Fish Pathology

All fish carry pathogens and parasites. Usually this is at some cost to the fish. If the cost is sufficiently high, then the impacts can be characterized as a disease. What is known about fish disease often relates to aquaria fish and more recently, to farmed fish. Disease is a prime agent affecting fish mortality, especially when fish are young. Fish can limit the impacts of pathogens and parasites with behavioral or biochemical means, and such fish have reproductive advantages. Interacting factors result in low grade infection becoming fatal diseases. In particular, things that cause stress, such as natural droughts or pollution or predators, can precipitate outbreak of disease. Pathogens which can cause fish diseases comprise:

Viral infections

Bacterial infections

Fungal infections

Water mould infections

    Related Conference of Fish Pathology

    Fish Pathology Conference Speakers