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    Thread: Ochiba turning white - thoughts?

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      Ochiba turning white - (UPDATED)

      Ive had fish turn white on me before, but so far it has only been beni. This Ochiba has developed a white spot recently. Slime coat still good, still acting totally normal and a voracious eater. Not sure what I should/could do? Water has been hot - a bit over 80 degrees. I left for vacation for 2 weeks, came back and this is what I saw. Nirtates in water were a bit high, I am doing a 50% WC as I type this.

      Thoughts?

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      *UPDATE 8.29*
      Its been 20 days. A few water changes weekly, but its been hard keeping my Nitrates in check. PH seems steady between 7 - 7.5. Wondering if something happened before to my water? Opinions and guesses are welcome.
      The white on its back hasnt changed much in the last 5 days or so, seems to not be getting much worse, but its hard to tell - will continue to monitor.


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      Last edited by Ubiquitous; 08-29-2018 at 10:34 PM.

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      Cannot tell from your description. However possible damage to the slime coat or maybe a fungus starting if you have had this before on other fishes beni.

      Damage to the slime coat: Rubbing but usually not that close to the dorsal. High nitrAtes maybe a possible spawn and damage resulting from "the party". High water temps and stress.
      Fungus: Usually not in warmer water but it can happen. Again stress due to warm water.

      Good luck

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      anyone?

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      The progression of the circular pattern of the white is bizarre. It looks like mechanical damage to me. Is there anything the fish could be rubbing or scraping against? How about airborne substances landing on the water surface? The pattern of damage looks like it could have been caused by something sitting on the water surface if the koi had part of the dorsal exposed. Is th pond in full sun?
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      Quote Originally Posted by graybird View Post
      The progression of the circular pattern of the white is bizarre. It looks like mechanical damage to me. Is there anything the fish could be rubbing or scraping against? How about airborne substances landing on the water surface? The pattern of damage looks like it could have been caused by something sitting on the water surface if the koi had part of the dorsal exposed. Is th pond in full sun?
      Thank you for your response. The pond is not in full sun, it has a shade structure covering the majority of it, and only get direct sun in the evenings as the sun is setting below the level of the trellis. I dont have anything in the water besides the fish, so hard to imagine that its rubbing on something. I have 16 other fish in the pond, and none of them are displaying any damage or similar display.

      Also - I just started another health thread as I noticed my KH levels are very low today. Might be related?
      Last edited by Ubiquitous; 09-01-2018 at 12:47 PM.

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