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    Thread: Pond is going dow...30 inch Showa is dying..any help please

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      Good evening all,

      Thank you for all the information that you've given me.

      Fortunately, I was able to meet a hobbyist near me today and he came to treat my fish.

      We did some topical as well as injection using Amikacin . There will be another injection this coming Friday.

      MY KH is super low. Only 2 drops on the API KH test. So I will start add baing soda. 1 lbs a day until it reaches 7-8 drops.

      We also found Flukes on a scrape. So the plan is to treat with Fluke M. The first time I did a few weeks ago followed by the BSDT but I did not follow the fluke M instruction, I WC every 2 days and did not do a second dose. So that is my fault. This time I will do 3 rounds of Fluke M, 4 days apart.

      Also added salt to 0.4 % today and will raise it to 0.6% by end of Tue, since a lot of other fish are having problems ( but nothing compared to my 30 inch Showa).

      Tonight everyone already starts to swim better. Not sure if it is the baking soda ( only 1lb today) or the salt. Certainly Fluke M has not kicked in yet.

      But.... she is still not eating. will giver her a few more days and see.

      Made some medicated food with OA.

      Hopefully everyone recovers by the end of June.

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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post



      This post was made up to draw attention to poster, jtianu. There post number #1

      They have a 30 year old fish with a bad abrasion under it's midriff.




      I suppose it could also be age related!

      30 years is very good age for a pond fish.

      I wondered if it was possible from squatting on the actual bottom of the pond chafing it's flesh, as opposed to an internal bacterial problem

      or alternatively parasites.

      The position of the wound, in the heaviest thickest part of the body and being symmetrically round gave me the impression it was due to

      resting on the bottom of the pond due it being tired?

      I suppose tiredness or ill health could make them take a rest.

      Maybe it is a swim bladder problem?

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      No problems with my pH at +-8.3 , morning noon or night.

      My pond KH is a very steady 6 or 7 drops and dosed when necessary.



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      Bi carb OR Baking Soda,to any fish pond is A MEDICATION ON IT'S OWN.


      So, I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY.



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      If you check the pH at the time you intend to add baking soda, and it is over 8, you can add as much baking soda as you want. I won't change the pH much if any, but will stabilize the pH from dropping later overnight.
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      Please update with photos on the progress on Friday when you get to the next injection, thanks.

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      So glad you found someone to help with your fish nearby. After this is all said and done, please stay on Koiphen and enjoy the many free benefits of being a member. There’sy a ton of information on here for all aspects of koi keeping.

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      Hello everyone,

      I am happy to report that my girl is getting better, much better (the big showas in the picture )

      The injection worked its miracle and redness is 90% gone. It is hard to get a good picture without netting her out because the sore is underneath. But from the picture I can say with confidence that she is much better .

      She also started to eat, however she will only eat when it cools down ( around 8 pm ish). But it is still a good sign.

      She will have another injection on Friday as well as topically clean any remaining ulcers.

      I brought my KH up to about 5 drops on the API test kit. Salt is still 0.6% . Temp in OH has been cold for Monday/Tuesday ( like 50s in the morning ) but starting today and for the next 5-7 days, it will be really hot. So that should also help.

      I have been feeding medicated food with OA. Will continue doing that for another 2 weeks.

      Another round of fluke M on this coming Friday. And a third dose next Wed.

      If anyone knows how to get Amikacin or Baytrill from a reliable source, please feel free to PM me. I am a newbie when it comes to treating kois. Local vet is not helpful so cannot easily get prescriptions etc.

      Thank you for all that you've done for me. I will always be an active member of this forum and share what I've learnt from this to other people who needs help.

      Will report back in a few days ! Let the positive spirit fly!

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      This is great news.

      And am glad you were able to figure out your kh issue as well. This might help to understand KH.
      https://kitsukoi.co.uk/blogs/guides-...s-it-important

      Its always a good practice for everyone to try and check the underside of their koi when they come up to eat.

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