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    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
    Jaco Vorster
    South Africa
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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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    • #3

      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.
      Thanks
      Jaco
      Jaco Vorster
      South Africa

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      • #4

        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.
        http://www.koi-uk.co.uk

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        • #5

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

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          • #6

            Momotaro use elbagin also, with the salt.
            Andrew

            "Gentlemen prefer ponds"

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            • #7

              Jaco: I just read a lot.

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              • #8

                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.
                Dick Benbow

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                • #9

                  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.
                  Dick Benbow

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                  • #10

                    Thanks guys,
                    Really appreciate the replies
                    Jaco
                    Jaco Vorster
                    South Africa

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