KOI DISEASE: BACTERIAL DISORDERS

 

Koi & Goldfish Bacterial Disorders

Many of our customers have called and are wondering what the difference is between gram-negative bacteria, and gram-positive bacteria.  These terms are used by professionals to identify bacteria under a microscope and should be of no concern to the average hobbyist.
**If your pond water temperatures are 65°F or lower, the antibiotic treatments will not work.  Most treatments will produce little or poor results at low temperatures.  The only way the treatments would work in this situation, is to purchase a pond heater, or remove the fish and treat it in an isolation tank or pond.  You can buy a pond heater for a 3,000 gallon pond for around $600

Symptoms

 

Cause

 

Treatment and Links

A).   Red streaks in body and fins, or redness in the body.  Open sores or loss of scales? Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Bacterial Hemorrhagic Septicemia (Aeromonas Hydrophila)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Use:  Koi Fix® -or- Oxytetracycline in the feed.  Forma-Green in the water.

If not, look down the chart further


B).   Open red sores or ulcerations, fin and tail damage Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Pseudomonas Bacteria (Pseudomonas Fluorescens)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Use:  Koi Fix® -or- Neomycin -or- Kanamycin in the feed, Forma-Green in the water.
If not, look down the chart further
C).   Fuzzy, thin, white coating on the body and fins.  Looks like a fungus Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

FlexiBacteria are involved, which cause Columnaris disease

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Use:  TMP Sulfa -or- Sulfa 4 TMP -or- Sulfathiazole Sodium.
If not, look down the chart further
D).  Fins and tail are eaten away, in severe cases, down to the body. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Pseudomonas Bacterial Infection

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat with:  Koi Fix® -or- Neomycin -or- Kanamycin.
If not, look down the chart further
E).   The fish has been sick for several months.  The fish is lethargic, anorexic, has fin or scale loss and a sunken stomach Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Piscine Tuberculosis

Careful, this may be spread to humans!

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Use:    Kanamycin + Vitamin B-6.  The treatment will take at least 30 days.
If not, look down the chart further
F).  One or many fish have blisters forming on the skin that are full of a clear to yellowish fluid.  The blisters pop and turn into large sores. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Furunculosis (Aeromonas Salmonicida)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat with:  Furazolidone Powder in the water for 10-14 days.
         

Some products that may interest you are:

Koi Pond Medications.  Got Sores?  Get your Koi Fix Today!

New!  One step treatment against Aeromonas bacteria and Pseudomonas bacteria.  Used for all pond fish.

Koi Fix for food.  Just mix into the Koi pellets.  Helps heal sores caused by a bacterial infection.

Koi Fix for water.  If your fish have stopped eating due to illness, this is the medication for you.  Also protects against fungal disorders.

*Effective against secondary bacterial infections associated with Koi Herpes Virus (K.H.V.).

So you've tried the salt treatments, injections, the tea tree liquid, ointments and pre-made medicated feed, and your fish are still sick? Stop wasting your money on products that don't work!  Koi Fx™is a special blend of antibiotics that have been laboratory and field tested to heal up those sores.  Koi Fix™will heal your fish!

Click Here For K.H.V. pictures and treatment information.

 

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