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    Thread: Red spots on my koi, Please Help

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      Red spots on my koi, Please Help

      Hi, can anyone help! how to cure my koi.
      My Koi is 4 years old about 19" long and he has those red spots, for about 2 weeks now. I'm not sure what it is? also is very hard for him to swim and has no appetite to eat. Water parameters are ok, I did the scrape and I didn't see anything moving under the microscope. Any advice Please.
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      I can't be sure, but, it would appear to be potentially encysted juvenile anchor worm and the treatment would be Dimilin. Because they are encysted, it may take some time for them to all be killed, but give that a try. I know of no other cause.

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      Thank you so much for responding.
      I will use Dimilin in my QT and my pond.

      Is it safe to use Dimilin with salt? In the QT I have him in 0.18% salt form Saturday I was adding salt gradually.

      Would you recommend any brand of Dimilin? There is so many, or would this work?

      https://www.amazon.com/Dimilin-X-Koi...43006c04a8c68a

      Thank you

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      Thank you so much for responding.
      I will use Dimilin in my QT and my pond.

      Is it safe to use Dimilin with salt? In the QT I have him in 0.18% salt form Saturday I was adding salt gradually.

      Would you recommend any brand of Dimilin? There is so many, or would this work?

      https://www.amazon.com/Dimilin-X-Koi...43006c04a8c68a

      Thank you

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      Any brand of Dimilin will work, and I have no information that indicates that it cannot be used with salt. It is a Chiton inhibitor, meaning it prevents the formation of shell like structures, primarily on insects, but can also affect crayfish, shrimp, and other shell fish as well. It is the safest means of controlling fish lice and anchor worm with no effect on the fish or reptiles that frequent a pond.

      "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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