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    Thread: Injured Koi?

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      Injured Koi?

      Looking for advice as to what this is and how I should proceed. Looks like a scale is lifted/injured but the koi is active and eats normally.

      Water parameters:

      Ammonia: 0
      PH: 8.4
      Nitrite: 0
      Nitrate: 20
      KH: 8 drops

      The fish is currently in a small tank with other fish as I rebuild my pond. Because of its size and aggression when fed it could easily have hit the net that I have covering the tank.

      Thank you in advance,

      Mike

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      It looks like a pulled scale. I am not seeing any irritation, so no worries. You can pull the fish and pull the scale the rest of the way, and it will grow another in its place, or you can let it go for now. If you pull it and pull the scale, clean the area with hydrogen peroxide and treat with iodine to prevent infection. It may lay back down, it may fall off. Just keep an eye out for redness indicating infection. If infection starts, pull the scale, treat and return with information for further guidance.

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      Thank you very much for the quick response. I will monitor closely for irritation and post shortly.

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      Update: The Koi's scale fell out and it doesn't look irratated/red. Thank you again for the help, Mike

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