Diseases and Medications - Parasites, Bacteria, Viruses, Medications, Treatments, Stress, Pathogens

What do you know about Mycobacterium?   It is one of the Koi pathogens that has no cure, and it also affects people.  While it may be more prevalent in aquariums, it certainly should be a real concern to all Koi keepers!  This excellent article can be downloaded from the Atlas book website page for the book "Ecology of the Planted Aquarium."  Click on the picture or title for the links.

Do you use Potassium Permanganate in your pond?  You may be making your fish susceptible to Columnaris!  Read this research article by clicking on the title or picture to learn more...

This is what Fish Vet Richmond Loh has to say on the subject.  Click on the title or picture to read the information...

ONE of the world’s largest fish farming companies has accidentally killed more than 175,000 of its caged salmon in Scotland while trying to treat them for lice and disease, according to internal Government memos.  Read what happened by clicking on the title or picture..

Below is the link for the download of a table created by Dr. Richmond Loh, The Fish Vet, Perth, Australia.  Click on the title or picture to get to the link.

If you've been in the hobby for a while, you've seen Hikui.  Read about a NEW study that finally identifies what it is by clicking on the title or picture.

If you haven't heard of Dr. Loh, the Fish Vet in Australia, you're in for a treat!  He has some excellent videos on fish fixing - and ALL are apllicable to our Koi!  Click on the picture or title for the links...

Scientists are clearly picking up the pace in their quest to kill antibiotic-resistant "superbugs."  Read about the latest research by clicking on the picture or title.

From time to time, some fish may develop swim bladder problems and these tend to manifest as buoyancy disorders – either the fish is floating to the top (positively buoyant), or sinking to the bottom (negatively buoyant). Fish in their natural healthy state should be relatively neutrally buoyant, or only just slightly negatively buoyant.  Read more by clicking on the title or picture...

This question is answered by Dr. Loh, the fish vet from Australia.  Click on the title or picture to read the article.

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