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    fin clamp ?

    ok so have been watching the 5 fish for the past day and they are still flashing, we have noticed that a times some of them are a bit jerky and twitchy and now one of them is swimming with only one pec fin the other fin does come out but not very often there is no visible damage, i read some where that a parasite causes "fin clamp" but cannot remember the name of the parasite, can any of you remember ? fish seem ok and still eating all be it very small quantity, I want to treat the water but need to wait until I speak to the manager of where these 5 fish came from tomorrow....hopefully we can identify the parasite. thanks Steve



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    These in a new pond if I remember right?

    Did you dechorinate the water? Have you tested the ammonia and nitrite?

    Koi will flick or pull a pec in if they aren't happy. It can be from a variety of causes, with time and experience you get to know your fish and can have a pretty good stab of what the issue may be but the reality is that each set up is different and fish will react in different ways in different ponds.

    I wouldn't be adding any chemicals unless I had a target that was identified by a mucus scrape.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davej View Post
    These in a new pond if I remember right?

    Did you dechorinate the water? Have you tested the ammonia and nitrite?

    Koi will flick or pull a pec in if they aren't happy. It can be from a variety of causes, with time and experience you get to know your fish and can have a pretty good stab of what the issue may be but the reality is that each set up is different and fish will react in different ways in different ponds.

    I wouldn't be adding any chemicals unless I had a target that was identified by a mucus scrape.

    Dave
    Hi Dave,
    your correct, water was treated with dechlorinator during fill up as it was straight from tap, since then water is going through 3 stage, my results so far have been identical with no issues showing, I will need to get a scrape performed as you say and see if I can pin down the issue.... thanks Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    Hi Dave,
    your correct, water was treated with dechlorinator during fill up as it was straight from tap, since then water is going through 3 stage, my results so far have been identical with no issues showing, I will need to get a scrape performed as you say and see if I can pin down the issue.... thanks Steve.
    Touch base before adding anything please.

    The first season is always a challenge and a steep learning curve, feel for you that things haven't got off to a relaxed start.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davej View Post
    Touch base before adding anything please.

    The first season is always a challenge and a steep learning curve, feel for you that things haven't got off to a relaxed start.

    Dave

    Sure, will do Dave, many thanks Steve.

 

 

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