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    Static flukes

    Hi guys

    Had an ok start through the current terrible temps so far, but today had one away from the pack and noticed a few showing a thicker mucus layer, slight white grey on the heads at a certain angle. Got the Ogon out which seemed off and scraped, very thick snotty mucus compared to the very light clear mucus on my scrape a month back. Whole slide was static, looked like a mass of cells with 2-3 motionless flukes. Same a month back one fluke found but totally static. Does no movement mean dead parasites? Iv got some Lernex pro on the way and going to treat asap.


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    Unless you've literally just treated for flukes, I take the view that if you find any on a slide, moving or not, that means there are flukes in the pond. And that in turn means that you need treat at some point, especially if your fish is showing signs of suffering from parasites.

    I don't think them not moving on the slide means anything. It could just be they can't move as they are squished into place by the cover slip?

    I hope you can zap the little buggers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    Unless you've literally just treated for flukes, I take the view that if you find any on a slide, moving or not, that means there are flukes in the pond. And that in turn means that you need treat at some point, especially if your fish is showing signs of suffering from parasites.

    I don't think them not moving on the slide means anything. It could just be they can't move as they are squished into place by the cover slip?

    I hope you can zap the little buggers!

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    Thanks bud, yeah going to zap the buggers this weekend I hope. I watch constant vids of flukes moving like crazy under the scope and mine just look like fossils that died years ago Static flukes Iím hoping the smaller static cells are not squashed costia Static flukes


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    Ha. When I've seen them on scrapes in the past, the flukes were barely moving for me too. I wished mine were dead I can tell you, but the little fu@*ers just kept coming back.

    I swear if there is a nuclear apocalypse, the only things left will be cockroaches and flukes!

    Costia are waaay smaller than flukes, they're even smaller than Trich. I doubt they can be squashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    Ha. When I've seen them on scrapes in the past, the flukes were barely moving for me too. I wished mine were dead I can tell you, but the little fu@*ers just kept coming back.

    I swear if there is a nuclear apocalypse, the only things left will be cockroaches and flukes!

    Costia are waaay smaller than flukes, they're even smaller than Trich. I doubt they can be squashed.

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    Great thanks, going to have a deep clean today and then nuke tomorrow. Pretty certain itís just flukes, I did add some water and checked the the more fluid areas and nothing moving. Just checked and a few more flashing now, these terrible dips in temps the cause probably


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    Canít get a pic but can see some sort of growth on the strange behaviour Koiís tail fin. Probably 1-2mm. Hard to get a pic. Reading flukes are non visible to naked eye. Thinking carp pox but hear thatís ussually a winter occurrence. Any ideas? Didnít see any white spot on scrapesÖ


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    Hi James hope your well mate.

    Carp pox is a small whitish blob and nothing to worry about even at this time of year.

    Your flukes not too sure about James,I dont use a cover slip just spread out the mucous thinly on the slide and can see clearly.

    Hows the house extension going ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Hi James hope your well mate.

    Carp pox is a small whitish blob and nothing to worry about even at this time of year.

    Your flukes not too sure about James,I dont use a cover slip just spread out the mucous thinly on the slide and can see clearly.

    Hows the house extension going ?
    Thanks John, hope you had a nice holiday.

    I think that might be where Iím going wrong, I use two slides and maybe the suction is squeezing the movement out of everything?!

    Iím going to Lernex pro the pond today if it turns up, as a few flukes about and then re scrape in a few days. Fingers crossed my digital meter is correct at 12900 litres

    Hoping the visible dots are carp pox and not white spot.

    Iíll have to pop over soon when summer finally arrives.

    Extension going well thanks, electrics in next week. Getting there

    Have a nice weekend mate


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    Your very welcome over any time James.
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    Hope the Lernex goes ok for you.
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    Lernex went well I think John, mental amounts of flashing yesterday but today seems a bit more settled. Going to retreat on day 8. The Ogon that has been off is still sulking a bit but now coming up for food. I have managed to get a pic of one of the small lumps. Too big for white spot? Carp pox? Going to scrape again soon just donít want to stress him out again




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    Way too big to be white spot. Bit hard to see from that pic but looks like pox to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    Way too big to be white spot. Bit hard to see from that pic but looks like pox to me.
    Thanks mate, glad itís not white spot. Just noticed another on a pectoral. Must be the stress of the flukes maybe. Great fun all this starting the season s**t


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