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    Thread: Stubborn eye infection

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      Stubborn eye infection

      Aloha,
      This is my first posting so please forgive me if I mess up.
      I have a big, beautiful Benigoi w/ single eye infection. The eye is cloudy-white and bulging. All other physical aspects are excellent including appetite and social behavior.
      Upfront, I know why this happened, poor water quality. I moved to Hawaii but it took several months to build the koi pond, in meantime I left my koi under someone else’s care. Fortunately they continued backwashing twice a week. Unfortunately, they stopped weekly water changes for approx 3 months. By the time I went back to move my koi, I discovered the nitrates were off the charts, probably had been for months. I had to almost fully empty and refill the pond 3 times before nitrates were in the 80 range 😣
      So that’s ‘why’ this happened.
      What I’m hoping for help w/ is treatment.
      Previously, I would have used Medicated food, which has always provided complete recovery from minor bacterial infections.
      But since the moratorium on medicated food, that wasn’t an option. So I tried a full round of Baytril injections. Nothing. The eye did not respond at all.
      I tried another injectable antibiotic regime. Still nothing.
      I don’t know what else to do for this beautiful friend. Can anyone help us?
      Mahalo🙏🏼
      Current water quality, and for last 6 weeks:
      pH = 7.5 - 8.0 (gradual am to pm)
      Kh = 107
      NH3 = 0
      NO3 =<20
      NO2 = 0
      Gh = 125
      PO3 = 1.0
      DO2 = 7-8 mg/L
      Salt = 0.05%
      TDS = 480
      ORP = 257
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      Do you have a picture of the eye ?



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      Moving this thread to the Emergency Forum, where more health advice is available.

      Agree a picture would be very beneficial.

      "Our goal is to assist with emergency and Koi health issues, as well as educate on best practices. Please help us gain a clear picture by giving the original poster time to answer our questions before offering opinions and suggested treatments."

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      Bump to the top

      This guy still needs some help



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      I don't have any advise on treatment but can give my experience with something like it. I had something similar where I was
      away for a bit this winter and things got neglected more than they should have and one of my koi developed the same thing.
      It looks hideous but like you said, the fish was eating and acting completely normal:

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      I got back to regular winter maintenance and water changes and today it's back to normal. So my only advise is give it some
      more time and clean water and see if it won't heal up on its own.
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I don't have any advise on treatment but can give my experience with something like it. I had something similar where I was
      away for a bit this winter and things got neglected more than they should have and one of my koi developed the same thing.
      It looks hideous but like you said, the fish was eating and acting completely normal:

      ...I got back to regular winter maintenance and water changes and today it's back to normal. So my only advise is give it some
      more time and clean water and see if it won't heal up on its own.
      Absent further symptoms which would indicate a need to act aggressively like behavior change, loss of appetite, raised scales and so forth, I agree with ICU2's advice.
      I had a similar thing happen with a koi years ago though mine was related to feeding too heavily in cooler water temps. I opted to remove the koi to my qt and do a therapeutic approach with salt to .3 and Elbagin which is a mild antibacterial product. My koi was fine within 2 days so I moved her back to the pond. I also learned my lesson about feeding too heavily when their immune systems are slowing down.
      Still learning as I go but y'all can call me Marilyn

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