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    Thread: is this anchor worm?

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      is this anchor worm?

      Dear All!

      After a very mild winter and a hot summer, my one koi out of 6 has some kind of parasite/worm on him. When attached, it looks like a whitish string, then leaves a bloody mark. She seems to be the only one affected, but the second time around (maybe I did not keep her long enough in quarantine the first time). Using malachite now after having removed the affected scales... Should I consider treating the whole pond (something I 'd like to avoid, but then winter is around the corner.... Thank's for you input! Hope the pic helps, bite is visible in the middle on grey scales!
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      It sounds like anchor worm. It should be treated with Dimilin. I use a product called Dimilin-x. You need to treat the entire pond.
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      Dimilin might be harder to find than microbe lift anchor worm in the USA and I’m not sure in Greece yet
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      ... I found and ordered this:
      sera med Professional Argulol

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      Well tolerated, highly concentrated water conditioner for the quick and complete removal of parasitic crustaceans such as fish lice (Argulus), anchor worms, crustaceans affecting the gills, parasitic isopods and small crustaceans (that may serve as intermediate hosts for other parasites) that frequently occur in ponds.
      Residues are broken down biologically. – A water change is not necessary.

      Attention: Other invertebrates such as snails, clams, crayfish and insect (larvae) do not tolerate the treatment. Amphibians and plants are not affected by the treatment. Not much other choices, Dimillin I cannot find in Europe!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Koinicole View Post
      ... I found and ordered this:
      sera med Professional Argulol

      PondCure diseasesCare
      Well tolerated, highly concentrated water conditioner for the quick and complete removal of parasitic crustaceans such as fish lice (Argulus), anchor worms, crustaceans affecting the gills, parasitic isopods and small crustaceans (that may serve as intermediate hosts for other parasites) that frequently occur in ponds.
      Residues are broken down biologically. – A water change is not necessary.

      Attention: Other invertebrates such as snails, clams, crayfish and insect (larvae) do not tolerate the treatment. Amphibians and plants are not affected by the treatment. Not much other choices, Dimillin I cannot find in Europe!
      What is the active ingredients?


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      I can't find the active ingredient online but it sounds like it is also a chitin inhibitor - whatever the ingredient is. It should do the trick. The picture is hard to decipher but it almost looks like fish lice is next the wound. Same medication takes care of both so I'm glad you are treating..
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      It reads 10mg Emamectinbenzonat, Macrogol300, Propylencarbonat,Denatoniumbenzonat .Thank you!

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