saprolegniasis

saprolegniasis

infection of fish with the fungus Saprolegnia spp. Causes typical 'cotton wool' mat type lesions on the skin. All ages including eggs are affected.
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A product used as a disinfectant in agriculture, food preparation, and medical facilities also kills a fungus that causes the disease saprolegniasis on catfish eggs, and it has the potential to treat harmful parasites.
Fungal infections such as saprolegniasis in hatchery-reared catfish eggs can cause serious losses of young fish, Straus says.