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  • Posted on: 26/1/2009 11:54
Re: sidewards koi carp #11
Im guessing the fish could some food?
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Re: sidewards koi carp #12
Fredrick and ALL

Found this info on the internet

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SWIM_BLADDER_DISEASE

The swim bladder is the organ which allows a fish to stay at any level in the water column without sinking or floating. The swim bladder may fail from damage by bacteria, parasites, genetic faults, or blows and/or bruises. When the swim bladder fails to function the fish loses it's ability to swim normally and may swim sideways or even upside down. Once damaged, the bladder does not usually return to normal function, but if the fish can eat and swim without too much strain it can live for years with the condition. Goldfish seem particularly prone to swim bladder problems. Without knowing the exact cause of the malfunction, treatment is difficult. Since internal bacteria, fungus, or parasites are the only treatable causes, medicated food and/or antibiotics should be tried along with frequent water changes.
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Did not mention the treatment but will investigate...

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  • Posted on: 1/2/2009 17:56
Re: sidewards koi carp #13
Hi,

It is a possibilty, however my personal expirence would suggest that its very uncommon and thats why i didnt suggest it.

In terms of treatment, the swimbladder has very poor blood supply to it, so any meds will be unlikely to even get to the swimbladder, anti-biotics would better than over the counter treatments, however i like using them and i defiently dont like to recommond them as;

a)they expensive
b)hard to obtain
c)very hard and risky to admister.

However like i say you willnt know truely until the weather picks up.
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  • Posted on: 1/2/2009 20:06
Re: sidewards koi carp #14
On a subject away from fish...

I did a search on google for "sidewards koi carp" and this posting and site where top of the list.....

Top of the league ....

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Re: sidewards koi carp #15
Hi All and Fredrick

Had the fish in question,out of the pond again, He/she seems to have a reddish mark on one side. Any ideas?

I will try and get photographs if this will help...

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Re: sidewards koi carp #16
Could be an early ulcer.

Photos would be good.
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Re: sidewards koi carp #17
Hi All and Fredick,

Got some photo's please have a look...

This is the little koi in question :-

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Jason- lager-nought Jason- lager-nought
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Re: sidewards koi carp #18
Have a close up view....

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Re: sidewards koi carp #19
While I am here, have a look at my other bigger Carp, Are they Cha-goi, got then off a friend 18 months ago. The male next picture, seems to have the same problem with his scales :-

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Re: sidewards koi carp #20
A few more pictures of the bigger fish, this is the male :-

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