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Can anyone diagnose from this pic? #1
Hi all,

I've attached a pic of a poorly fish, he's been lying on his side flat on the bottom for a couple of days and I thought he was a goner, but today I found him swimming about and feeding again.

There's a obvious sore patch on his side (which used to be all white).

The large pond has been established for about 15 years, is crystal clear and I've had no issues - with two curious exceptions below:

Last summer I noticed one of the larger koi spending a lot of time sitting quietly on the bottom and it had a stiff swimming action - he seems otherwise healthy and happy.

I also have a grass carp (I think!) with dark bronze scales and I noticed what I thought were white fluff balls on it's head an body but they weren't - they were just clear white scales that had appeared, most odd but, again, he seems otherwise healthy and happy.

All other fish have no issues that I can see, I've had them all a long time now.

Thanks for any thoughts....
Steve

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Re: Can anyone diagnose from this pic? #2
That look like a nasty bacterial infection. Treat with an anti-bacterial medication such as: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blagdon-Anti- ... id=pla-421768565448&psc=1
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Re: Can anyone diagnose from this pic? #3
Thanks Fishlady, much appreciated.
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