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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Costia treatment is finished but one Koi has not responded well at all.

    I re-scraped, taking 2 full slides of mucus, and found 1 single costia. A right pain as now I'm salted I can't use anything else.

    She has lesions all down the flanks on both sides. She looks fine underneath. She was strong in the bowl but looks troubled in the pond.

    She's suddenly nervous of other koi, but will come up for the odd pellet but spits most of them back out.

    I'm genuinely lost with this one, no idea what to do next. Never had anything like it before and this is what you'd expect to see at the worst of the worst garden centres.

    This is the same Koi that has a condition that causes her lateral line to swell up from time to time, no idea if that's a factor here.

    Water parameters have been absolutely spot on. Temp 20C.


    Mate, it's bloody stressful this hobby.

    I'm feeling like I've finally had enough today. Honestly, feel like filling the pond in

    Feeling super stressed and with a number of health issues of my own, think I'm done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    Mate, it's bloody stressful this hobby.

    I'm feeling like I've finally had enough today. Honestly, feel like filling the pond in

    Feeling super stressed and with a number of health issues of my own, think I'm done.
    Sorry to hear it mate, but having dealt with issues constantly over the last 2 years and at least 1 issue a year prior, I can see where your coming from.

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    I'm gonna put a common and a mirror carp in, to see if they have the same issues. If they don't, perhaps I'll consider a native pond? Be nice with a school of rudd and some perch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    Mate, it's bloody stressful this hobby.

    I'm feeling like I've finally had enough today. Honestly, feel like filling the pond in

    Feeling super stressed and with a number of health issues of my own, think I'm done.
    Sorry to hear you're having personal health issues on top of stress levels with the Koi mate, drop me a PM if I can do anything to help hope things improve, warmer weather coming should help

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiOgon View Post
    Sorry to hear you're having personal health issues on top of stress levels with the Koi mate, drop me a PM if I can do anything to help hope things improve, warmer weather coming should help

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    Cheers John, all the best.
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    My fish seem hugely improved now, I think that the PP is quite a harsh treatment and possibly took them a few days to recover from it. Anyway, as of yesterday they are all up and feeding and cruising about as they should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    My fish seem hugely improved now, I think that the PP is quite a harsh treatment and possibly took them a few days to recover from it. Anyway, as of yesterday they are all up and feeding and cruising about as they should be.

    That's great to read mate.

    It seems typical of Koi to suddenly start behaving the moment you're about to throw in the towel!

    Over the past 48 hours mine have started flashing and being a bit grumpy. Seen a few lunking and one or 2 jumping. Its only 6 days since the final ICC dose went in for Costia, so who knows what's causing these issues. Typically I've just started a 7 day work roster so will be difficult to get a chance to scrape again till end of next week, though if it is parasite related I probably need to leave it a few days to get the parasite numbers up to a level where I'll find them on scrapes.

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    Thanks RS. Good luck with yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    My fish seem hugely improved now, I think that the PP is quite a harsh treatment and possibly took them a few days to recover from it. Anyway, as of yesterday they are all up and feeding and cruising about as they should be.
    Hi Mate,
    i agree PP is harsh but it has provided much better results for me over the past 2 years, i have not had the issues i used too, i also have not purchased any fish during this time which has always been an issue...... mine always take a day to get over it... hope your doing ok ? cheers Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    Hi Mate,
    i agree PP is harsh but it has provided much better results for me over the past 2 years, i have not had the issues i used too, i also have not purchased any fish during this time which has always been an issue...... mine always take a day to get over it... hope your doing ok ? cheers Steve.
    Good that you've not had any issues Steve Agree with you about not adding fish but can't help myself, got a Goromo arriving next week
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    The flukes and costia combo is a common pain isnít it!

    Ive had to treat my pond for the first time in a few years this spring.
    salted to 0.6% and used ICC
    low numbers of flukes are present, but one koi Ďwaggingí itís head, so I am just about to add Supaverm (as itís a suspension it avoids the issue of the drum taking poorly soluble fluke meds like flubendazole and Prazi out of the water too quickly).
    my pond is at 23C currently so will do a 2nd dose probably around the 18 day mark.

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    I love this hobby but....

    Same battle here, Lernex pro treatment seemed to work wonders and they all looked great, past few days they all look skittish like something has scared them, scraped tonight and riddled with costia. Have read costia seems to rear itís head after fluke treatment. Bugger.

    I have sodium thiosulfate at the ready thanks to John, and pp and hydrogen peroxide on the way. Iv spent the evening reading but lots of mixed info on dosing and neutralising.

    What technique works for you guys?

    Might give Duncanís ICC a go, where can I purchase?


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    You can buy ICC direct from Duncan here http://www.chemicalfactory.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    You can buy ICC direct from Duncan here http://www.chemicalfactory.co.uk
    Thank you I love this hobby but....


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    We regret that you all suffer from parasite and other problems throughout the year.
    It cannot be fun to keep Koi under the stress of such worries.
    In Japan, on the other hand, such problems are much less of an issue and everyone enjoys working in Koi keeping.

    So what are the differences between the two countries?

    The main differences in water temperature and quality will be discussed below, but the biggest differences are in the way Koi are kept in the summer and the setting of the complete feeding period.

    We consider this period to be very important for the growth and health of the KOI and not only the breeders but also the hobbyists are dedicated to feeding them, the earliest people have their members for the year by early June and from there they don't net or scoop for at least July, August and September without adding any new KOIs.

    Here is a series of videos to show you how KOI is done in Japan.

    The most important thing for everyone is the training of the feeding behaviour and the strengthening and activation of the swimming of the KOI itself.
    How seriously do we all take these challenges? We hope these videos will give you an insight into our summer situation.
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    The reason parasites have become harder to treat, particularly with salt, is that the chemicals are being used in Japan
    The person who thinks that parasites are a ‘user error’ problem have never kept high end koi themselves

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    Question on PP if anyone can, I did my first dose yesterday didnít stay purple went brown quite quick. I then added the dose of ST. Pond still brown this morning. I went again with same dose and canít hold purple went brown again, maybe a slight tinge of purple. Are we looking for the strong purple when the the water is already brown or does it take on a muddy appearance?! Cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by james9489 View Post
    Question on PP if anyone can, I did my first dose yesterday didnít stay purple went brown quite quick. I then added the dose of ST. Pond still brown this morning. I went again with same dose and canít hold purple went brown again, maybe a slight tinge of purple. Are we looking for the strong purple when the the water is already brown or does it take on a muddy appearance?! Cheers


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    You need to dose the pond as stated then have a couple buckets made up STRONG AND KEEP ADDING to keep it purple for at least 4 hours . . St will neutralise it but you would need hp hydrogen pro to clean up water colour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    You need to dose the pond as stated then have a couple buckets made up STRONG AND KEEP ADDING to keep it purple for at least 4 hours . . St will neutralise it but you would need hp hydrogen pro to clean up water colour

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    Thank you, Iv just added another half dose and still no purple. I might call it a day and try again in a few days. I did add quite a bit of ST yesterday so wondering whether Iím fighting a losing battle here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by james9489 View Post
    Thank you, Iv just added another half dose and still no purple. I might call it a day and try again in a few days. I did add quite a bit of ST yesterday so wondering whether Iím fighting a losing battle here?


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