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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 stomach.
  • 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 disease.
  • 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 solvent.

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