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    Thread: Ammonia burn or ulcer ?

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      Ammonia burn or ulcer ?

      Hello,

      Our pond crashed and has been trying to cycle ... there is a little ammonia in the pond currently.25ppm. I noticed these red marks on her a few days ago. I did send the photos to a fish vet and she thinks they are ammonia burn but I want to double check. I first thought it was a bacterial infection since this koi was shipped with an Asagi that ended up dying from an bacterial infection.... so I rubbed a little Tricide neo on the area ... but if itís ammonia burn then I hope the Tricide neo didnít make it worse. I appreciate the help... thank you
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      My feeling would be that it was a bacterial infection. Ammonia burns typically are more general and not so specific location wise.

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      What do you see inside it's mouth?
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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post
      What do you see inside it's mouth?
      Well have to look ... it sucks because we just had the fish vet come over last week and this wasn’t on the fish at that time.

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      I will go with bacterial infection secondary to trauma received in shipping. An ammonia burn like Rich says is not in a targeted area but usually over a region of the fish and more of a haze. This is below the skin and in the tissues.

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      I have her in a quarantine tank now with Erythromycin. If it gets worse Iíll have to contact my fish vet and get some injections.
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      She tries to eat but spits it back out :/

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      Report on the spitting of food when the infection clears. That is a common symptom of fluke infestation, particularly in the gills.

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      Agree with Richard that it can be fluke problem. Look at the redness one of my koi got when it had fluke outbreak: It was much reder than it appeared on the photo.

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