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I have the same condition with two of my large koi. They are
I have the same condition with two of my large koi. They are 13 yrs old. Two days ago I noticed one koi who has lost scales all the way down his back and his dorsal fin remains flat along his back . H… read more
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I just received a koi fish in the mail. it was sluggish at
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My koi has what looks like a terrible scale,, almost as
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My female koi had been laying on the bottom, not moving and
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One of our koi in the pond is laying on it's side. It will
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I have a large Coi that isnt moving too much He just lies
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I have a koi pond about 500 gallons. Just cleaned the biological
I have a koi pond about 500 gallons. Just cleaned the biological filter and skimmer, and added a IONGEN clarifier, set at level 3. Over the past two days, the fish have been sitting on the bottom of t… read more
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I have a medium size goldfish and a large koi goldfish that
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One of my koi fish is swollen around the bellyIt is very
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One Koi laying on side on bottom in four foot deep pond. See
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my koi is on his side on the bottom of the tank. i thought
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one of my koi recently started sitting on bottom alot, nitrate
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I have a 2500 gallon koi pond.i have had a sudden outbreak
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