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    Thread: Help identify problem

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      Help identify problem

      I've had this fish for many years, and each spring it seems to get a white substance on its gill plates, mouth, and tail. It usually subsides as the season progresses. However, this year she seemed particularly bad, so I pulled her out of the pond and placed her in a quarantine tank. I've tried salt, Acriflavine, and MICROBE-LIFT/Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment. No improvements. Is this a virus, if not any suggestions? Thanks.

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      Assuming it returns each year, probably about the same time/temperature, it is probably viral, and as such, there is little that can be done. The fish will often develop immunity to the virus and it will stop returning.

      We do like to look at numbers for ammonia, nitrite, pH morning and evening, KH, temperature, size of pond and frequency and amount of water changes. The water appears to be thick, indicating a need for more or larger water changes. Good water numbers are necessary for good fish health and we like to see if there is anything we can see/recommend to achieve better environment for the fish.

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      Thanks for the reply. My guess was viral too, but it's helpful to get a second opinion. The picture was taken in a shallow black tub with fresh water, not the pond.

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      Probably carp pox. Since your koi is older and the cyhv-1 continues to occur each year. The koi might not develop an immunity to the virus. But as has been stated. Healthy water is important! Please fallow post 2.

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