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.

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