water mold

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parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil

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At fish farms, parasitic water mold is a problem because it inhibits the hatching of fish in the salmon family.
A large international team of researchers recently published the 240-megabase DNA sequence of Phytophthora infestans, a robust parasitic water mold responsible for the Irish potato famine of the 1840s, in Nature (1).
The study found that Kobe Steel's antibacterial coating, KENIFINE, was effective at reducing parasitic water mold.
Over the years, I have found cartridge filters to be more problematic than they are worth, especially with Baquacil pools, where water mold loves those folds in the cartridge filters.
A word of caution: irrigation around existing oaks can increase the risk of oak root fungus (Armillaria) and water mold fungus.
Deadly zoospore, the infective unit of the water mold, which thrives in cold water, capitalizes on the fragile condition of the fish by latching on and spreading its hyphae on the fish skin.