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    Koi spitting out the food

    Hi,
    I've another Strange problem with 2 of my big koi (an ochiba and a heisei nishiki). They spit out all their food and I'm pretty sure it's not a problem of taste.
    They look fine from outside. I looked in their mouth and there was nothing so it's quite disturbing for me. The heisei nishiki spits out food since 1 month and maybe lost some ''body''.
    I'll do a treatement against parasites soon (with the food and in the water in bath for these 2 koi). The other koi are fine.

    Alexandre

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    And when you try 2 or 3 other types of food...same problem?

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    Yes I tried 4 different foods. I also tried with fruit.
    Sometimes the Ochiba eats a lot too much, I think it's full of food (it's a really big and fat koi). I had the same problem with a karashigoi but now it's fine.

    In reality, It's the heisei that worries me a lot because he is hungry : he runs to the food, he swallows it and then spits out everythink that he has tried to eat in pieces. He tries many times to eat but can't, I don't know why. This koi has a lot of carp pox signs all over it's body since many months (fins deformed by waxy lumps).

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    Makes me wonder about tumors or other obstructions that make swallowing difficult, especially given the carp pox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    Makes me wonder about tumors or other obstructions that make swallowing difficult, especially given the carp pox.
    Agreed. Sounds like an obstruction of some sort.

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    Today, I fed them and no problem.Really strange I think it's due to the brutal temperature fluctuation that we have in France (bad climate). One day the water is 26°C and two days later it's 15°C ! I think it causes problems in their digestive system.
    The water is stable since 2 days during the day and the night (22°C).

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    Cover, insulate, and heat the pond. Problem solved.

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