A. Causes: Lernaeae cyprinaceae and L. arcuata
B. Characteristics of pathogens:
- Lerniasis is a parasite known as anchor worm.
- stick to the body of the fish with an "anchor" that pierces and develops under the skin of the fish.
- The parasite body is equipped with two egg sacs which will be seen hanging outside the body of the fish.
C. Clinical Symptoms:
- Lerneasis looks like an arrow piercing the body of a fish, sometimes the body of the parasite is covered with moss so infected fish look like they carry a green flag.
- Injuries or bleeding occur at the location of the attachment. In the deep fish seeds puncture can reach the internal organs so that it can cause death.
- Conduct sedimentation and filtering of incoming water.
- Destruction of infected fish and drying of the bottom of the pond followed by calcification.
- Giving Temephos (Abate) at a dose of 1 mg / liter (aquarium) and 1.5 mg / liter (pond).