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    Thread: Slow Motion Flashing?

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      Slow Motion Flashing?

      Tonight I went to check out a dealer out here in Tokyo, but I noticed some of the fish doing "slow-motion" flashing and a few fin clampers(one fin)
      Is this regular flashing, just more sluggish because of the colder water temperature? Air temperature was in the low 50's.

      And when I say regular flashing I mean parasite-driven or due to the water chemistry.

      I look at videos on YouTube of the Niigata breeder's special indoor tanks and I see an occasional flash or two, here and there, mostly from the same fish.


      Is this the way some Koi will react during the winter?
      I did treat my all of my fish with Proform C & PraziPro in the Fall so I don't want to freak out when I return home to find some of them flashing/clamping.

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      seen many fish flash at dealers. they usually have huge fish loads and the filters are getting taxed. my yamabuki was flashing at the dealer after being qted. i brought her home and she flashed a little for 2 days but I did not panic or react. day 3 she no longer was flashing anymore.

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      Flashing, fast or slow, indicates a problem that is causing the fishes skin or gills to itch/burn. Could be parasites, could be ammonia, could be pH, could be chlorine in fresh water change. It is worth discussing with the owner, having him/her test the water in front of you, repeat trips over several days, so that you have a better feel for what the issue might be. It is also a very good idea, more like mandatory, to quarantine fish yourself as you get them so that you have a chance to destress them, treat them if there are issues and be sure that they are not bringing in something that you can't treat, like KHV.

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      Sorry for the delay in reply. I just returned from Japan, but luckily all fish seem to be fine. No fin clamping or flashers, all hungry for food even though the water is 50F.
      I did see one "lone ranger" and one that flashed twice. Both are Platinum Ogons, which I hear are weaker than other breeds due to excessive inbreeding.

      Will keep a watchful eye out, thanks!

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      Glad to hear nobody looks too bad. Curious what your KH levels are...?
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