Latin name: Brooklynella hostilis Other names: Pathogen:
Ciliated parasite is seen on the skin and gills of sea water fish,
Fish are inert,
Fish do not take food very well (low appetite),
Heavy slime production,
In the early stages of the disease, affected fish show small white patches on the skin, a loss of appetite, rapid breathing, they become lethargic and produce a lot of mucous. White spots grow bigger and in the advanced stages, large patches begin to flake away. Infected fish die within several days, when the biggest part of the skin is damaged.
Brooklynella resembles Chilodonella in appearance and size. This is a ciliated parasite that infects the skin and gills.
How to cure:
Immediate treatment of the exposed species is critical. Add SERA cyprinopur into the sea-water aquarium without invertebrates (or into a hospital tank) daily for 4-6 days following the manufacturers’ instructions. The amount of water and dosage are calculated exactly in the same way as in cases of Cryptocaryon irritans (marine ich).