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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #195
- To: KillieTalk at aka_org
- Subject: Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #195
- From: "Barry J. Cooper" <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
- Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 12:02:53 -0400 (EDT)
- In-Reply-To: <199805221928.PAA03402 at acme_actwin.com>
What you describe could be Glugea anomala, but it could be a number of
other things too. Glugea has been most commonly seen in Nothos, but has
been seen in Cynolebias and Fundulopanchax too. The only way to confirm
this is to look at them histologically (ie. fix some fish in formalin and
have a pathologist examine sections microscopically). However, one
technique that some have used is to kill the fish, the squeeze it until the
intestinal tissues are extruded from the vent. Look for while granules in
the intestine. If they are there, you almost certainly have Glugea. If not,
you might still have it, but the likelihood that it is something else is
increased. I would urge you to confirm what it is, then to kill all the
fish in the affected tank and sterilize everything with Chlorox bleach. I
can tell you that Glugea is a nightmare to eliminate from a fishroom and it
is very foolish to try to save any affected fish. THERE IS NO TREATMENT!
Anything you hear about dabbing iodine on them or anything else is
nonsense. Most of the lesions are internal and can't be treated in this
way. My advice is to get rid of the affected fish and to not send fish that
have been in contact with the affected fish to anyone else.
>Date: Fri, 22 May 98 13:34:00 BST
>From: "J.P.Haffegee -Julian Haffegee" <J.P.Haffegee at open_ac.uk>
> I've got a bunch of fish, ( A sjoestedi) that have 1-2mm cysts on their
>stomachs, usually the right hand side, and usaually in the smallest
>individuals. I suspect glugea, but have read that this affects mainly
>nothos. The fish seem fine, (as they should with glugea) and I don't want to
>cull them. (if they can breed, I can wash the eggs,)
> Is it glugea ?
> Has anyone discovered a cure recently?
> How long will they live . Is glugea fatal, or just ugly- will they be
>able to breed?
> I had these disease before, in A walkeri. I culled the fish, but
> didn't sterilize some bogwood with Java fern. This is in with the sjo, and
>I beleive that this is how they were infected
> Can plants be sterilized from such things?
> I have removed all the well fish, and intend to do something other than
>culling. I read that iodine dabbed on could help with other microsporidian
>infections. Anyone had any sucess with this.
> I read in bka killinews(1994?) that Robert Goldstein (an AKA person)
>collecting infected fish. Does anyone know him or if he got any results