Infections can be extremely difficult to treat because of other creatures, such as corals and other invertebrates, which will not survive standard treatments. Ideally fish with Cryptocaryon are quarantined in a hospital tank, where they can be treated with a copper salt or using hyposalinity. The display tank needs to be kept clear of fish for 6-9 weeks, the longer the better. This gives time for the encysted tomonts to release infectious theronts, which die within 24-48 hours when they cannot find a host.
Cryptocaryon irritans was originally classified as Ichthyophthirius marinus, but it is not closely related to the other species. It belongs to the class Prostomatea, but beyond that its placement is still uncertain.
Researchers from Fujian Normal University Provide Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Antigens.
Apr 06, 2012; Data detailed in "Cloning and characterization of a surface antigen CiSA-32.6 from Cryptocaryon irritans" have been presented....
Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University Report Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Science.(Report)
Apr 06, 2012; Current study results from the report, "Molecular cloning of orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides) TLR21 and expression...