KOI PARASITES, FLUKES & MORE

 

Koi & Goldfish Parasitic Disorders

Symptoms

 

Cause

 

Treatment and Links

A).   Fish gasp for air at the top of the water.  They sometimes flash, or jump.  They rub on rocks or other objects.  Gills may be bleeding. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Gill Flukes (Dactylogyrus)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Treat with: De-Los and use  Koi Fix® if the fish develop any secondary infections after the flukes are gone

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B).   The fish have small pimples on the skin, or reddened areas with a white thread-like worm sticking out. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Anchor Worm (Lernaea)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat with: De-Los
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C).   Small, round, clear to whitish objects are stuck all over the fish.  The fish flash and scratch Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Fish Lice (Argulus)

Mites (Hydrachnellae)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat with: De-Los
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D).  Small thin to fatter brown objects are stuck all over my koi Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

The fish are infested with leeches
(Placobdella montifera)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat with:  De-Los
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E).   The fish have small clear/white worm-like objects stuck to their skin Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Skin Flukes (Gyrodactylidiasis)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Use: De-Los
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F).  My fish are breathing heavily, have a heavy slime coat, and appear to have round, flat parasites on them Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Your fish is affected by Trichodina

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat the fish with Forma-Green

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G).  My fish have swollen bellies, even though they have not been fed for a couple of days.  They seem to eat normally, or are very hungry. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Three items can cause this:

a). Mitospora (acites, severe bloating, pineconed scales)

b). Capillaria (clear feces?)

c). Tapeworm

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart  

a). No suitable treatment.

b). Paracide-D

c). Paracide-D

 

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