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    Huge "lumps" on tail and fin, otherwise healthy.

    Hi,
    Although I've been a member for a number of years this is my first post, reading as much as I can. This forum has been invaluable to me.
    The fish in the photo has had these lumps, growths for about two years but has never shown any sign of distress and acts the same as the other koi, goldfish, (seven koi five goldfish) no other fish has this problem, all eating well on MediKoi Probiotic.
    The growths are gradually getting larger but I don't know what I can do.

    The pond was built last year replacing a 800 gallon I had for twenty years.
    1500 gallons approx. 3m x 2m x 1.5m, concrete blocks fiberglassed at ground level feeding via 4" Spindrifter bottom drain to
    Oase ProfiClear compact to
    Bermuda vari-flow wifi from filter to
    Oase 55W UV lamp with 45 mid return.
    JBR (modified with Oase Biosys inlet flap) skimmer feeding controlled pump back to 45 mid level return with three-way valve to be used to divert water to waterfall (not built yet)
    Bottom drain air supplied with Charles Austen pump.
    ProfiClear Hel-X 13 filter chamber air supplied by another Charles Austen pump.
    All is controlled with Oase FM Master Cloud on iPhone app.

    Hanna pocket checkers are used for water quality.
    Ph 7.95
    Ammonia 0.03 mg/L
    Nitrite 0.049 mg/L
    Nitrate 5 (NT Labs test kit)
    kH 119 ppm 6.67dKH
    Water temp 17
    It took three months to stabilise the results but those above have not changed very much in the last year, wish the temperature didn't.
    The bottom drain is flushed once a month this time of year and the ProfiClear cleaned along with the sieves
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    I hope I have give a decent account of how the pond is kept but probably missed the most important bits out!






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    Pond set up sounds good , unfortunately I'm not the best about advising about lumps and bumps.

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    I've just read MankySanke's article on Carp pox. I've read it before but didn't think the lumps looked like 'candle wax' but after reading it again the symptoms of Carp Pox seem very similar to my Tancho. Could it be Carp Pox?

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    Don't look like the carp pox on my fish or other pics I've seen, they look something severe, tumour like.

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    Unfortunately pox doesn't tend to stick around for two years in the same spot.
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    CBKOI wrote "Don't look like the carp pox on my fish or other pics I've seen, they look something severe, tumour like."

    I agree, as I mentioned in my first post. I came to this conclusion as it is not contagious and is living as normal along with the other fish.
    One thing I didn't mention was, it was brought on, I believe by stress. While the new pond was being built I had this koi and another in a 500 gallon heated tank with an Eazypod. Somehow it got past the covering net and I spotted it on the floor via the camera. I don't know how long it had been like that, not long I think as it recovered ok.
    As long as it is not showing any signs of discomfort or stress I'm reluctant to take it out of the pond for more detailed examination.
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