By Gregory A. Lewbart

ISBN-10: 1482258862

ISBN-13: 9781482258868

This is a brand new variation within the Self-Assessment color overview sequence that covers decorative fish. It comprises two hundred color illustrated instances in random order, as they'd be provided in perform. It offers questions in accordance with every one case with solutions that absolutely discover the disease/disorder. This re-creation includes 250 new instances. The publication may still attract applicants getting ready for examinations and to practitioners of their carrying on with education.

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Sunshine,’ a doitsu yamabuki ogon (a koi variety that is metallic yellow with very few scales), is housed in a 3,800 L (1,003 US gal) outdoor pond with six other koi that are now all normal per owner. The owner reports that 1 week ago all of the fish were behaving ‘strangely,’ staying on the bottom of the pond and not coming up to eat. This behavior only lasted a day before all fish except Sunshine returned to normal. Although the pond is relatively small for seven large koi, the life support system is adequate, and water quality parameters are within normal limits.

3 How will you manage the individual and the population? 13 Questions CASE 32 A squirrelfish (Holocentrus ascensionis) presented to you for coelomic distension. Aquarists report that it has been this way for over 1 month but they were only now able to catch it for examination. You examine the fish and note that it is BAR, swimming normally, and respiring well. The eyes are clear bilaterally and there is no scale loss; you note that the coelom is severely distended. 1 What questions do you have for the aquarist?

1 mg/kg meloxicam IM for analgesia. Following surgery the fish is returned to a recovery bin with fresh saltwater. Her heart rate is strong and regular but she is not respiring on her own. 1 What do you do? 2 Given the discovery of abnormal ovaries, risk of infection, and high WBC count, what kind of post-surgical treatment is warranted? CASE 38 An adult lumpfish or lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus) in a cold marine exhibit is found dead in its exhibit. The two remaining fish are eating well and behaving normally, but are showing crateriform skin ulcers.

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