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I have a new Koi fish. it is about 5 in. I noticed yesterday

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I have a new Koi fish. it is about 5 in long. I noticed yesterday that it is shedding some scales. Some of its scales appear to be on the way there too but they are not concentrated in once part of the body. Whats wrong with my Koi?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Koi's name?
Customer: Zazo
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zazo?
Customer: Its just that I got him for 4 days now.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Do you mean some of the scales are raised from the body?

Any lesions, sores, or increased redness of blood vessels in these areas?

Can you take a photo of this to let me see what you are seeing? To post a photo, you can use the paper clip button on the tool bar above the text box. Or if you cannot see that on your phone/computer, then you can post them on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web link here for me to have a peek.

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