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Koi & Pond Fish Articles

I am breaking the articles into categories and will include links here that lead you to the category that best suits what you are looking for. At first, the number of articles will seem limited as it takes time to load up a web site. I apologize in advance for that.

You can search for the information you need:

Information about the book I wrote. (Actually there are several) but the one I sell on this web site.....

Beginner's Overview
So, what's all the hubbub? If I thought I was gonna get "into" these fish, what should I know? How do I learn things so as not to seem like a total noob?

General Illness
Illnesses that don't fit one category or which lead to other articles will be here. If you don't see what you want, search for it.

Conditions - Physical
Certain conditions just happen, for example, color changes, turning black, losing red, swollen eyes, swollen bellies, etc.

Water Quality
Without a doubt the most important area of this site because SEVENTY PERCENT OF FISH HEALTH PROBLEMS COME FROM THE WATER!!!! Learning to test water quality and know what to test, and how the results are supposed to be handled....

Bacterial Infections
First, bacteria don't CAUSE bacterial infections. The causes and what to do about the result, are here.

Treatments
In the medications area you can read about Formalin, but what if you need more on the actual TREATMENT with formalin? What about Oil Of Cloves, do you know how to use it? How about the treatment for Lymphocystis....And so on.

Medications
What medications are commonly used for Koi diseases? How do you use them? Are there medications "not worth using"?

Algae Control
What's an algae bloom? Is it bad for fish? What controls String Algae better than anything for five bucks? how do you control Greenwater? What else do I need to know?

Diagnostics
This section describes some of the methods by which YOU might pursue a diagnosis in your sick fish cases. Using test kits, which ones to use, how to use a microscope, and then a resource for more advanced diagnostics like necropsies and blood draws.

Filtration
All kinds. Fact is, most kinds work just fine. For example, gravel bottom ponds are about maintenence free year round, until that one day a year when you have to tear it down and clean it. Then, bead filters don't have that big day....But you have to adjust and observe daily and have a manual to leave with the kid watching the pond while you're away.

Fungal Infections
Fungal infections are fairly common. In good water, they are often self-limiting and people grossly overtreat. In cold water or where fish are beat up, treatment is life-saving. There are several fungi that affect vulnerable fish.

How To
I'm going to put the "how to" articles here. Like, how to build this or that, how to take blood, how to do this, or do that. Now, the same articles might ALSO appear under other, proper areas. And of course you can search for what you want, too.

Links
At first this section will not have much form, just some link "types" then the links that fit there. I'd love to exchange links with you. There's a place in the site to do that. It will be in the left page menu.

Movies
I've uploaded movies. It's a first for this site, and they are damn good. You can go see pretty much all the common parasites as they appear under the microscope, download the movies for later, and there's even one on all the necropsy procedures.

Viruses
There's some pretty nasty viruses out there. Did you know KHV is reportable? Do you even know what KHV is? What's SVC and what is being done about THAT? Is Carp Pox a virus? 




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