ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Roopma Gandotra1, Hina1 , Payal Andotra1 and J.P. Sharma2
1Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
2Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):351-355
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 27/01/2009 | Accepted: 02/04/2009| Published: 30/04/2009
Abstract

Studies on the disease infestation of fish pathogen isolated from fishes Trichogaster fasciatus (Bloch.), Channa punctatus (Bloch.) and Esomus danricus (Ham.) collected from a stream water in R.S. Pura Jammu was conducted. Inoculum taken from the skin, gills and intestines indicated the presence of a variety of aquatic bacteria. A total of twenty-two isolates were identified phenotypically, of which fifteen isolates were found to be pathogenic. Percentage incidence of different pathogens i.e., Salmonella spp. was 53.3%, followed by 26.66% of Escherichia coli, 13.33% of Pseudomonas spp. (causing skin lesions) & 6.66% of Proteus vulgaris (causing Red Spot disease) in Channa puctatus and Trichogaster fasciatus respectively. Of the three fishes investigated, percental occurrence of pathogenic infection was significantly higher (P<0.005) in Channa punctatus. However, Trichogaster fasciatus shows the presence of only Proteus vulgaris infection.

Keywords

Pathogen, Ornamental fishes, Isolates, Skin lesion

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