does this fish have Carp Pox?

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    Took him out of the pond 3 days ago cause he was at the staying at the bottom and developed theses spots.
     
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    I don't know for sure....maybe, but I'm thinking something else. Is it possible it was injured, or a bacterial infection? Can you tell us more about your pond, so we can make some educated guesses?
     
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    I just had severe Bactria infection in my pond but was more because of ammonia and nitrite poisoning. After treating and loosing a bunch of fish and cleaned the whole top, bottom and filters and started with 100% well new water. Pond is about 30 days with fish feeding
     
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    From the picture and hearing your recent experience, I think this fish may have a bacterial infection. Perhaps he remained susceptible ?
     
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    I agree, looks more bacterial, It's NOT Carp pox. carp pox looks nothing like that and it's rarely associated with redness when it first develops. Also carp pox rarely shows up in warm water, It shows up more in the cold weather.
     
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    It definatly isnt fish pox its too late in the year for it.
    I cant say if its bacterial or not I dont know you'd have to swab the area around the gill's and send it off to the vet for testing, then when the results come back treat accordingly with the correct antibacterial treatment.
    Lastly you could give it a short term salt water dip nd see how he goes after that .


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    thank you for the responses, can this because to parasites?
     
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    It may well be caused by parasites though which I'm unsure about , do you know how to take a scrape so that you could look under a microscope , have you noticed any of the Ki(red having flesh coloured clear areas ?
    Are there any other symptoms you could perhaps describe ?

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