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    Carp pox any treatment?

    My biggest koi has had what I think is pox (tail and face) he had had it for years. Most sites say it's not treatable but not contagious either so I left it alone.

    Is there any secret treatment?

    It can be seen at :33,1:57, 3:25,4:06


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    I am not aware of any cure. But, I do not know what your koi has. It does not look like carp pox to me, but I did not watch the full video. The ara on the face looked more like a slime coat issue, but if it has been that way for so long, it is likely a different condition. The fish seems healthy and active in other respects, so I'd not rush into doing anything. More harm can come from needless treatments than good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    I'd not rush into doing anything. More harm can come from needless treatments than good.
    Yes, I am of the same mind. He doesn't care about it why should I?
    Still if someone knows what it is and it is treatable(at a reasonable cost) why should he go through life ugly?

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    Possible lymphocystis? It is a viral condition that you don't really have to treat. I had a koi with this a few years ago. I thought an acriflavin dip did help. Many resources say it does nothing, but I thought it helped the koi improve.

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    Carp pox is infectious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbradleybradley View Post
    Carp pox is infectious.
    Strike carp pox off the list then. In four years none of the others have caught it or anything close.

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