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    Thread: Heron Injury or Tail rot!!!

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      Heron Injury or Tail rot!!!

      About 1 1/2 weeks ago we had one of our koi babies taken from us by a heron. It was devastating but amazingly enough we only lost one. A few of the gold fish and one other koi has a scrape on it. Everyone is healing well. Yesterday I noticed one of our butterfly koi, Falcore, had white weird stuff going on with his tail. Otherwise was acting normal. Today he is a little lethargic but when food is thrown in he eats. It seems the white has advanced today to the top fin and further up the tail. I cant tell if it is residual from injury or tail rot. With no one else exhibiting signs of disease and even one koi healing beautifully from a skimmer incident I am surprised if it would be rot. Any thoughts? Not sure if I should take him out and treat him in quarantine. Side note, we added 5 new koi withing the past month.

      Sorry about picture quality. He is the all white genetically mutant butterfly.lol
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      It is fin rot.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      Thank you, I forgot to add, pond is about 3500gal. Ph=7, am,nitrate,nitrite is 0, phosphate is 0-2, kh is 6. Have been doing wayer changes every 2-3 wk to control algea and adding microbe lift pl.

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      What kind of filtration do you have, how many fish and how often are you feeding? What is water temperature?

      I would step up your water changes to 10% twice a week to start, and you don't need the Microbe-Lift.
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      Just wanted everyone to know that we took Falcore to the vet and he had a bunch of parasites. They felt because he is the weakest fish and kind of genetically messed up it only affected him. 3 treatments of prazi and bdst 3 days apart with 30% water changes before treatment he is perfect now!! They felt because our water parameters were perfect that the stress of the herons attacks just impaired his immune system. No antibiotics at all and he healed up all on his own. Just wanted to post in case anyone could use this info to help

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      Thanks for the update.

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