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Fungal Koi Diseases

Branchiomyces (Gill Rot)

Branchiomyces (Gill Rot)

Branchiomyces in carp gills is usually localized in the blood vessels, the efferent branchial vessels and the capillaries, producing branched coenocytic hyphae capable of producing aplanospores by endogenous cleavage. In eels branchiomycosis hyphae and spores spread to visceral organs. Infection is probably by spores liberated from the...
Saprolegnia Fungus

Saprolegnia Fungus

One of the most common fungal infections of Koi. The fungal spores will grow anywhere on the Koi, including the gills, initially germinating on dead tissue. Their threadlike hyphae release digestive juices which break down the tissue so the fungus can absorb it, as the fungus grows these juices start breaking down living tissue. Fungus on the...

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