KOI DISEASE: FUNGAL DISORDERS

 

Koi & Goldfish Fungal And Algal Disorders

Symptoms

 

Cause

 

Treatment and Links

A).   Some of the fish look like they have green algae growing on them and others appear to have black algae growing on them Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Water Mold Infection (Oomycetes)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Use: Forma-Green for 5-7 days -or- Erythromycin for a 10 day treatment.

If not, look down the chart further


B).  My fish have white cottony puffs on their skin/gills and within 24 hours it turns into red sores Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Saprolegnia Fungus (Saprolegniasis)  Called "Staffs Disease"

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Use: Forma-Green -or- Copper Sulfate
If not, look down the chart further
C).   The fish appear weak/lethargic and are gasping for air.  Some fish lag behind the school in the pond.  Massive die off's can occur. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Branchiomycosis (Branchiomyces Sanguinis)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Use: Forma-Green.  Make sure you are not overcrowding your fish and you keep up your water quality level.
 

There are also other algal diseases of Koi: Fusarium Mycosis, Phytoplankton Chlorella, Prymnesium Parvum and green algae Cladophora.  We will not discuss these types of algal infestations in detail.  We will tell you that all 4 of them are caused by over-crowding, poor water quality and ponds with a high concentration of organic matter.  Ponds that are not maintained properly will suffer all of the above diseases.

Prymnesium Parvum is referred to as "Golden Algae" and is a big problem in TX, NM, AZ, CA and Canada.  Our Aqua-Gold will take care of the problem and has been tested by the NM dept. of fish & game with great results.

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