The etiologic agent for the bacterial disease, "fish tuberculosis" (more correctly "mycobacteriosis"), was first observed in carp in 189& from a pond in France. Subsequently similar agents have been isolated from or observed in fish in fresh water, salt water, and brackish water, in fish in aquaria, hatcheries, and natural habitat~ (wild populations of fish). The disease has been recognized as an important infection among hatchery reared salmonid fishes on the West Coast of the United States, and in aquarium fishes such as the neon tetra, the Siamese fighting fish, and in salt water fish held in zoological displays.
|Title||Fish mycobacteriosis (Tuberculosis)|
|Authors||T. J. Parisot, J.W. Wood|
|Publication Subtype||Federal Government Series|
|Series Title||Fishery Leaflet|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Leetown Science Center; Western Fisheries Research Center|