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Koi herpes Virus (KHV)


Koi herpes Virus (KHV)

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Pathogen: virus

Symptoms: Round and oval pale or pink bumps between 5 and 10 mm in size

Affected fish will show round and oval pale or pink bumps between 5 and 10 mm in size.

Description:
Koi herpes Virus, which usually affects Koi in spring, is caused by viruses. This is not small-pox, but herpes which is not transmitted to humans. It might take a few months before disease manifests itself. Infected fish do not appear to be in pain even in severe cases. If sick fish are kept in optimal conditions, growths on the skin will heal. However, disease is present in latent form and it manifests itself when fish are weak. If often happens in spring when fish are weakened after winter.

How to cure:
In severe cases, infected fish should be treated in a separate tank for five days using antiviral drugs in normal dosage and SERA KOI BAKTO TABS which facilitates recovery.

Medicine:
Sera Cyprinopur
SERA KOI BAKTO TABS

Prevention:
The transmission of disease can be prevented by a two-time preventive antiviral drug treatment and by maintaining thermal balance. Such treatment can be carried out when temperatures in the pond rise above 12C (54F).

Fish susceptible to the disease/disorder:
Cyprinids