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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....

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...

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING Bonnie HaleCode and Graphics edited Dr. Erik Johnson Day one: The Koi had 5 large ulcers, 2 one side of the tail and the other...

Stunting of Discus While Attacking Hexamita

Sadly, stunting can be permanent if it goes on long enough. I got a question about Hexamita, and a medicine that kept crushing his filtration beneficials. By the time he ‘beat’ the Hexamita, his...

A Betta Face Covered In Flukes

A Betta Face Covered In Flukes Treatment of choice: Praziquantel. There are several products that have that. (PraziPro) It’s safe and fast. Yes, indeed, this looks like Ich but note that the spots aren’t...

Fish Lice, or Argulus – Branchiurian Parasites

Fish Lice, or Argulus Different names for the same parasite. This is a crustacean / copepod parasite, meaning it’s a lot like a little crab. Little? Yeah, it’s about 1/4 inch or less, in...

Symptoms and Treatment of Costia – Ichthyobodo necatrix

The significance of Costia Life was simple for a fish vet in the early nineties. Japanese fish were too expensive for the average hobbyist and their beautiful wiles had not been fully discovered. The...

Ich White Spot Ichthyophthirius Disease Symptoms and Treatment

Freshwater Ich -- Ichthyophthirius multifilis -- is a killer of very small fish, and can cause “redskin” disease in the winter regardless of fish size. Freshwater Ich Written by Dr Erik Johnson Look closely...

Hexamita – Protozoan Infection in Fish

At one time, I might have denied that Hexamita could be a serious dermatological pathogen of Koi, goldfish and pond fish. Recently, I have seen cases of severe skin and fin erosion that defied...

Microbe-Lift BSDT Replacing Clout for Parasites

Clout (parasites treatment) was pulled off the market some time in 2018 late, you could still find bottles in early 2019 on some shelves. I’d consider it “dead” now. I had to dope out...

SupaVerm Closantel Mebendazole Against Flukes

Supaverm was used for Flukes when Praziquantel was too expensive. Supaverm would still have a use in eradication of GOLDFISH from Koi ponds because it is selectively toxic to goldfish, not Koi. What follows...