Category:Fungus and fungal diseases/Prime causes of fungus

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Prime causes of fungus[edit | edit source]

  • Animal injuries due to fighting.
  • Knocks on sharp objects.
  • Bacterial infection.

Commonly found on:

  • The mouth of the animal.
  • Barbels.
  • Fins.
  • Gill flaps.
  • Eggs of animals.

A healthy animal will naturally fight off a minor injury infection. But if the animal is stressed (as is often the case if it's a new arrival from another tank or shop) then its immune system may not be able to fight off an infection and the fungus grows and spreads. Eventually the fungus grows so much it interferes with the animals behaviour (especially if it's over the mouth) and can cause death.

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