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Postby Russ h » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:35 pm

Afternoon All,

Looking for some help if possible with a koi health worry.

I noticed some months ago that one of my koi was getting these black dots appear. I thought it might have just been part of its colour change or something. But gradually more and more have appeared.

Then today, I have noticed some of the others are getting these black spots as well.

There are no snails in the pond that I can see, however I do live right next door to a pigeon breeder.

Anyone have any idea what this could be and more importantly how would I go about treating it??

Huge thanks

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Postby fisherman » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:31 pm

Hi Russ
Do you live in a hard water area if so it could very well be shimmies can you put up a photo of the fish so that we can see what you mean
Approximately where about do you live as one of can take a look at the fish
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Postby Russ h » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:02 pm

Hi Pete,

Thank you kindly for your reply.

I believe I am indeed in a hard water area, though I have not done a good water change for a while as the water seems stable.

I live around the midlands area over in Tamworth.

I will try and get a picture ASAP.
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Postby tommy2ponds » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi I think Pete could be on the right track with shimmies what variety are the Koi getting these spots ? ?
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Postby Russ h » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:36 pm

Hi Guys,

Just took some picture of the one that first showed signed of this a few months back

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Postby tommy2ponds » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:41 pm

Shimmies very annoying but harmless to your Koi
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Postby Russ h » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:48 pm

So you definately think it's shimmies

I guess the questions are then

Can I get rid of it from my fish
How to I prevent it in the future (or at least lower the risk!)

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Postby fisherman » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:24 pm

Hi Russ
I am 99% sure that they are shimmies I would have to see the fish to be 100% sure

Yes they can be removed from them but a big but you would have to know what to do first

How to I prevent them is move house to a soft water area

Shimmies can also be genetic as well
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Postby tommy2ponds » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:29 pm

There are many opinions on shimmies hard water low grade Koi blood lines and genetics to mention a few.There is nothing you can do to stop it but having very soft water seems to help.
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Postby Russ h » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:30 pm

Im going to send in a claim for compensation to South Staffordshire water :) lol

Is they are way of softening the water??

Is this a case of slightly scrapping the scales, or is it alot more deeper than this?

Cheers for all your help guys, appreciate it

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