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    Thread: Help with pond grade fish

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      Help with pond grade fish

      Hi All,
      First, Happy New Year to EVERYONE! I hope you have a healthy, safe and prosperous 2018! May all your pond days be memorable and enjoyable!

      Donna and I would like to ask for your help/input. We have been trying to figure out why our pond grade koi has, what we consider, unique looking scales.

      It is a two year old female who for outward appearances is healthy. Appetite is fine. Does not clamp fins, no flashing, does not isolate itself from the others. Scales show NO signs of PINECONING.

      Current pond temp range is daytime 55.8* nighttime gets to 54*.

      The scales below the lateral line appear to be "normal". Meaning, flush to the body. Scales, specifically the middle of each scale, above the lateral line can be discribibed as raised, quilted. The appearance, as you might see in the following pictures, are like kernels on corn on the cob........

      This is not an emergency. We are just curious as novices usually are. We have tried to do our research but we must be doing a very poor job.

      Any help, input or guidance would be app.

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      happy New Year. how long has this fish shown these red spots?

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      Hi Kevin,
      I am assuming you’re not talking about the hi on the gill plates..... lol
      My wife first noticed them around a year ago..... I am color deficient in reds..... so what you and she see I cannot....
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      Quote Originally Posted by velvetbone View Post
      Hi Kevin,
      I am assuming you’re not talking about the hi on the gill plates..... lol
      My wife first noticed them around a year ago..... I am color deficient in reds..... so what you and she see I cannot....
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      more referring to redness on top of back on 1st and 2nd pics or appears to be red?

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      This does not look normal. It is all over the body of your koi
      My guess is the fish has some type of infection
      With body sores I usually treat them with elbagin and salt that’s work really well,
      but I’m sure experts to chime in for more positive diagnosis
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      This does not look normal. It is all over the body of your koi
      My guess is the fish has some type of infection
      With body sores I usually treat them with elbagin and salt thatís work really well,
      but Iím sure experts to chime in for more positive diagnosis
      agree and i would start a thread in healthcare/ er section

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      Quote Originally Posted by velvetbone View Post
      Hi All,
      First, Happy New Year to EVERYONE! I hope you have a healthy, safe and prosperous 2018! May all your pond days be memorable and enjoyable!

      Donna and I would like to ask for your help/input. We have been trying to figure out why our pond grade koi has, what we consider, unique looking scales.

      It is a two year old female who for outward appearances is healthy. Appetite is fine. Does not clamp fins, no flashing, does not isolate itself from the others. Scales show NO signs of PINECONING.

      Current pond temp range is daytime 55.8* nighttime gets to 54*.

      The scales below the lateral line appear to be "normal". Meaning, flush to the body. Scales, specifically the middle of each scale, above the lateral line can be discribibed as raised, quilted. The appearance, as you might see in the following pictures, are like kernels on corn on the cob........

      This is not an emergency. We are just curious as novices usually are. We have tried to do our research but we must be doing a very poor job.

      Any help, input or guidance would be app.

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      I would NOT worry about it, it is just the skin around the scales growing a bit more pronounced than usual. It is Fukurin.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      Also your water and pond floor look very nice.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kdh View Post
      Also your water and pond floor look very nice.
      Thank you. We are very fortunate. We can clearly see the BDs which are 6'9” below the water.
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