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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Water source is well water - pH 6.5 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Phosphate 0 GH 179 KH 71.6 TDS 150
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    OK - treated for TWO weeks with Metafix and also did Pimafix for a week (to rule out fungal issues). The butterfly koi is looing much better - tail looks healed; although hard to tell if starting to return. The white koi which started to develop an ulcer looks clear now - without any further...
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    I don't rely on it solely - and only the small ones died; the larger plants are in good shape. Yes I did a lot of research on treating them - was going to take to a local fish vet but for $110 to visit and then probably an antibiotic shot; I took my chances. It was actually not too bad -...
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Thanks - and yes it was drug store variety.
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Thank you so much! Will do... .15 is good salt wise?
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Most of my plants that are dying are seasonable hyacinth - other plants I removed prior. So I will keep dosing melafix and keep eye on things. Should I change salt levels at this time either up or down? And any chance this is parasites or virus? Thanks again. Will post test results once I...
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Thanks - I added a bunch of peroxide a few months ago but wonder if a combination of the butterfly koi scraping its tai on the holes I cutout in plastic planters left skin exposed which was then burned by peroxide and then infected. The other fish look ok aside from the other one noted. * it’s...
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    I ordered the API Master Pond kit but didn’t hit submit yet - as price on Amazon went up significantly since last week when I added to my cart. So if there are other options please let me know. A few questions: * You mention chemical burns - what type of chemicals are you thinking could have...
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Thanks and yes I have been reading about salting and it’s a lot of mixed signals. Some say .3-.5 for a few weeks and others say no salt. So interested in opinion on that topic. I really don’t want to lose this or any fish - it broke my heart reading about ways to euthanize (clove oil is what I...
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Thanks for the reply. * Filtration - single skimmer; small bog filled with hyacinth and other plants * I have not been doing a good job of this - but purchased a test kit and will be doing so moving forward. I have well water. * pH is around 7.8 using pool test kit but I will check again when...
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    Progressing Fin Rot and Now Blisters

    Hi - I have a 1,500 G 5 year old outdoor pound; water quality is good - some ammonia but I did water change and that is back. No nitrates etc. I did complete water change in spring and forgot to add salt at that time so my salt was zero as of last week. I have 7 koi - probably in the 15-18”...
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