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  1. #1
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    Default Fish keeping, a difficult decision.

    My biggest Koi is on the way out, covered in sores and colour fading, fungus has now appeared.
    I have had her for over 20 years and she has had this sort of problem every year but always recovered as the temperature rose. None of the other Koi are affected.
    At over 26 inches in length I can't consider using a priest to end her days as you would a trout so I have decided to follow the German fish keepers example and use clove oil, it just sends them to sleep apparently and then add the rest of the oil and walk away for half an hour.
    Strange that killing a trout, not something I do that often, never bothered me but losing my own fish in this way is rather upsetting.

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    Default Re: Fish keeping, a difficult decision.

    are you going to eat it?
    "Please God, don't let me die at the hands of the Swiss". English, J, Sir

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    Default Re: Fish keeping, a difficult decision.

    The dirty deed is done, just weighed her, 18 lb

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    Default Re: Fish keeping, a difficult decision.

    sorry for your loss buddy, 20 years in a long time
    Divorced and can now fish when i want Hidden Content

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