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    Thread: Koi mouth won't close

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      HeidiG2020 is offline Junior Member
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      Koi mouth won't close

      I have a 3 in koi who's mouth won't close. I sedated it to check for obstruction or sores and nothing. Not sure what to do...

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      ademink is offline Supporting Member ~ Koi Health Care Committee Member
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      I have had one like this. I would take out, sedate and use a qtip or something similar to press gently into the mouth joints simultaneously to close the mouth. Sometimes they get stuck open. Sometimes it happens over and over...sometimes it self resolves.

      BEFORE you close the mouth, look inside the mouth to ensure there isn't an ulcer that is causing it to hold the mouth open.
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