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Aquameds is a mid size provider of fish medications to the koi and goldfish resources you often turn to. They support their retailers as well as the hobbyist. They have a consultation form of great utility. Retailers can also contact them through their site,

Aeromonas Bacterial Infections
Actually you can't tell by looking. Cultures would be better than guessing.
Aeromonas Bacterial Infections

Written by Dr Johnson
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 17:18
Aeromonas bacterial infections are not as simple as that. You can't tell by looking at a fish whether it has an Aeromonas infection, or whether perhaps it's caused by Pseudomonas or even Stenotrophomonas multophila....
A culture can tell you which bacteria are present, but also; what medicine that bacteria is vulnerable to.

Why You DON'T culture the surface of the fish
When you biopsy the fishes' surface, you biopsy the fish pond. What's ON the fish is a mix-n-match of every bacteria in the pond is NO commentary on what is actually IN the fish, killing it.

Culture Technique for Regular People
The best culture for people to get, who are NOT scientists or veterinarians, is a blood or kidney culture. Obviously a kidney culture is a terminal event for the fish. Culturing the blood is VERY sensitive and does not sacrifice the fish. The blood culture is my favorite. And it's easy once you know how to get the fishes' blood.

Here's a graphic video of how to get kidney samples or blood from a fish.

Alternately, you could send a sample to KoiLab.com



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