Camallanus (Camallanus cotti & C.lacustris)

Symptoms

Kyphosis
Anterior-posterior curvature of the spine
Scoliosis
Lateral curvature of the spine.
Growth poor
Parasite infested fish show very slow or no growth, as parasite is taking the food.
Muscular atrophy
Muscles of fish show evident wasting away.
Abdomen sunken
The lower part of the fish's body is hollow and wasted.
Emaciation
Fish is fading away, looks as if it is starving to death.
Faded colours
Colour of body has a washed out look.
Listless and lethargic
Fish moves very lazily in water, much less than normal, lacks interest.

Causes

Nematode "capped worm", lives in intestines and eyes. This worm reproduces in aquariums because they produce live larvae.

Prognosis

Not easy to treat, since not all life-cycle stages are succeptible to nematocides.

Treatment

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Prevention


DNA and RNA diagnostic references.

DNA extraction, PCR amplifications, and sequencing.

From plos.org  Feb. 2014  Michelle Gaiher et al. 



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