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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...

Sterilizing The Tank

“I’m going to break down, and sterilize the tank, gravel and plants.” It’s promised often and it’s USUALLY unnecessary. Sterilization of Environments is suggested as “The Way” to prevent diseases. This is widely advocated...

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...

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....

Treating Finrot and Mouthrot In Bettas

Treating Finrot and Mouthrot In Bettas Finrot and mouthrot are bacterial or fungal infections that occur to Bettas or Siamese Fighting Fish when they’re worn down by chilling, poor water quality and, or parasites....

“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...

What’s in API’s EM Erythromycin?

ACTIVE INGREDIENT Active Ingredients: 200 mg Erythromycin per packet. Note on Erythromycin: Erythromycin is most effective against gram-positive bacteria, such as Streptococcus species. The vast majority of bacteria that cause disease in fish are gram-negative, so...

Antibiotics And Fish: The Best Article

Dr Yanong on Antibiotics and Fish Dr Yanong wrote this down in Florida for the fish farmers and the aquaculture people, and is keenly important to, and relevant to, the tropical and pond fish...

What’s in API’s Finrot and Body Cure

What’s in API’s Fin (Finrot) and Body Cure? Answer: 250mg Doxycycline per packet. Application to the water provides variable degrees of absorption. Dirty water, high organics, less absorption. Clean water and no gravel, like...

What Is In API’s Super Ick Cure?

API is a little bit vague about their API Super Ick Cure product, and rightfully so. The FDA is very concerned about copper-containing Malachite Green ending up in the tissues of food fish. And...

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...