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Large white spots suddenly appeared on my Orfe #1
Hi, thank you for adding me to the forum.
I have had a pond for 5 years, but totally rebuilt it last year (deeper, bottom drain, nexus filter) and since then all my fish (6 Koi, 6 Orfe and 10 Shubunkins/Goldfish) have had no problems till now.
One of the Orfe has suddenly developed large white spots. He seems fine swimming and eating.
The water parameter reading on my Seneye are
Ammonia 0.019
PH 7.09
Temp 8.6
The pond is 15000 litres and 5.5 ft deep
The spots look to large for white spot(?) and no other fish are affected. Has anyone any ideas?
Thanks for any advice
Anita

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Re: Large white spots suddenly appeared on my Orfe #2
Agree that doesn't look like whitespot although I'm not sure how that might look on a large fish. Those scales look protruding/pineconed to me, though - are they, in comparison with the other fish?
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Re: Large white spots suddenly appeared on my Orfe #3
Thanks for the reply, I think that might be the poor resolution of the picture, I have attached a couple more.

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Re: Large white spots suddenly appeared on my Orfe #4
Ah - that second photo is very helpful for an added perspective. What I thought was the patterning of the goldfish (white colouring) looks fungal to me. I think an anti-fungal medication is probably best.

Updated to add: Waterlife is a good brand and I see they do a pond treatment - Medizin P - that might very well help: https://www.waterlife.co.uk/pond
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Re: Large white spots suddenly appeared on my Orfe #5
Thank you for your help, and for the recommendation for treatment, I will get on to this asap.
Thanks again