Figuring out your Koi and Fish Health Illness Problem In Twenty Easy Steps
What Is In Each Video? Table of Contents: Twenty Koi Health Video Tutorial
- Handling Stress -Have the fish been handled recently? Why that matters.
- Winter Stress -Temperature. Is it winter? Summer? Why that matters
- Feeding or Underfeeding – Feeding and Underfeeding. Why that matters.
- Ammonia Toxicity -Ammonia and it’s super common, why it matters and what it looks like.
- Nitrite Poisoning -Nitrites and what THAT looks like, why it matters and what to do about it.
- Nitrate Poisoning –NitrAtes – especially common fish killer / weakener in established pond.
- pH Explained -pH is the most common deadly water quality parameter to check. Crash discussed.
- Oxygen Levels – Oxygen levels. Why it might sag, impact of heat and plants, what to do about it.
- Crowding – Crowding. How many is too many. What does that do to fish?
- Still and Stale – Water movement and turnover. Common. Stale, still water. Fish weakener.
- Metabolism – Temperature; it’s influence, it’s pitfalls, the ideals for fish recovery
- Injuries – Cuts and bruises. Is that an ulcer, or a gash? How can you tell. When and if you treat.
- Cleanliness – Cleanliness – Is the pond clean? Properly maintained? Can fish recover in unclean ponds?
- Germs & Microbes – Bacterial infections – a usually unnecessary video because 90% of people have figured out the source of a disease is in their water quality and husbandry. Injections, treatments, etc all discussed.
- Fungus – Fungal infections, you’d be surprised the cause, and the treatment (or lack thereof)
- Bugs & Critters – The Parasites, this is pretty common. What you need to know about them, and their treatment.
- Viruses like KHV – Viral diseases, like Koi Herpes virus and some of the skin-viruses that cause warts.
- Video 18 –> No video 18 lol
- Quarantine – Quarantine. If you did it, then the list gets shorter. If you didn’t do it, (and how to do it) the field remains very wide.
- Further Resources – Resources for more help, diagnostics, fish vets who still do it.
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