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My koi is acting funny, lethargic and dorsal fin's clamp into

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My koi is acting funny, lethargic and dorsal fin's clamp into the body. Everything I've read says should give it a salt bath, should we use Pondwater or freshwater?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Just to avoid any temperature shock or untreated impurities in your water, you can just remove some pond water to use as the base of your salt bath for him. Further to this, just to note, we tend to start at a 1.5 ounces salt per gallon dilution and do make sure to check your water parameters (since ammonia issues can also cause clamping and nitrate toxicity can cause lethargy).
I hope this information is helpful.
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Dr. B.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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