Koi Fish Parasite Treatments

Published: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:27:07

By: Steve Knowles


Anchor Worms, Fish Lice and Ich can be a big problem for Koi with weakened immune systems READ MOREKoi Fish Parasite Treatments

 

The Koi environment, even when things are as near to perfect as we can get them, is a hostile one. Koi live with a wide array of bacteria and parasites. Sooner or later, most of us will have to deal with koi diseases at some point. There are many resources that are available to assist you with dealing with koi diseases; one of my favorites is The Koi Doctor.

Parasites fall into different categories. There are single celled parasites (protozoa) that are relatively easy to treat using formalin and malachite green. Examples include Trichodina, Whitespot, Ichthyobodo (Costia) and Chilodinella. Products like Interpet Anti-Parasite or Pro-Form C we find work best on these types of single celled protozoa that attach themselves to the koi's skin and feed on skin and mucus, causing great irritation to the koi.

Larger parasites, consisting of many cells (metazoa) include gill and skin flukes, fish lice, anchor worm, tapeworm and leeches. For these types of parasites we would recommend products such as Pro-Form LA for Lice and Anchor worm and Aqua-Prazi for Flukes.

Description: Sooner or later, most of us will have to deal with koi diseases at some point. Lice, Anchor Worm and Ich can be effectively treated.
Key Words: Anchor Worm, Ich,Whitespot, koi disease. koi parasites, Pro-Form C, Pro-Form LA, Koi Lice, Koi Flukes