Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Butterfly Listing

I have a 4 inch butterfly Koi that is listing to it's left side. It swims around fine, but i am concerned because this has only been noticed in the last week. what can I do to help restore this fish to full health? I have given all the fish (about 15 total) the first treatment of potassium permanganate with no visible distress noted and plan to give two more treatments. - Harry

Sounds like your Koi has an internal problem that keeps it from swimming normally. You can check to see if it has an ulcer or parasites that are bothering it. These may be what is causing it to list. If it isn't a parasite or an ulcer, the only thing you can do is wait for it to correct itself.

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