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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Swelling on Koi

Fish Tumor

I have a Koi which is about 10 years old. It has a dark swelling to its abdomen more noticeable to the right hand side of the fish. I've spoken to my local fish supplier who thinks that the fish could be egg bound. Could you suggest how the fish could be treated. Egg stripping was suggested? -Reg

It sounds like the eggs have already turned into a tumor. Surgery to have it removed can be done by a trained vet. Talk to some local Koi enthusiasts in your area to find a vet that is knowledgeable about Koi health.

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