Koivet.com Resources for Fish and Koi Diseases, Illness Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Cure

Youtube has provided me with an avenue to reach lots of people with valuable messages about fish health. Saving Koi, goldfish and tank / aquarium fish has been a “thing” for me for decades and I've made a name for myself that way. Which is a double-edged sword. (My Youtube Channel) I like helping people? But not constantly. And folks need to learn on their own, a little, too.  So...

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What is the Most Important Fish Water Quality Parameter?

Some would argue that it's Ammonia. The FIRST product of the nitrogen cycle and the primary waste product of fish.  Environmental Threats to Goldfish Health. Youtube Video about Ammonia with Dr Erik Johnson Goldfish health is impacted by far more than just the ‘way’ we care for the fish, or the parasites they may contract. Indeed, their very environment is often the greatest threat to their...

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Fungal Infections In Koi and Pond Fish: White Cottony Growths

Fungal Infections Fungal infections in Goldfish are relatively common, but they always tend to represent the same thing. First, let’s talk about the clinical appearance of a fungal infection. The gross visualization of what appears to be a fungal infection is an unreliable means of diagnosis. Fungal infections usually appear as small to large tufts of white cottony material in the skin and fins...

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Protein in Koi and Pondfish Food

What Protein is and does Protein is what your cells are made of. If it's a cell, it is made of protein. The most numerous cells that are made of, and thus supply the most protein are muscle cells. But one must also remember that red blood cells and infection fighting white cells are also made of protein. People forget that these red and white cells have a finite life span in the blood stream...

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Flukes or Trematodes in Koi and Fish Ponds

Flukes Monogenetic trematodes are a separate class of parasites from ciliated protozoans. The monogenea do not have an intermediate life cycle off the fish. Those trematodes that do are called Digenetic trematodes, and use a bird or a snail as an intermediate host. These are not a considerable pathogen of Goldfish and so we are limiting our discussion to the far more common monogeneans.    The...

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