Major Non Infectious Diseases in Catfishes and their preventive measures

Published on: 05/15/2017
Author/s : Mr. Prakash Chandra Behera

Aquaculture accompanies several disease problems caused by different microbial pathogens which are common evident in general culture practice. High stocking densities, over feeding and other organic loads stimulate the proliferation of pathogenic microorganisms. Bacteria, virus, fungus and protozoan parasites are the important microorganisms to cause diseases in fish culture. Disease outbreaks con...

May 15, 2017
I am very well satisfied with your explanation and recommendations sir, I do hope if I apply it to my farm, I will be on a safer side
Paul Roberts Paul Roberts
June 26, 2017
Many years ago we put Channel Catfish into a clear water earthen trout raceway. As the temperature was near the lower end of the growth temperature range we tried feeding them. They ate, but eventually had "sunburn" like patches on the dorsal area. Remembering that similar conditions occurred in trout were caused by BIOTIN deficiency. The next batch of feed was ordered with a double amount of the vitamin pack (they did not stock Biotin separately). This cured the problem with in a few weeks.
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