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  • kominatokominato January 2014
    Posts: 408
    My 45cm Asagi developed a swelling stomach 2weeks ago, with one side bigger than the other. Size of a medium fist. Fish swims normally and eats ok.
    Any advice please.
  • niveknivek January 2014
    Posts: 1,250
    Swelling to one side normally indicates tumor. Unfortunately nothing much can be done about it if I'm not mistaken. Sorry.
  • ray2kray2k January 2014
    Posts: 96
    Yes, I have had a few of them. Nothing can be done. Most of them were large fish:
    80cm aka matsuba, 70cm ogon, 70cm karashigoi.....very sad.
  • HDCuHDCu January 2014
    Posts: 1,116
    Bro ray2k,

    May i know the brand of koi food you were feeding?
  • jimlimjimlim January 2014
    Posts: 27
    Any sifu out there can give some advice preventing this from happening as I do have 2 big fishes having this problem.
  • kominatokominato January 2014
    Posts: 408
    Cant remember brand as I have thrown away outer cover. Bought from local LFS. Also noted that this asagi was always at bottom foraging for food..never came up even though I feed mostly floating pellets. Wonder what it was eating all these months !
  • idrisidris January 2014
    Posts: 1,182
    I use saki hikari growth sinking, saki hikari color sinking, top koi which hav 51% protein floating and also mr koi deep red....never had this problem and I hope it stay like that..its very sad the koi having tumor which no cure.. hmmm..
  • ray2kray2k January 2014
    Posts: 96
    Bro HDCu,
    I feed Saki Hikari Hi Growth and Wheatgerm, Nozomi and Misaki interchangeably.
  • kominatokominato January 2014
    Posts: 408
    How long do they live with the tumour. Will the swelling grow and burst in the pond ? Thanks
  • lautslauts January 2014
    Posts: 1,247
    Bro,

    Any picts ? Based on you latest post , check out boils or furuncles. A bacteria infection that will 'burst' into open ulcers. Suggest to isolate and provide antibiotic jab plus antiulcer n water.

    ts
  • kominatokominato January 2014
    Posts: 408
    Ok thanks...will try to upload some pics
  • lautslauts January 2014
    Posts: 1,247
    This was my 83cm male orchiba some years ago.
    Started with a small bump that got bigger and later burst from within. Not pretty sight. Note the bump was pretty sharp at first then spreads over a bigger area before bursting. i read it is very contagious. Hope this is not what you got.
    http://www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/14911/OrchibaEarly.JPG
    http://www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/14910/Orchiba.JPG
    ts
    Post edited by lauts at 2014-01-08 02:29:32 pm
  • kominatokominato January 2014
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    koianswers.com/discussion/download/14913/K1-2.jpgkoianswers.com/discussion/download/14914/K2-1.jpgkoianswers.com/discussion/download/14915/20140108_182451-1.jpg
  • ashfaqashfaq January 2014
    Posts: 797
    Yo man, thats serious
    Thanks,
    Ashfaq from India-Chennai
  • urbaneffectsurbaneffects January 2014
    Posts: 134
    sorry to see this. very low chance bro...
  • lautslauts January 2014
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    From the poor pict, does not look like furunculosis. Are those ulcers towards the tail? Did this just happen recently with great speed or over long period? Feel if it is hard or soft? Kois with tumours could actually like for years. But if it is suffering you should consider ending it .

    ts
  • kominatokominato January 2014
    Posts: 408
    I think this happened over a month at most. Will try to bowl it out for a better pic.
  • kominatokominato January 2014
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    koianswers.com/discussion/download/14916/20140109_104714.jpgkoianswers.com/discussion/download/14917/20140109_104719.jpgkoianswers.com/discussion/download/14918/20140109_104719.jpg
  • kominatokominato January 2014
    Posts: 408
    Any hope bros? Should I end the suffering..... @-)
  • snowlionsnowlion January 2014
    Posts: 248
    Bro Raj,

    No hope of recovery lah.
    The muscle tissues have already wasted and the tumour growth is about to explode.

    Just overdose of Transmore will do the job nicely..

    Regards
    Jerome
  • lautslauts January 2014
    Posts: 1,247
    A very sorry sight , agree with Jerome. Just end it. Looks like furunculosis after all and abt to burst at the bloody area. Do remove it from main pond soonest as it is very contagious when it burst. Careful when handling too.

    ts

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