Protozoan parasitic Flagellate. viz Costia necatrix. or Costia necator. The parasite is tear shaped under the microscope, with 2 locomotory flagellae. The parasite attaches to the skin and gills. Shows characteristic jerky movement under microscope.
In the chronic form, lower mortalities will occur, but if the infection becomes acute then heavier losses must be anticipated. Early detection, treatment, etc, will help prevent spread of the disease. Ichthyobodo outbreaks occur usually in the cooler months of the year.
Avoid overcrowding. Provide good husbandry.
Ichthyobodo infections on farmed and wild fish.
Methods for detection and identification of
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