Latin name: Glugea Other names: Pathogen:
An autopsy reveals white nodules on the affected organs (connective and muscular tissues, the walls of the intestine, kidneys, liver, gills, genitals, and cornea). The nodules are filled with egg-shaped cysts of Gluges, 3.5-5.9 micrometers,
Fish swing on their side,
Whitish bursting/opening spots and tumours
Sick fish will swim on their sides, cone-like protrusions can be observed over parts of the body. Fish may develop whitish or bloody spots and cysts that may burst. Another response is Pop-eye (one or both eyes can be affected). An autopsy will reveal white nodules on the affected organs (connective and muscular tissues, the walls of the intestines, kidneys, liver, gills, genitals, and cornea). Microscopic examination of these nodules will show that they are filled with cysts.
The disease is caused by protozoa belonging to the Glugea genus. Their spores are egg-shaped, 3.5-5.9 micrometers in length. They multiply by division. These protozoa form nodule-like white cysts, infect tissues, visceral organs, gills and cornea.
How to cure:
Affected fish and plants should be disposed of, the aquarium, gravel, and equipment are disinfected.