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Old 06-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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Question Looking for Koi experts!

Hello everyone! I have just joined this forum in the hope of finding some information about koi diseases. Are there any Koi experts on this forum?

My husband and I own a 45 gallon fresh water fish tank in which our 3 koi fish have been living a very healthy life since 2005. However, in the past week I have suddenly noticed something abnormal on one of the kois and I'm looking for someone to help me identify the problem. I have taken photos and will share them here but first I want to make sure that I am in the right place to do so.

I hope that someone here can help me cure our koi back to health.


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Old 06-18-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Most likely they are sick from the stress and other problems caused by being stunted, which they are if they still fit in it after a year, not to mention six.

Koi get huge, you need a pond that is at least 1,000 gallons before you even think about koi.

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Old 06-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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+1 to fishguy. Koi need lots of room and a pond is the best solution, or a massive tank. Wintering them in a 100g tank would be fine IMO, but a pond is best for them in the long run.

If you do a member search for Jsoong, he's been a tremendous help with my Moors and other in regards to goldfish in general.
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