Accession Number : ADA322945

Title :   Aeromonas Hydrophila Infections of Fishes.

Descriptive Note : Fish Health Bulletin,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE KEARNEYSVILLE WV NATIONAL FISH HEALTH RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cipriano, Rocco C. ; Bullock, G. L.

PDF Url : ADA322945

Report Date : 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Aeromonas hydrophila is a common motile bacterium of freshwater streams and ponds that frequently causes internal, generalized infections in fish-particularly cultured species. The infections commonly occur when fish are stressed by crowding, low oxygen, or a buildup of waste products in the water. Cultured warmwater fishes such as channel catfish, baitfishes, and minnows are particularly susceptible. Most A. hydrophila disease outbreaks occur in summer, when water temperatures are about 87-89 deg F (31 deg C). The terms red sore disease and red rot disease have been applied to A. hydrophila infections.

Descriptors :   *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *FISHES, TEMPERATURE, LOW TEMPERATURE, WATER, BACTERIA, OXYGEN, FRESH WATER, MOBILE, WASTES, CHANNELS, SUMMER, STREAMS, MINNOWS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE