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I have a back yard pond for 20 years. Over this time I have
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Hi, I have a koi fish with a very bloated belly. The bottom of the belly is slightly red. Also, some scales are sticking out. Please help … read more
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Have lost 5 Koi in the last 2 months. 1- swim balance and
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I have a koi fish in a pond of 5 that has looked "full" of
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My female koi had been laying on the bottom, not moving and
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I have a pond that has 12 large 18 year old koi and 3 (maybe
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Hi, Anna: Im back again. Youll remember me from last summer
Hi, Anna: I'm back again. You'll remember me from last summer and the stressed Koi that you helped me with. Another question: Another Koi keeper has told me that his Koi never spawn and that he contro… read more
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Anna
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My female koi, a Kujaku, has had a series of 3 antibiotic injections
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Anna
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one of my koi has a bloated belly and a white almost translucent
one of my koi has a bloated belly and a white almost translucent area on his head. his scales look intact and I don't see any ulcers on his body. I have placed him in a sick tank… read more
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I have koi, and they seem to be lethargic and not feeling well.
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I have a large Koi, approx 17 in length. Very red and swollen
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Two koi dead floating on pond surface. Both had large black
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one of my koi recently started sitting on bottom alot, nitrate
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We have a 250 gallon pond indoors at my work. I came to work
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goldfish: 1800 gallon pond and have used a bubbler and heater.
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