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    Bulging eyes swimming on its side

    One of my oldest koi, had him ~10 years, is in trouble - The symptoms are bulging eyes. First noticed the issue a couple of days ago but today he is swimming around on his side. There is no other sign of dropsy - no ulcers and no abrasions - looks perfect except for the eyes. I have another koi that has slightly bulging eyes - and that has been that way for years - this one is going down fast though.

    I rather doubt there is anything that can be done at this stage, but has anyone had this before - what causes it - any precautions I should take? Water conditions are stable :- <0.25 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite 30 Nitrate pH ~8.1.


    6000g in ground koi pond
    +3000g lily/Anoxic pond attached
    29 koi (40 to 65cm)
    Bottom drain, Mid water & Skimmer to Drum
    JBR boichamber->Blue eco 500 pump ->below surface return.
    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

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    Not sounding very good Pip,I had one with bulging eyes really sticking out but a few days later they went down to normal and wasnt on its side though.

    Could it be swim bladder being on its side,cant really help sorry Pip,hope you find a solution fast.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by pip895 View Post
    One of my oldest koi, had him ~10 years, is in trouble - The symptoms are bulging eyes. First noticed the issue a couple of days ago but today he is swimming around on his side. There is no other sign of dropsy - no ulcers and no abrasions - looks perfect except for the eyes. I have another koi that has slightly bulging eyes - and that has been that way for years - this one is going down fast though.

    I rather doubt there is anything that can be done at this stage, but has anyone had this before - what causes it - any precautions I should take? Water conditions are stable :- <0.25 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite 30 Nitrate pH ~8.1.

    Renal failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy V View Post
    Renal failure.
    Could be - anyway I made the decision to euthanise him
    6000g in ground koi pond
    +3000g lily/Anoxic pond attached
    29 koi (40 to 65cm)
    Bottom drain, Mid water & Skimmer to Drum
    JBR boichamber->Blue eco 500 pump ->below surface return.
    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

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    Only you on the forefront Pip and your decision which I respect,sorry for your loss as it must be hard for you.
    John

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    Sorry to hear of the loss pip. I have done it
    Over the years mate. Not nice.
    But sometimes it's for the best mate.
    Respect
    Fred

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