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    Thread: Sore identification

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      Sore identification

      Hi All,

      Can somebody help me confirm if this is a sore on the way to healing, or if it looks like its actively inflamed?

      I just got a submersible cam and saw this on my fish. Unfortunately the water is currently 10C and im worried if this wish will survive winter with this damage

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      That's some odd tissue buildup around the edges, but I'd say it is healing. If it were getting infected you would see redness in the area immediately around it.

      The best thing, of course, is to put this fish in a heated, filtered tank with a buddy for the winter and keep it there until your pond warms up, but given your weather that could take quite a long time. Not much healing is going to take place in low temps, and without water changes over the winter, bacteria is likely to build up and get busy as the pond warms in spring. I would do water changes a couple of times a week until your water temp drops to 3-4C.
      Mary

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      Unfortunately I dont think ill be able to catch him to bring in for winter without draining most of the 6000 gallons. I do have UV rated for sterilization up to 8000 gallons on the system, so that will hopefully decrease the free floating bacteria over winter, and have Koizyme being dosed weekly also.


      Would it make more sense to lower the pond to 4 degrees ASAP or try to keep it at the warmer side for a while longer to hope the immune system can do something with its minimal function?

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      I would keep it as warm as you can for as long as possible. Regular filter cleaning and water changes can work wonders, so please continue doing that as much as you can.
      Mary

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