Merck Manual

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Common Parasitic Diseases of Selected Fish Families

Common Parasitic Diseases of Selected Fish Families

Parasite

Cyprinidae

Characidae

Loricariidae

Cichlidae

Poeciliidae

Osphronemidae

Ciliates

“Ich”

Chilodonella

Tetrahymena

“Flagellates”

Ichthyobodo

Piscinoodinium

Spironucleus

Cryptobia

Coccidia

Myxozoans

Cestodes

Monogeneans

Gyrodactylids

Ancyrocephalids

Dactylogyrids

Nematodes

Note: A table cell that is not marked does not mean the parasite is not seen in that family.