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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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    #346228

    Matt
    Keymaster

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

    #346230

    poshsouthernbird
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    I’m no vet but that looks like a tumour of some sort

    #346231

    lloyd
    Participant

    thanks matt

    #346232

    lloyd
    Participant

    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

    #346234

    poshsouthernbird
    Participant

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

    #346253

    lloyd
    Participant

    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

    #346263

    Bluedave
    Participant

    If it’s feeding and swimming normally then I would leave it be. Not a lot else you can do really.

    #346269

    lloyd
    Participant

    yeah i think i agree

    #346454

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    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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