Journal of Fisheries International

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page No. 78 - 80

Parasitic Fauna of Six Species of Ornamental Freshwater Fish Species from the North of Iran

Authors : Milad Adel, Fatemeh Ghasempour, Hamid Reza Azizi, Ahmad Reza Safian and Armin Abedian Amiri

Abstract: The main objective of this study was to determine the parasitic infections of aquarium fish in the North of Iran. Here, 360 apparently healthy ornamental fish from 6 species (each species 60 specimens) including: Guppy (Poecilia reticulate), gourami (Osphronemus gouramy), Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii), Platy (Xiphophorus maculates), Brachydanio rerio and barbs (Barbus tetrazona) was obtained from a local ornamental fish farm in the North of Iran during 2012-2013. Each fish was inspected and examined by routine methods. The parasitical infection was studied by sampling from different organs. Among 360 investigated ornamental fish, 328 fish (91.1%) were infected by at least one parasite species. In this study, 5 different genus including: Ichthyophtirius multifilis, Dactylogyrus, Gyrodactylus, Tricodina and Capillaria sp. were collected from 6 species. Also, Capillaria sp. was reported as a first record from the abdominal cavity of O. gouramy in Iran.

How to cite this article:

Milad Adel, Fatemeh Ghasempour, Hamid Reza Azizi, Ahmad Reza Safian and Armin Abedian Amiri, 2013. Parasitic Fauna of Six Species of Ornamental Freshwater Fish Species from the North of Iran. Journal of Fisheries International, 8: 78-80.

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