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Old 01-12-2019, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default What is happening to my fish?

Caught a bass two weeks ago with a red spot on its side. I assumed it was a bite mark and didn't see any other fish that looked abnormal. Last weekend I see 10-15 fish with marks and what looks like a fungus but couldn't get anything to bite so I could get a better look.

This morning I find four fish dead. I'm sure someone knows what this is and a way to treat it. This is a pond slightly under an acre.

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:46 AM   #2
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Otters or turtle..?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:47 AM   #3
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Wow.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:48 AM   #4
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It's a fungus
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:50 AM   #5
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Could be wrong but I was always told the bite marks are from water turkeys. Turtles as well if you got a bunch of em
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:55 AM   #6
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Otters or turtle..?
I thought the original bass I caught two weeks ago was from turtles, looked more like the bottom picture I posted. Every bass I see in the 12-14 inch size looks like the top picture.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:56 AM   #7
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We have a lot of trouble with cormorants damaging our fish. That bass does not look like the work of a cormorant though. It does look bacterial or fungal. You better let a biologist check that.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:13 PM   #8
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Call Overton or someone. They may be able tell you if you email that picture to them.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:14 PM   #9
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It's a fungus


I agree. You need to have it looked at by a pro
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:28 PM   #10
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Call Overton or someone. They may be able tell you if you email that picture to them.
That was my plan if no one was sure.

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Old 01-12-2019, 12:37 PM   #11
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Fish ick?
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:44 PM   #12
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Fish ick?
I thought of that, had it in my aquarium a few months back. Wasn't sure if that was an issue in larger bodies of water.

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Old 01-12-2019, 12:58 PM   #13
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Ick
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:17 PM   #14
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Wow, I didn't realize Ick, was a pond/lake issue? Just associated it with aquariums.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:23 PM   #15
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Looks like some form of cancer. Maybe you should have the water tested
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:45 PM   #16
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Is this a pond and if so what size?
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:50 PM   #17
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Is this a pond and if so what size?

It says in the OP that it is a 1 acre pond
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:50 PM   #18
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Is this a pond and if so what size?
A pond right under an acre. Grandfather dug it in the 50's, dad said he's never seen anything like this before. We haven't added any fish in probably 7 years.

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