The swelling of the abdominal cavity is a problem that
can simulate many other form of disease or bacterial infection. Thus to do a
symptom list would take up half this web site.
To help with this
condition e.g. to help the fish to spawn, and to provide spawning conditions as
the majority of koi ponds i.e. an outside fish tank, a black oblong square, 90%
of which are void of plants and at least 50% which are heated, which will not
allow the stimulation of the fish's hormones with long term static
temperatures. This is one of the big problems, and one of the few problems,
with a well run koi pond. e.g. dystocia (egg compaction).
can be used but are prescription only. I would not recommend them for the
amateur, as milking a large female ripe with eggs is nowhere near as easy as
the books and magazines would have you believe.
i.e. for breeding fish there
are the following treatments:
- CPE (Carp Pituitary Extract)
- LH-RH (Luteinizing hormone/ Release hormone)
- HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
A 14" fish
Stimulation of hormones in natural conditions without the
use of any of the above requires sudden change of temperature, sudden change of
water quality and also the majority of Israeli, Japanese koi are spawned in
relatively shallow warm mud ponds. This is something which we cannot simulate
in a koi ponds where the attraction is these living jewels against a black
background with 100% clear water.
Yet one more
fish from a heated system.
With the application and requirements of the
above products and further help with the problem it makes far more sense to