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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Egg Bound Koi


Can you get rid of eggs in the Koi carp that are egg bound? -Keith

There is only one way to help a Koi that is egg bound, surgery. Normally, carp are supposed to eject their eggs in the spring, when the water is warming up. If they don't do this, they should re-absorb the eggs. Sometimes this process gets gummed up, and the eggs turn into a tumor. The tumor will grow larger and larger, until it killed the Koi.

The best way to prevent a Koi from getting egg bound is by making sure that they release their eggs ever year, either by natural or artificial means.

A veterinarian can remove the tumor, but it is a very hard operation for a Koi to recover from. The operation requires that a large incision be cut on the bottom of the Koi, so that the entire tumor can be removed. Get in touch with a trained veterinarian who knows how to perform the procedure.

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