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Gastritis in Lake Tanganyika cichlids (Tropheus duboisii)
  1. HW Ferguson,
  2. S Rosendal and
  3. S Groom


Necrotic and granulomatous gastritis is described in Lake Tanganyika cichlids. Clostridium hastiforme and flagellated protozoa were both associated with the reaction but the significance of either is unknown. Nevertheless, treatment of surviving fish with ampicillin was carried out and mortalities ceased. The possible involvement of an unsuitable diet as a predisposing factor is discussed.

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