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Our Complete line of Koi Disease

Here we have listed the various ailments that can affect your koi,we have a range of articles on individual parasites and disease and have tried to add pictures where available to give you a visual view of what you could be dealling with.

The first step to helping your koi when illness does strike is to find out exactly what you are dealing with rather than just adding various chemicals in your pond or quarantine tank as that can do more harm than good,

Anchor Worm

Anchor Worm

Crustacean parasite, Lernaea - Anchor worm is a common parasite on our Koi which is clearly visible to the naked eye and can reach 10 to 12mm. The parasite burrows its head into the Koi's tissue, under a scale and only the body and tail are normally visible.
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Costia

Costia

Costia Costia is a minute Flagellate with 3-4 flagella. It affects both the skin and gills of Koi, and reproduces itself by binary fission. Infestations of this parasite can appear very rapidly indeed, and Koi suffering i ...
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Cotton Wool Disease

Cotton Wool Disease

Cotton Wool Disease Columnaris (Flexibacter columnaris) or Cotton Wool Disease is another bacterial infection. The common name comes from the white tufts that develop around the mouth and spread to the body and fins, ofte ...
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Dropsy

Dropsy

Dropsy Raised scales (rather like a pine cone) and eyes standing out from the head. Dropsy itself is not a disease, but rather a result of some other cause. Dropsy is a term given to the swelling that occurs internally in the fish ...
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Fish Lice ( Argulus )

Fish Lice ( Argulus )

Fish Lice ( Argulus ) Argulus another crustacean parasite, round and up to 1cm wide. They have a sucker to hold on to the Koi with needle-like mouth parts which they stick into the Koi and inject a toxin. This causes intense irritation to the Koi and they sc ...
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Gill Maggots

Gill Maggots Ergasilus (gill maggots) will appear as grayish black and white parasites several millimeters long infesting the gills. Heavy infestations can cause severe damage, eroding the gill ...
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Koi Disease

Koi Disease

Here we have listed the various ailments that can affect your koi,we have a range of articles on individual parasites and disease and have tried to add pictures where available to give you a visual view of what you could be dealling with. The first step to h ...
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