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    Thread: How do you treat ICK in a Koi Pond?

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      How do you treat ICK in a Koi Pond?

      Hello,

      I have a 125 gallon Koi pond. I think one of my Koi has ick. It has white spots. I have never had to treat this before. What do I do or use for this to go away?

      Thanks.

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      Can you give more information about your pond? How many koi do you have in 125 gallons?
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      Before any treatments are recommended, we like to see test numbers for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, KH, and temperature. The tests are best done with the liquid drop type test kits, as the dip sticks are notorious for providing bad or questionable results.

      Next, if you have koi in a 125 gallon pond, it is time to rehome them to someone with a pond of sufficient size to give them a chance to grow and survive, or get a shovel and get started digging. We like to recommend a minimum of 250 gallons for each koi as they grow large (average adult size would be around 24 inches with some in good environments with good genes going over 36 inches. Most koi ponds will have more than 125 gallons in filtration. Your pond would be a better fit for about 5 or 6 goldfish.

      "Our goal is to assist with emergency and Koi health issues, as well as educate on best practices. Please help us gain a clear picture by giving the original poster time to answer our questions before offering opinions and suggested treatments."

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