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    Koi from a mud pond.

    Do koi taken from a mud pond have any treatments given to them or is it only done if a problem presents itself. Is any precautionary measures nessesary? What is most likely to be a problem with newly harvested koi of all ages?
    Always wondered.
    Jaco

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    I would guess there are different practices. Brian's Momotaro DVD showed a salt dip being used. An article in Rinko a dozen years ago referenced a dip in one ton of water using 0.5% salt, 0.5ppm methylene blue, 5ppm Furan (5g) and 1gram Masoten. .... seemed like a lot of stuff to me.

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    Thanks Mike,
    You sure have a wide range of knowledge on koi keeping.I too would be scared to put koi through such a chemical dip.
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    Jaco

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    Jaco, I just harvest mine. Putting them into good water, waiting a day or so and treat if needed, but only if needed.

    Seldom need to treat for anything staight from the mud pond if all's OK at harvest time.

    Momotaro use a huge amount of salt, but I don't. At the moment I have found no need, but things may change?

    Maurice.

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    Thanks Maurice,
    Sounds like the best way to me.
    Jaco

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    Momotaro use elbagin also, with the salt.

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    Jaco: I just read a lot.

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    Jaco,
    Most koi in japan in the greenhouses from the mud ponds are treated to rid them of parasites.
    It's pretty much a given that they will have them. They look like death warmed over for the first few days then start to come out of it.
    I am in agreement with Maurice, that I treat with medicine or salt ( or anything) as needed.

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    Jaco,
    Most koi in japan in the greenhouses from the mud ponds are treated to rid them of parasites.
    It's pretty much a given that they will have them. They look like death warmed over for the first few days then start to come out of it.
    I am in agreement with Maurice, that I treat with medicine or salt ( or anything) as needed.

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    Thanks guys,
    Really appreciate the replies
    Jaco

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