Wednesday, January 18, 2006
More on Striped Bass Disease
Thanks to those who have already called and written on this. After a bit more research, my best diagnosis of the sick stripers I caught is something called lymphocystis, a condition in fish that includes yellow and white slimy growth. Lymphocystis is a viral infection, but is less serious than it sounds. It typically does not kill the fish, and is associated with environmental stresses like temperature and crowding.
Coincidentally, there was a story on NPR today on this subject. Take a listen.