Anyone ever seen anything like this? I am guessing bacterial but uncertain. Only the Brook trout have gotten it so far. And I sure hope not many more come up with it.
Lethargic and normally floating around the surface, look dead but gasping.
I have plucked Three out like this within 2 weeks.
One thing I DID do is dose the tank with H2O2 which I periodically do anyway for slight fungal things because of handling the fish now and then.
I also dosed with praziquantel for 5 days as well as fenbendazole for one day about a week after the prazi. Don't as why, I just did.
I'm HOPING that's what it was and no others get this.
But if not, what else? I use well water and 20% fresh influx with bio filtration never seen anything like this in 6 years of raising trout.
None of the rainbows exhibit anything, just 3 brooks so far.
I mean just dosing the tank for the heck of it is bad enough but usually salt treatments and H2O2 won't kill them at the dosages I'm using and with the H2O2 anyway, that will get the gills pretty quick and seems I'd have a hell of a lot more death.
thanks for any input. I'm concerned it will spread.
But, I'm considering those fish selected against, and hope all others will not pick this up.
Notice the pale color and skin discoloration too almost like dying salmon. I didn't get photo but the other side of this fish also had a 'pimple looking' thing in center mid level.
I mean there are just so many things this could be its hard to just say I'm gonna hit the tank for gram neg or gram pos bacteria without knowing for sure what it may be. And I'm taking the fish down to Cornell either and spending a fortune on possible diagnosis.
Edited by HoundsNTrout, 04 April 2018 - 08:14 AM.