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    Thread: Fat or sick koi

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      Fat or sick koi

      This is a picture of my Koi. It is either sick or fat.
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      With only the one picture to make a judgement, it is impossible to say. We generally like to start with water parameters, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, KH, temperature, and some info on activities of the fish.

      I don't see any scales sticking out, which is a sign of kidney failure, which is good. I also don't see any ulcers, which is good. Most likely full of eggs, though spawning season is almost 6 months away, which is not good. I would say it is probably not a case of being fat.

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      Tumor?

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      I have had several koi like that. They eventually died. Cut one open and found huge watery tumor.
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      It is (rare) for a koi to look like this caused by egg compaction. It's usually a tumor.

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