We do our utmost to provide our Nishikigoi with the best living conditions possible. Filters, water improving products, good food and a biological balance in our pond are of great importance.
Despite our proper care the Nishikigoi is vulnerable to several diseases and parasites. When water temperature increases during the summer not only the resistance of our Nishikigoi fortifies, but the activity of parasites/bacteria also multiplies. However well the care and circumstance, problems often occur during the summer. The top 5 of diseases and parasite: Trichodina, Costa, White spot, Chilodonella and worms. A parasite is an organism that survives at the expense of its host. Whether a parasite is harmful for your Koi is not only determined by the kind of parasite, but also by the immunity from the host (your Koi).
Bacteria can also cause severe problems in the warmer months. The main causes for diseases are: changing or adding fish without proper quarantine, a too short quarantine (at dealers or at home), higher temperatures, qualitatively lesser food and a poor water quality. Just as in the spring, when koi often get sick, you can influence this yourself. Should your Nishikigoi be suffering from parasites or bacteria it is good to know that House of Kata offers a wide range of reliable medicines to cure your koi. We advise you always to consult a veterinarian or an expert before admitting medicines to your pond.
Treatment of Wounds Under wound treatment we understand the care of a wound where the cause of the wound will be tackled and an infection can be prevented. When the wound is seriously and you don’t have any experience with treating a wound ask a expert or specialist.
To treat wounds you need the following necessary products:
- A bow net suitable for Nishikigoi
- An anesthesia barge
- Desinfecting fluid (alcohol 70% or hydrogen peroxide 3%)
- House of Kata Propolis Wondseal
- Sterile hand shoes
- Cotton Buds
Good wound treatmentWhen you treat a wound make sure you have all required products available and within reach. Fill your barge with pond water and add the anesthesia fluid. (pay attention to instructions for use). Leave this for a couple of minutes. Catch the concerning Koi and bring it to your barge. Wait for the Koi to lay on itâ€™s side. Make sure the Koi will not lay in the anesthesia fluid for long. Put the Koi on a wet clean towel and cover the head of the Koi. Get the disinfecting fluid and rub this around the wound thorougly. Remove loose or broken scales. Use the cotton buds which you plunged in hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to clean the wound. Also the scales around the wound must be cleaned carefully. This means you need to clean every scale very carefully that you can reach with the cotton bud. Only when you see clearly that the wound and the scales are less dirty you can speak of a good wound treatment. Never plunge the same side of the cotton bud two times but turn it to use the new clean side of it.
Rub the wound area with one finger to clean it, plunge the cotton bud in some disinfecting fluid and dab the wound. Now bring a small layer House of Kata Woundseal to the wound. Wait a few seconds so the woundseal can act on the wound and bring your Koi back to your pond. The Koi must be watched if it recovers well. Under water you can move your Koi around a couple of minutes, this will speed up the recovering. The propolis used by House of Kata is guaranteed free of wax and therefore safe to use with Nishikigoi because there is no chance that the gills will stick.
Some important tips
- When the Koi is removed from the water longer as expected then regular rinse some water in his gills.
- Never place more than one Koi in your anesthesia barge.
- Never lose the Koi out of sight
- When you are not sure about something don’t hesitate to contact a specialist
House of Kata Koi Products is not responsible for treatment.