamita, this tiny protozoan can kill fish by stressing them out, and can be hard to diagnose as it is VERY small. Frankly, I have a hard time telling it from Hexamita and who cares, they’re treated the same. Signs of disease are panting fish, weight loss, casts in the poop and pin holes in the fins.

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Spironucleus in Fishes

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.