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Experience:  Biology degree, 35 years fishkeeping experience
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We have a Koi who is 9 years old. He is having labored breathing,

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We have a Koi who is 9 years old. He is having labored breathing, wants to hang out under waterfall, just noticed his skin looks like it is wrinkled. What to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Koi Keeping
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in fish. I'm sorry to hear of this problem. Unfortunately, things don't sound good for this koi, but let's see if we can figure out what's going on.

Look closely at his gills. Do they look open, or redder than normal?

Are there any whitish frayed areas on his fins or tail?

Are there any reddish area on the skin?

Thank you.