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Top Poster: markf1fan (5,148)
Not shore what the marks could be then as it is a good grade koi. But from the picture it looks to be a yamabuki ogon.
thanks for the identification. Yes i think its as another member called 'shimmies' if poor water qaulity is a factor the fish has had them since i bought it from the store, how easy is it to get rid of them? what lenghths should i go to to insure i dont get them agian?
Shimmies are just colour pigments of the skin. Even with perect water you can get shimmies. Most noticeable on kohaku.
A constant high PH is the closest linked cause to shimmies.
Not something you should think about rubbing off or attempting to remove yourself. If it was just one spot on a show winning koi then maybe something could be done (although not sure if this is classed as surgical alteration and cheating at shows).
but with that koi and the number it has, nothing can be done.
It's not contagious and not caused by infection or parasites, it's just one of these things that usually happens to our best koi (Koi Law).
Nobody can hide from the TDS meter