Sep 1, 2009, 8:36 AM
Post #2 of 13
Re: [coy] Helicopter / Bloated Koi
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I have 9 local Malaysian koi for about 9 months now. IMHO, as far as my koi is concern, I believe the helicopter body shape is largely due to bloodline or genetics.
I have also expressed this opinion in the thread you quoted.
As per a previous thread (Dissolved Oxygen: Do we need aeration during Daytime? ) it is apparent that some of the koi's are afflicted with Bloated stomachs or Helicopter type body shapes.
The feeding regime is 2 cups of food usually once or at most twice per day consisting of Hikari Economy / other brands.
None of the Koi are Japan origin - all local to Malaysia to the best of my knowledge.
Just wondering that if it is indeed a bad water quality issue, and i really hope it is not as i try my very best to provide a decent environment - then why don't all the Koi got this symptom?, furthermore what really can be done to correct it?
The only test i have not done is for Colliform - and for sure it is on top of my list to do.
Any suggestions are most welcome and appreciated.