**If your pond water temperatures are
65°F or lower, the antibiotic
treatments will not work. Most treatments will produce
little or poor results at low temperatures. The only
way the treatments would work in this situation, is to
purchase a pond heater, or remove the fish and treat it in
an isolation tank or pond. You can buy a pond heater
for a 3,000 gallon pond for around $600
Medications. Got Sores?
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Koi Fix for water. If your fish have
stopped eating due to illness, this is the medication for
you. Also protects against fungal disorders.
*Effective against secondary bacterial infections associated
with Koi Herpes Virus (K.H.V.).
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A few words about treating Koi and
Goldfish in a pond environment...
Koi & goldfish treatments do not
work in cold water! Cold water = 65°F
or lower. It is best to have a way to isolate and
treat the fish away from the pond. The bacteria and other
pathogens that attack your Koi and Goldfish love the cooler
water. To speed the healing process, it is best to
heat them up! 80° to 82°F works very well.
The only reason to heat the fish up any higher, is if
they have contacted a viral infection. KHV, SVC and
be cured with heat only. 86°F+ for a one week heat treatment
is required to kill a virus.
EASE UP ON THE SALT!
Are you having an Ammonia
or Nitrite problem in your pond? A very high salt level
as 0.03% in your main pond will destroy your beneficial
bacteria. Salt is very antiseptic and kills bacteria.
Even your good bacteria! You should never ever
do this. High salt levels are meant for
a bath in a hospital tank or as a dip. A normal
salt level for your main pond should be 0.01% or lower.
Notice something about our product
section on this site? We do not carry injectables.
Why? they are not needed. People do more
damage sticking needles into their fish than our medications
could possibly do. Adding an antibiotic to the Koi or
Goldfish feed is much safer and it really works. Fish
are low in vascularity so the injections do not work the
same for a fish as they do for dogs, cats and humans.
And last but not least: Never ever
remove your Koi or Golfish from the pond and wrestle it
around trying to put antibiotic ointment on it or a
Betadine/Iodine type product. These things will
wash off of the fish anyway and are for a temporary sterilization
only (surgery). You will do more harm to the fish by stressing
it out this way. An example of this would be if you
had a cut on your hand, applied these products and then went
Open sores on your fish? This is one of two
things, either Aeromonas bacteria, or Pseudomonas bacteria.
How can you tell the difference? You can't.
These two pathogens create open sores on the fish that look
identical in appearance. If you cannot make a slide
from a scraping on the fish, then you will have to treat
them with one or two different antibiotics. Aeromonas
bacteria is the most widespread during spring and summer.
We suggest using Oxytetracycline hydrochloride for this
treatment. If you use this antibiotic for 7 days and
no improvement is seen, try switching them over to Neomycin.
Neomycin sulfate and Kanamycin sulfate are used to treat
Open sores go away and come back
again? If this is the case, it sounds like your
fish has come into contact with a virus, either SVC or KHV.
The reason that the sores are coming back is, the
antibiotics are working in a bacterial-static manner.
Meaning that, they are working for the secondary infections
on the fish, but not on the virus. You must isolate
these fish if possible and heat them up to 86°F
- 88°F for one week. Slowly cool them down to around
80°F and treat any secondary infections they may have at
Common Koi Disorders
Koi Health Treatments
||Your Koi are
affected by parasites in the pond. Use
De-Los. Make sure to run the medication through your
filter during the entire treatment.
Hole in the side disease.
||This is a
gram-negative Bacterial infection caused by either Aeromonas
or Pseudomonas bacteria.
Mix up a medicated food with Koi Fix
For Food™ Use 2 tablespoons of medication
per pound of feed. Feed it to the Koi for
2 weeks. Also use
Forma-Green in the water.
If the fish have stopped
eating, Use Koi Fix For Water™,
and do not use Forma-Green, or any other water
treatments with this treatment.
in Fins & body.
||This is a
gram-negative Bacterial infection called Hemorrhagic
Septicemia. This is very common in Koi and Goldfish.
Large ulcers, caused by Aeromonas bacteria will appear in
severe cases. Use
Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride Powder in the feed.
Use 2 teaspoons of medication per pound of feed. Feed
it to the Koi for up to 2 weeks.
puffs grow on Skin and turn into sores.
||This is a
Saprolegnia Fungus that is common in Koi and Goldfish.
Separate the affected fish if possible to medicate them.
If you cannot separate the fish, treat the entire pond with
Forma-Green for 5-7 days.
|Fish gasp for
air and do not eat. Fins are frayed and the water is
||You have an
Ammonia problem in the pond. Start doing partial water
changes immediately and test the water for Nitrites and
Sodium Thiosulfate to de-chlorinate your water and add
Aqua Gold to establish the nitrifying Bacteria in the
|Fish gasp for
air and hang just beneath the waterfall.
||If the Gills appear to look
almost normal, or slightly reddish, this is probably Flukes
and needs to be treated with
slime covers entire fish.
||Make sure your
water is not Over-Salted. This makes the fish produce
more slime coat. If this is not the case, they could
have a protozoan infection and the Koi need to be treated
|One or both
Eyes are popped out.
||This is called
pop eye, and is caused by a Kidney Infection. Treat
the Koi with
Erythromycin for 10 days. This could also be the
start of Abdominal Dropsy if both of the eyes are popped out.
|Fins are eaten
away and covered with a white coating.
||This is a
gram-negative Bacterial infection called Columnaris and
should be treated with a sulfa drug combination. Try:
Triple Sulfa -or-
TMP Sulfa -or-
Sulfa 4 TMP. Treat the Koi for a minimum of 10 days.
|Fins are red
and eaten away.
||This could be
a couple of different diseases. It could be a
gram-negative Bacteria, or a parasitic infestation.
Fin and tail rot is the most common. Try treating the
TMP Sulfa -or-
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