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How do you distinguish VHS from red-sore disease?

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IMO virus testing.


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Just wondering if there are visual clues. The fish in question came from a certified VHS-free source.

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VHS is pretty rare in private waters and red sore disease is pretty common in comparison. If you have fish that appear to have red sores it is likely red sore disease.


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That is good. It was just 1 of 12 LCSs.

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LCS show no/little difference in growth rates and maximum size between the sexes. My LCS stocked in June 2009 as 1" YOY are now 12" to 14" and likely maxed out in growth. My LCS first spawned in 2012, those born that year are now mature and run 6" to 8" in size. They've been spawning hard the last week or so.

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CJBS, do you have any pictures of the various sizes of the LCS and perhaps pictures of their spawning structure or any changes in their appearance while spawning?

I stocked mine a year ago (2" size maybe) and haven't seen since, or if I have seen them I don't know what to expect for their appearance. It sounds as if they grow slowly if it took from 2009 to present to grow to 12". I might have to look for very small fish.

If I knew what to look for or saw pictures it would help. I see a few pictures online but not in 'real life'.

Did you create a special spawning structure?

Thanks!

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Good info. Thanks. I did not realize they got that big.

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No pictures, I have a hard time catching them. Seining is difficult in pond because of steep banks and they don't readily enter fish traps for me.

The only time I see the larger ones in in April when they come shallow to spawn. I see pods of 3-9 cruising the edge. Then you see commotion and you see a handful of what I suspect is one female and a few males. They spawn in about a foot of water over roots and packed mud. The female seems to undulate as the males release milt.

I then see schools of YOY LCS cruising the bottom in the summer months. Sometimes dozens together. They act very different than FHM and the YOY have a very intense obvious horizontal stripe.

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RAH and canyoncreek,
How are your LCS doing? The last time I saw mine was in early Fall 2015. RAH curious on how much growth you are getting in an aquarium. Thanks.



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They escaped and I have not seen them since.

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