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Koi with scales sticking up

Postby andy12 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:01 pm

Koi with scales on bk off tail looks like pine corn still eating and swimming oboit
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Re: Koi with scales sticking up

Postby Dixiedean » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 pm

Hi Andy,

Have you checked for parasites, which is most likely the cause?

This has caused a secondary internal infection. If you have the facility to treat the koi yourself, anaesthetise it and apply pressure to the scales to "pop" the pockets of infection under the scales, a bit like squeezing a spot :grin: . Also check for dead scales and remove them, they will feel sandpaper-ish to the touch. The clean the area with Anti Bac or similar and wipe clean, then apply neat Malachite or similar and allow to dry. The Kois' immune system is weak at the moment , so it will get worse before it gets better unless cleaned and treated now.
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