News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Phillip Klesius

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Health & Welfare

Parasitism enhances susceptibility to bacterial infection in tilapia

The authors conducted a study to evaluate whether tilapia infected with Gyrodactylus were more susceptible to Streptococcus iniae. The research found that fish with a solo infection of Gyrodactylus or Streptococcus had less than 7 percent total mortality. 

Health & Welfare

Tilapia show immunization response against Ich

In research on alternatives to formalin treatment to control Ich infestation, the authors performed a study that compared the immune responses of Nile tilapia and red tilapia against the parasite.