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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Vet
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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I have koi carp that is laying on it side a lot and not swiming

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i have koi carp that is laying on it side a lot and not swiming around
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
How long has it been like this?
Have you checked your water parameters? How long ago?
What is the pH, ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates readings?
If you stimulate the fish, can it swim normally or does it struggle to stay upright?
Any sores, lesions, inflamed/prominent blood vessels on the body, fins, or tail?
Does it look bloated?
Does it look curved in the spine?