KOI DISEASE: ICHTHYOBODO & MORE...

 

Koi & Goldfish Protozoan Disorders

Symptoms

 

Cause

 

Treatment and Links

A).   The entire body of the fish is covered with a heavy slime coat.

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Chilodonella Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Metronidazole -or- Quinine Sulfate -or- Acriflavine

If not, look down the chart further
B).  The fish appear emaciated and their eyes are sunken in. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Eimeria

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Make a medicated food with Tetracycline -or- Oxytetracycline.  Feed to the fish once a day for ten days
If not, look down the chart further
C).   Some fish have small areas on the body that have a blue/gray appearance.  It looks like excess mucous. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Ichthyobodo (Costia)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat the fish with Forma-Green for 5-7 days.  If the fish are resistant, use Quinine Sulfate.
If not, look down the chart further
D).  The fish appear to be covered in white sand or grit.  Some fish breathe heavily. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Ich (Ichthyophthirius)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat the fish with: Quinine Sulfate -or- Forma-Green -or- Copper Sulfate.

If not, look down the chart further


E).  The fish were flashing and rubbing on objects in the pond during springtime, but did not have any visible signs of a disease. 

Now in summertime they have ulcers and mixed bacterial infections

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Heteropolaria (Epistylis)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Usually, if you have treated for parasites with praziquantel or delos and the fish were still flashing... this is the cause.

Use: Metronidazole -or- Quinine Sulfate for the heteropolaria.  Treat the secondary infections with Koi Fix™ For Food and Forma-Green in the water.

If not, look down the chart further


F).  Some fish have erosions on their heads and operculum (gill plate).  In severe cases the disease follows the lateral line. Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

Hexamita (Hole in the head disease)

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat with: Metronidazole -or- Quinine Sulfate

If not, look down the chart further


G).  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 are affected with Trichodina

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

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