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    Thread: Injured Koi

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      Injured Koi

      Went out to check on the koi this AM and our 15in koi was stuck in our small skimmer. Not sure how. When we got him out his tail was pretty shredded, only the middle portion is left. He can swim around ok and is scared which is understandable but i am worried about infection. Do I just let his immune system work in good water conditions or should I prophylacticly treat with wipeout or something?

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      I'd let him rest and watch for redness. Have peroxide and iodine ready. Right now i'd left him recover from the stress in perfect water.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Schermerkoi View Post
      Went out to check on the koi this AM and our 15in koi was stuck in our small skimmer. Not sure how. When we got him out his tail was pretty shredded, only the middle portion is left. He can swim around ok and is scared which is understandable but i am worried about infection. Do I just let his immune system work in good water conditions or should I prophylacticly treat with wipeout or something?
      2nd part, get a skimmer guard on your skimmer. Do a search here, alot of diy ones.
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      Thank you. Yes, we are diy'ing one now. Turns out after further investigation that there must have been a spawn fest overnight and right next to the skimmer was where all the eggs ended up on the liner. All of the fish are afraid and lethargic but Im guessing its from that. Is that normal after a spawn? A few of the females are missing some scales as well.

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      Yes that is normal. Do a good water change with a binder if you have city water.
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      I cut off an infected corner of a tail fin on one of my Koi. Can't see where the damage was now. Also have had many scrapes, taking scales off and colour off the head....all left alone and all grew back with no problem. Couple of things that looked like ulcers also disappeared 'on their own'. Of course keep an eye on things, but if your water is in good condition, I think Koi easily recover from minor scratches and bashes. I think you can put them thru a lot of stress attempting to catch and treat. Often leaving alone is the best remedy.

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