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    Thread: Dropsy on koi

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      Dropsy on koi

      Hi i noticed 2 of my koi get quite a large belly so I did some research and it says to use blue meyhlyne and separate them from the other fish.
      So I have 2 spare 45gallen blue tubs I was going to put one in each tub and 30mill of blue meyhlyne with air stones.

      Do I leave them in there for 3 days and hope they get better?
      Please help ty

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      Please tell us more about your water parameters (PH, ammonia levels, temp), pond size and history of present koi illness. Pics would help

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      I am fairly new to the game of koi had these fish for around 12months and had no drama at all.
      attached is the test kit i hope you can zoom in everything seems fine.
      not sure on the temperature of the water though.

      Hard to get a picture of the fish i will put in a small tub and see if i can get a photo of its belly

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      Quote Originally Posted by Browny7 View Post
      I have tried to post more but I don't think administrators are letting it go through?
      All new members are moderated for a short time to prevent spammers from joining and flooding the forum.
      Different time zones in Australia so not as many mods up and approving posts.

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      Welcome and sorry to hear about the problems

      could be the picture, but seems to be some ammonia and nitrate are higher than 40ppm

      do you have KH test? if so, results?

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      Are you sure that they have dropsy, not huge load of eggs? Would be easier to tell if you provide a sharp picture of the koi.

      Once I had a small female with so much egg that it looked like an over-sized goldfish.

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      Looking at the pictures, which are not that good at showing, I am not seeing any signs of dropsy. The fish appears to have a decent body shape, maybe slightly fat, if young.

      Dropsy generally shows up with scales that are protruding from the body, like a pine cone, caused by kidneys not able to keep up with water intrusion into the fish. Are you seeing pine coning of the scales?

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