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Anemone-like growth on Koi

Posted by ademink z5a-5b Indianapolis (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 28, 13 at 16:14

Just went out and saw that one of my large koi has a very bizarre looking growth/parasite/what the heck on her.

It is 1-1.25" long (hard to tell w/ water depth), is dark reddish in color and looks like a flowing saltwater anemone. She literally looks like a small anemone is growing on her!

The real estate it is attached to is approx. the diameter of a pea and it flows when she swims.

I have never seen anything like this and can't find anything online.

Any ideas? It doesn't look a thing like anchor worm...been there, done that and have the $500 medication bill to prove it. lol


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RE: Anemone-like growth on Koi

Lymphocystis?


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Anglerfish?

I know, not funny. Hi girlfriend. I'm on here for the first time in years because we're having a fish emergency. Looking for answers. I hope your fish is OK. -- Z-Chick


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RE: Anemone-like growth on Koi

  • Posted by ademink z5a-5b Indianapolis (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 30, 13 at 9:51

LOL!! Zinnia..you always made me laugh...don't stop now! :) I haven't been on here in a coon's age either! xxoo!


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RE: Anemone-like growth on Koi

Hydra maybe? I don't know if they attach to fish (or survive in cold water), but it was the first thing I thought of when reading the description.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://naturalaquariums.com/inverts/hydra.html


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  • Posted by ademink z5a-5b Indianapolis (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 30, 13 at 9:58

So what is your emergency?? Watching for a post...*staring*...


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RE: Anemone-like growth on Koi

  • Posted by ademink z5a-5b Indianapolis (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 30, 13 at 10:18

timbersmith...fascinating!!! I'm going to research that now!


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RE: Anemone-like growth on Koi

  • Posted by ademink z5a-5b Indianapolis (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 19:51

OK...so I think maybe this is Saprolegnia. I was reading that the koi can get injured...get that fungus and then algae will grow on it.

So...now what? lol Has anyone dealt w/ this before? Trying to find a "real life" answer rather than an online "salt baths every three days" kinda answer. LOL


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