Koi Parasite Identification Part II

In the second part of our blog on koi parasites, we’ll be focusing on the protozoan parasites.  These parasites are particularly troublesome for koi keepers because of their ability to multiply their numbers rapidly.  Being simple celled organisms that simply divide (binary fission), its easy to see how on becomes …

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Koi Parasite Identification Part I

For this blog, I will be splitting it into two parts as there are two main classifications of parasites.  The larger parasites that we can sometimes see would be called macro parasites, and include Argulus (Fish Lice), Lernaea (Anchor Worm), Gyrodactylus (Skin Flukes) and Dactylogyrus (Gill Flukes).  These parasites are …

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