Parasitología al día
versión impresa ISSN 0716-0720
CARMONA DE SAO CLEMENTE, SERGIO et al. Parasitol. día [online]. 2000, vol.24, n.1-2, pp. 52-54. ISSN 0716-0720. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-07202000000100009.
The present study describes for the first time Ichthyophthirius multifilis infecting twenty ornamental fishes Gasteropelecus sternicola (white butterfly fish). Parasites were found in 100% of examined fishes. Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used in this exam. SEM showed fins destroyed by the parasites action. High prevalence of the parasitism has a high concern as those fishes are of commercial importance for Brazil.