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Koi Carp Growth
November 22, 2011
6:04 pm
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lloyd
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My dads koi has had this growth for about 5 years, its slowly got larger and larger, does any body have any idea's about saving it. i think i know the answer that it should be euthanised but i cant really bring myself to do it unless i really have to. i dont really think he can afford to have it opperated on so does any one have any suggestions. it doesnt act like its in pain but i think it must be. the dark red on it is where the net has rubbed it and made it bleed. i would really appreciate any advice even if its just to euthanise

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November 24, 2011
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Hi Lloyd, just edited your post slightly so the image appears inline.

Cake or death?
November 24, 2011
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I'm no vet but that looks like a tumour of some sort /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> If you can't afford vet treatment how about contacting a local pond retailer or koi specialist? They may be able to help. Personally I wouldn't euthanise it if it's otherwise healthy and eating ok. I wouldn't assume it's in pain - does it swim about and eat ok? Apart from the tumour how does it look? Anything else suspicious?

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November 24, 2011
8:23 pm
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lloyd
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thanks matt

November 24, 2011
8:29 pm
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lloyd
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theres nothing else suspicious it eats and swims fine. it genuinly doesnt like like its in pain, i just find it hard to believe because it looks so red raw, i think for the time being il just leave it but then i think i cant just leave it like it for ever. iv thought about keeping it isolated and treating it even if its just with sold or melafix or primafix or something but if it is a tumour like i believe it is i cant see how it can help.

i would take it to a local koi specialist but in all my experiance of aquatic shops round where i live i wouldnt really trust there dvice to be honest

November 24, 2011
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Whereabouts are you? Maybe someone will be able to recommend somewhere /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

If it's eating and swimming ok, and not moping about looking lethargic or disinterested then personally I think you are right to leave it be for now. Melafix and pimafix wouldn't do much other than maybe clear up any infection in the tumour. It might just look red because of the blood vessels in it, it's not necessarily sore if you see what I mean.

If it gets to the point that the growth is affecting the fish's quality of life, making it hard to swim or feed, or getting infected all the time then for me that would be the time to think again.

HTH /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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November 25, 2011
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i live in leicestershire.

i agree i think i will just leave it but as u can just see in the pic its starting to go up its body and i am concerned about one day just finding it suffering because its started affect its spine. i think your right though il just keep an eye on it for now.
thanks for your help /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

November 26, 2011
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If it's feeding and swimming normally then I would leave it be. Not a lot else you can do really.

November 26, 2011
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yeah i think i agree

December 16, 2011
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working at koi carp isnt really difficult ive done it many times
i would suggest you try and get a copy of
step by step advanced koi diagnosis and treatments by Duncan Griffiths
its a really handy tool
he has a website too http://www.koi-unleashed.co.uk
you could try contacting him he is a really nice guy and very helpful

hope some of this helps

martin

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