Diseases and parasites of laboratory reared and wild population of banded pearl spot Etroplus suratensis (Cichlidae) in Goa
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Banded Pearl spot Etroplus suratensis, the inhabitant of coastal backwaters and lagoons is one among the few finfish species identified for brackishwater farming. Common diseases and parasites from the wild population of Goa and from the laboratory reared fish are described. The study revealed that the fin-rot disease and Ancyrocephalus sp. infestation can lead to heavy losses in confined systems.
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