The Koi Forum

The place where koi hobbyist's and dealers meet
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Keywords
lice List dealers media airlift sealer Bobby spawn supaverm Waterplants western pump drum filter nexus shimmies dropsy vacuum BLACK electricity cape Bead Chris disease SPOTS profidrum
Latest topics
» Nogyosai Nagaoka koi show 2018 The vats part 2
Leeches Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am by atb tv

» Nogyosai Nagaoka koi show 2018 the vats part 1
Leeches Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2018 10:58 am by atb tv

» Pump size relative to the rest of my equipment
Leeches Icon_minitimeFri Aug 31, 2018 10:04 am by Bilaal

» Off the grid
Leeches Icon_minitimeSat Aug 25, 2018 5:53 pm by GREGB

» Japan souvenir 2017 part 1
Leeches Icon_minitimeSun Jan 21, 2018 12:59 pm by atb tv

» Ikeage 2017 of 80cm+
Leeches Icon_minitimeWed Dec 27, 2017 1:58 pm by atb tv

» the ponds in 2017
Leeches Icon_minitimeTue Dec 26, 2017 3:14 pm by atb tv

» Ikeage in Japan
Leeches Icon_minitimeSun Dec 10, 2017 9:48 am by atb tv

» Feeding in cold weather
Leeches Icon_minitimeSun Dec 03, 2017 8:24 pm by Ernest39

May 2019
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
CalendarCalendar
Affiliates
free forum


Share
 

 Leeches

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Admin
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2521
Reputation : 46
Join date : 2007-07-25
Age : 57
Location : Cape Town

Leeches Empty
PostSubject: Leeches   Leeches Icon_minitimeThu Sep 18, 2008 12:08 pm

Leeches Leeches

Our next parasite under discussion is leeches.

They can often be found in ponds where there are a lot of plants and are normally introduced to the pond via plants. Therefore it is very important to dip any new plants with Trichlorfon (Dipterex or Masoten) or Dimilin. Potassium is not very effective in killing them.

They are also often introduced by birdlife.

They are not a very serious threat but should be removed as it can cause problems in the long run.

Sludge in a pond is an ideal breeding ground for them, so sludge should always be prevented.

They can grow as big as 8 cm in length and often attach themselves to the bottom of the koi where there are no scales and therefore they are often difficult to spot.

It is quite difficult to get rid of them once your pond is infected. Numerous treatments with Dimilin or Trichlorfon are required because the treatment will not kill the eggs. You will have to wait until they hatch.

You also need to physically remove them from the koi and treat the area where it attached itself with Malachite green or Methylene blue and Friars balsam to prevent infection.



As an alternative, you can set traps for them.

1.) Take a bucket with a lid.
2.) Poke holes in the sides of the bucket. Holes should be 1 cm in size.
3.) Put some raw meat in the bucket.
4.) Put the lid on and submerge it completely in your pond.
5.) Remove the trapped leeches from the bucket.

_________________
Paul Viljoen
E Mail: koi@absamail.co.za ; http://www.koionline.co.za

Koi are not my whole life but make my life whole
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.koionline.co.za
 

Leeches

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Koi Forum :: Koi health and diseases :: Parasites-