NANFA-- RE: diseased sunfish
Thu, 17 Apr 2003 23:48:49 EDT

I've had some kind of disease in my pumpkinseed sunfish for the past two
weeks or so. I thought I could "feed" them out of it with lots of live food,
but that hasn't happened. They have what is best described as dandruff
that's especially thick dorsally. It started as a sprinkling on both sides
of the dorsal fin, but in the last 3 or 4 days has become pretty much over
the entire body & includes fins and even the eyes. While all of the fish
continue to eat well, it's now obvious that the disease isn't going away and
they are beginning to get a barely perceptible light colored "fuzz" along
their flanks. These are fish that wintered in a cool room and have just
recently had temps consistently above 50F. I also have yellow perch & white
crappie in with these sunfish, although neither of these species exhibit any
disease. Any help would be appreciated.

Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho
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