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  1. Thread: Black algae

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    We're not talking about normal algae growth or...

    We're not talking about normal algae growth or biofilm that can be various colours ... phormidium is a completely different growth altogether ... it becomes a complete coating almost like thin shiny...
  2. Thread: Black algae

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    You'll know Phormidium if you get it ...(looks...

    You'll know Phormidium if you get it ...(looks like your walls/floor have been spray painted in thick black plastic with air bubbles trapped underneath) and it peels away in sheets like old...
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    Looks great! ... part from maybe the old leaning...

    Looks great! ... part from maybe the old leaning panelled fence on the right? ... I think it only stands out cause everything else is spot on (maybe it's the camera lens) ... :)
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    That's a lot more informative and interesting ......

    That's a lot more informative and interesting ... thanks for expanding ... :)

    What about the timing for later doses for eggs ... what's your dosing schedule that always works?
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    Does it always work for you for gill and skin...

    Does it always work for you for gill and skin flukes? and what dosage rate do you use ? ... :)
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    Yes but I'm sure Duncan can help with bespoke...

    Yes but I'm sure Duncan can help with bespoke info as per your advice .. it was your point about the drums that I was interested in ... :)
  7. Thread: sick orfe

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    Really sorry to see this .. that's the first I've...

    Really sorry to see this .. that's the first I've noticed this thread ... but from the pics that fish had a major infection e.g. bacterial septicemia ... it was probably too late to do anything by...
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    Yes I know I've spoken to him many times ... ok...

    Yes I know I've spoken to him many times ... ok contacting Duncan direct is probably the best advice for the OP then if the flukes or other parasites continue... :)

    That's an interesting point...
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    So what is Duncan's latest advice on fluke...

    So what is Duncan's latest advice on fluke treatment methods for gill and/or skin flukes?

    :)
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    Thanks .. that gives me a much better idea of...

    Thanks .. that gives me a much better idea of what we are looking at ... the enclosure looks quite good ... better than I was expecting and they have made it more difficult to open by putting the...
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    I would expect to see some lazy flashing from...

    I would expect to see some lazy flashing from your water results ... what is your water temp? your getting close to the max. NH3 that the fish can stand ... so depending on the temperature I would...
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    Cool! ... yes those thermometers are absolutely...

    Cool! ... yes those thermometers are absolutely brilliant for the money and reliable if you follow the instructions in my thread.

    Yes post me some pictures so I can get an idea of what the...
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    Yes it seems to be very common ... I think with...

    Yes it seems to be very common ... I think with the fish immune systems being lowered by treatment ... quite often the next bug in the opportunistic parasite queue seizes the advantage.

    You can't...
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    Koi surgery by Fred ... :)

    This guy (Fred Harston) has always inspired me:

    /km2f71_9cJ8

    Seek out his vids ... some great techniques (including cataract eye surgery) ... :)
  15. Thread: Black algae

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    Here is info ... ...

    Here is info ... http://www.koiforum.uk/koi-health-disease-medication-forum/18797-tip-8-cured-phormidium-black-slimey.html

    Seemed to work fine for me and Freddie .. any questions just ask ... :)
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    Gray if it was me ... from what your saying about...

    Gray if it was me ... from what your saying about the infrequent lazy flashing I would just leave the fish and keep watching and testing the water ... until you have zero Ammonia & Nitrite ... then...
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    Yes no doubt on my screen ... Cheers all! ... :)

    Yes no doubt on my screen ... Cheers all! ... :)
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    LOL! ... you didn't seem that interested in my...

    LOL! ... you didn't seem that interested in my advice previously ... but I won't hold that against you ... my advice for all outdoor electronics is still the same as above and simple: make sure the...
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    Your definitely showing Nitrates in your test...

    Your definitely showing Nitrates in your test pics ... I've got a really good calibrated monitor here and I see 5PPM Nitrate ... :)
  20. Thread: Fish behaviour

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    The only thing you can do is separate the fish...

    The only thing you can do is separate the fish while it's happening or have far more females than males ... then there's less chance of one fish getting relentlessly hammered.

    I've seen it...
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    Did you scrape those latest flashing fish? ......

    Did you scrape those latest flashing fish? ... just in case it's something else ... I've seen people having outbreaks of different parasites one after the other before and I had an outbreak of...
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    What you need is a "mechanical stage" ... what...

    What you need is a "mechanical stage" ... what that means is that when you have placed the slide on the stage under the lens you can then move the stage about forwards, backwards and side to side...
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    I'm still pretty sure it's the Nitrite but a bit...

    I'm still pretty sure it's the Nitrite but a bit of scraping practice won't go amiss ... be interesting to see the results.

    Do you have a suitable microscope with a moveable slide stage?

    :)
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    Yes I searched for days for info on these scales...

    Yes I searched for days for info on these scales and all I could find was that one link above so I'll update this until we get a final outcome for future reference.

    Can't recommend that curette...
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    I think it's probably still down to your Nitrite...

    I think it's probably still down to your Nitrite reading and I would expect to see regular lazy flashing while that's still showing.

    But here's how I do scrapes ... similar to Freddie but I've...
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