An update on the ornamental fish industry in Malaysia: Aeromonas hydrophila-associated disease and its treatment control

Anjur, Norashikin and Sabran, Siti Fatimah and Mohd Daud, Hassan and Othman, Nor Zalina (2021) An update on the ornamental fish industry in Malaysia: Aeromonas hydrophila-associated disease and its treatment control. Veterinary World, 14. pp. 1143-1152. ISSN 0972-8988

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Malaysia is the world’s major producer and exporter of ornamental fish, contributing 9% to the global trade and taking the second position after Singapore. Because of their artistic appeal and tremendous commercial value for international trade, ornamental fish recently gain rapid importance for foreign exchange and as a source of employment. While ornamental fish production is growing, there is an increase in infectious diseases, resulting in high fish mortality with significant economic loss. Bacterial disease is a serious problem for ornamental fish industry. Bacterial species surveillance in diseased freshwater ornamental fish from an aquarium shop reveals that Aeromonas hydrophila is the most dominant bacteria isolated. Consequently, Malaysia is stepping up its efforts by implementing the Economic Transformation Program and other biosecurity steps to address the aquaculture issues and encourage the regrowth of the ornamental fish market. Chemotherapeutic medications, phytobiotics, probiotics, yeast extracts, vaccines, and disinfectants can be used in controlling bacteria. Further studies should be done to find new antibacterial agents from natural sources to combat bacterial fish diseases and reduce fish mortality rate in sustainable aquaculture farms. This review summarizes the literature on ornamental fish industries and aquaculture production in relation to A. hydrophila-associated diseases and ornamental fish health management in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aeromonas hydrophila; chemotherapeutic drug; Malaysia; ornamental fish; phytotherapy.
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling > SH20.3 -191 Aquaculture
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technology and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 03:03
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:03

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