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Koi and Goldfish and KHV Cross Contamination

Dr Johnson, I got your address from my friend Jason who you recently helped with a pecan nut problem. I may or may not have a KHV problem. If I can give you the...

Inherited a Koi Pond III

Inherited a Koi Pond III We are not going to talk about viruses at this point, you just inherited a pond you have plenty to worry about. But you should know that there is...

So You Inherited a Koi Pond!?

So you inherited a Koi pond? Maybe somebody died, (sorry), or maybe you bought a house that has a fishpond. Maybe you’ve always wanted one and the presence of the fish pond has been...

Constant Salt In The Pond: Please Don’t.

I was browsing for a salt document and I found a web site with someone who should know better, recommending that people salt their ponds all the time, to maintain a moderate 0.1% solution...

Vitamins For Freshwater Fish Are a Waste of Money

Vitamins in teleost freshwater fishes are another way to spend money. But before you buy vitamins for freshwater fish, please put the money in an envelop and mail it to the Department of Labor....

Phosphate Removers Are A Waste of Money

You should be aware that in the normal scheme of things, phosphates cause algae to flourish. As such, phosphates became ‘the enemy’ to marketing weasels who would have you believe that algae are the...

A Topical For Bacterial Sores or Ulcer Disease in Koi

A Topical For Bacterial Sores or Ulcer Disease in Koi With bacterial sores, one of the key elements is killing ALL the germs in the area. removing as much dead tissue and grossness as...

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....

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...

Epistylis

Epistylis in Koi and Pond Fish Ponds Epistylis is a relatively uncommon parasite of Koi, goldfish and pond fish. Indeed, it is so uncommon, that I do not have any good graphics of it....