Koi Pond and Koi Fish Treatment and Medications
- The fewer or lighter the costs, the more likely
it is that such a treatment would be used (Eg Taking
Paracetamol for a headache) Further up the scale
where side effects are more noticeable (but still a
price worth paying), treatments such as using
antibiotics to keep infection at bay may be
considered, but at the price perhaps of an upset
- There are obvious parallels in the world of Koi
where there may be a number of treatment options
available to us, each for a different ailment or
- Many we will use quite casually, recognising
that risks to koi are minimal, while other methods
of treatment are less friendly and may well lead to
complications later on. Nevertheless, any treatment
(however traditional or widely used) will bring
effects to the pond as well as the koi.
- If this were not the case, then there would be a
strong case for the continuous treatment of koi,
using medications to prevent rather than control.
- In certain circumstances this can be a prudent
approach to maintaining koi health (routinely dosing
against fungus and bacteria in spring and autumn),
but on the whole, medications and pond treatments
should be used with care, being fully aware of their
impact on water quality and koi health.
- In many respects, fish are unique when compared
to other animals in the 'pet' world.
- Treatments that are used against disease
organisms or unwanted algae are effective through
their detrimental effects on living organisms.
- There are limits to the quantity of dissolved
substances (solutes) that can be dissolved into a
koi treatment pond
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