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What is “Flashing” in Koi or Pond Fish?

What is “Flashing” in Koi or Pond Fish? “Flashing” is basically just a fish that is “scratching” itself on the pond / tank bottom, or ornamentation. It USUALLY doesn’t mean anything, unless it’s “more...

Salt Dosing Journal for Ich or White Spot – A Case

Salt is the greatest bath treatment of all time. This would have to be one of the single, uncontested assertions made in this website. Salt is both tonic to fish and toxic to parasite....

Air Sac Pneumocentesis

Air Sac Pneumocentesis Air Sac Pneumocentesis is an important part of the management of Floater Syndrome wherein a fish becomes inverted and floats helplessly on the surface. Many factors contribute to this condition but...

Loss of an eye sac in a Bubble Eye

The loss of an eye sac in a Bubble Eye The loss of an eye sac in a Bubble Eye is usually disappointing, but you may be rewarded to know that the eye sac...

Management of fish “jumpers”

Management of fish “jumpers” When a Koi, goldfish and pond fish decides to end it all and makes the leap to the floor, there are several factors which may dramatically extend it’s survival on...

Overgrown Head Growth, Cap or Wen in Orandas

Overgrown Head Growth, Cap or Wen in Orandas A peculiar disorder of goldfish is the overgrowth of the cap to the extent that the eyes are covered. In most instances, this does not matter...

My Koi Ate TWO PECANS Whole! Should I Be Worried?

My Koi Ate TWO PECANS Whole! Should I Be Worried? “Before I go any further, I am self employed, and nothing annoys me more than folks expecting me to do what I do for...

“Come on. What Do I Treat The Fish With?”

How to save your fish almost every time, by adding stuff to the water. The most common approach to fish diseases, is just to put medicine in the water with the fish. I have...

Koi Fish Pond SuperCooling: What Is That?

Koi Fish Pond SuperCooling: What Is That? SuperCooling, Common and Preventable Supercooling -- When you want a cup of coffee to lose heat, the fastest way is to pour it through the air from cup-to-cup...

CASE, KOI: Severe Damage and Ulcer From Pump Intake

THE KOI WHO SURVIVED A PUMP Photos and Documentary by Bonnie E. Hale Lucky came in with a break in his tail. The first night here he was sucked to the pump. The next...

CASE: Carp Pox and Flukes Resolved With Heat

CARP POX Note: Carp Pox should be differentiated from other viral and non viral eruptions with a microscope. In very cold water, there are strains of Ich which will coalesce into large gel-like globs...