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    Thread: Tissue on Tail/Caudal Fin

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      Tissue on Tail/Caudal Fin

      Hello,

      I noticed today that one of my younger Koi (Gary) had something on its tail/caudal fin. The rest of the body looks nice and healthy, and is eating well. I decided to net it to take a closer look. It appears to be a bit of loose skin or some kind of tissue. I am having trouble finding similar images (most I've found are much more dramatic, and round). Thank you for any help you can provide!

      - Eric

      https://imgur.com/a/QREqp3T

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      Hard to tell from the photo but looks like it could be some sort of viral issue. There are a bazillion different things it could be (and narrowing it down is nearly impossible). Some come and go w/ temperature changes, some with water quality improvements, etc.
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      I appreciate the response, however I'm not sure what the best thing to do is. The issue is still there, but doesn't seem to be changing (getting better or worse). Last year I did have to do a FMG + Prazi treatment as there were some spotted areas on the koi. I felt like this was a good idea since they had all been recently purchased.

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      Without a microscope and having added new koi with red spots, I would agree that a shotgun approach to medicating is a good idea.
      As far as viral issues like pox, some have had success with sedating the koi and using table salt on top of the affected areas. You have to scrape off the affected tissue, apply the salt thoroughly to that area. The skin will be whitish for a day or two but grows out well. Sometimes that resolves the issue, sometimes not. Do not get the tissue you scrape of into the pond.
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