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Sammy El-Tawil

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  1. Should I salt the tank?Simply because, I massively feel like the salt decreased the spread. In fact at the start of the infection, the Butterfly was healed with salt over about two weeks, that was only at a 0.4% concentration. It didn't help the others, but it never spread to the point where it is now. Lastly, one fish is totally unaffected, it had one tiny pox last week, but it's gone.
  2. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 15 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? 70 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Years. 8 Months, 100G, 100L * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? FX6, U4 + U2 * How often do you change the water and how much? Every week in main tank, every 2 days in smaller tank. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Tonight, 30% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 9", 8", 5", 4" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API Tap Water Conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Pellets, Varies * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? FlukeSolve - Months ago - Salt - Months ago Not that it helps, but there you go. So, the tiny, wriggling, translucent worm. I've said this before, but at times, the lumps have tiny green specs. That's it. Maybe they have some sort of worm AND something else like Pox.
  3. KOKOS I saw a worm, just now, in the tank. Tiny white worm, it didn't move at all, it looked like debris, then it wiggled, in 5 months, I haven't seen it before. Please tell me there is a worm that can cause this, someone suggested a worm months ago but it was suggested as an anchor, this was tiny, slightly smaller than an eyelash and basically translucent.
  4. Blister picture or whatever you want to call it. Update of the other two fish. http://m.imgur.com/a/5dawj I'll fill the form in a few hours I'm getting some sleep, in general, perfect water, no salt or anything in the water in any decent amount, Flukesolve was used months ago, so all in all, the tanks are essentially free of anything. I'd be lieing if I didn't believe the salt helped previously, perhaps it delayed the spread?
  5. The blisters can be seen in a few pictures of the just bigger. I'm in the UK that product is not available to me. Tomorrow I can treat with Myxazin or ESHA 2000. I believe it's what has been described due to the gill gasping involved on the two new fish, it's a shame this wasn't suggested months ago.. But that's life, someone else said it may be it also, or it may not be.. If it isn't, it's probably not treatable and thus Formalin is suggested or salt baths but again incurable.
  6. Hi, You have no idea how bad it has spread.. Take the pictures, triple the size of the lumps, add red blisters. Right, yes, Myxazin P, there is Protozin too. I'd have to call to Koi Dealer in, there isn't an off the shelf Acriflavin. My water is perfect.. I can't remember which fish were treated with Flukesolve but it was a long time ago, long gone. Within 5 months, tiny whitespot dots to pox sized lumps. So straight Acriflavin into the tank? Temp is always 72. I believe this is lymphocytosis.. But honestly they look exactly the same. The pictures do get large, look at the edge of the fins, and the body of the Butterfly. I have one fish totally unaffected, and it's my baby fish, guessing either a carrier with resistance or a strong immune system.
  7. I think it's Pox Mana, the bigger they grow I believe the easier it's to recognise. I kinda wish I scraped these off before they grew. I'll update soon, quick question, Chloramine T or Myaxin good? And what about Fluke Solve to essentially strip the slimeciat? Perhaps use Flukesolve then salt? No idea.
  8. Well, if these fish die I'm quitting the hobby, so what do you suggest? It's been months but the last week it's been savage. Well start on the Calico as she's by herself and she's the original carrier.
  9. Hey, nice to see you again.It's definitely contagious as it's infected all 4 fish through handling and then through the fish themselves. If you open the pictures fully they're full of blood, I wouldn't even dare scrape those off now. The Butterfly has it on his belly. I'm sure they'll live, it's just gutting, the Calico has to be a test fish, she's badly covered, I'm open to suggestions from you. One thing happened when we scraped her, she lost a lot of them, I'm thinking perhaps the rough handing and the flukesolve in the water may have played a part.. But it's so bad now. Finally I'm open to the scrape being a dud.
  10. His words.. Seperate your fish and pray - Heh. I've had them scraped and nothing, which means it's some sort of pox perhaps? He said it's pox, and he said the Chinese breeding market has collapsed due to it, something along the lines of they medicate the fish, and once the fish arrive.. and sold.. by the time the fish are in households, the symptoms don't show for a while as the medication has somehow kept it unseen. He's one guy, I'm asking so many, a vet I spoke to has never seen it, so hasn't the Koi Dealer. My tank is £1000, my Oranda was worth probably £250, he's now worth -£250, but I love him, and they're slowly dying, all I tried to do was find a beautiful female.. which I did! and she's ended up being a carrier, which is mind boggling.. because look at the size of her. She's at least 2 years old, and the shop had her for 4 weeks, and she showed nothing. As soon as I had her, within a week, she was covered. I'm thinking of a stupid Melafix/Pimafix trial. When we scraped her, we scraped off a layer of these spots and nothing, they actually disappeared, she was basically cured after the scrape. Then within a few weeks, it was back.
  11. Thank you, sadly I think it's asking for a miracle from what I've been told by so many.
  12. I should add, the breeder mentioned the issue can be controlled but not removed, he has yet to get back to me.
  13. Hi Kokos I posted before about my fish I recently bought.. And which I managed to contaminate my main tank with, wash your hands.. So you guys suggested Flukes, I treated and nothing, so I spent money on a Koi Expert and scraped the fish, nothing! Everything was ok.. Until a few weeks ago, the lumps went from a few, to annihilation. I asked a breeder in Japan and straight away he said are they from China.. I said yes, I remember the shop owner saying that. So apparently it's Pox and all my fish will die.. Unless you've seen something here.. I don't know what to say, reality hit when I was told and as a grown man, I've cried quite a bit since being told. Recent pictures. http://m.imgur.com/a/Tg0yN
  14. Right today I'm free to do treatment. I've noticed something today, no gasping, no bottom sitting. But the Calico has tiny worms coming out of the spots! They are so tiny, brown/green little things. Either that or dirt that looks like worms. I feel like when I put the light back on they receded in? I will not treat any tanks until advised.
  15. Scared is an understatement, I'm bricking it as its extremely different to the treatment suggested 10 days ago.. It was suggested to treat with FlukeSolve only.. Now I'm doing salt dips, the situation is pretty much the same, except my Baby Oranda is spot free and she seems perfectly healthy, but my Large Oranda is gasping slightly then going back down today, the same as the Calico has been.Right, if I get the courage to do this, cross contamination, as I have three tanks. Does this mean three holding tubs, three buckets, how do I disinfect myself when handling different fish? And do the two fish in the main tank get treated in the same buckets and holding tubs? Edit: I've just looked at my large Oranda and he's missing his left barbel thing on his head above his mouth? It was there yesterday, what the hell.. I should add these spots reappeared when I put the carbon back into my tank..
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