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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:16 pm    Post subject: Anyone out there keep Koi? Help needed! Reply with quote

Is there anyone out there with experience of keeping Koi - or other Carp?

I have two Koi I am very fond of. They have been enjoying their new pond for about 6 months now. But yesterday I noticed 'Silver' has a small raised area on his/her side.

They and the blue orfe are lively and eating well. It's a bit difficult to haul them off to the vets. Help please.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may want to try the British Koi Keepers Society Click here
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I had a look but it seems to be more of a club for showing koi. But there is a contact for a member in NI, so I'll try him.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case yours is a 'fish' problem, rather than specific to Koi, this may be useful http://fishkeepers.org/ You may find the Koi specialists tend to be a bit snooty?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do like to show their fish, but if you join a "section" they are very helpful and are more often than not willing to help.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Blowin, that was one of the sites that showed up when I Googled 'fish diseases'. I'll have another look.

I know enough about koi to know that, to serious keepers, my pet shop fish are the equivalent of a mutt at Crufts. But they are MINE and I am very fond of them.

This photo was taken just over a week ago. There is no sign of the raised spot on his side.



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