Koi, Goldfish & Pond Health In Twenty Steps
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"The Twenty Steps" To Koi Health

Do NOT attempt to Assess, Assure, or Attack a disease condition without reading and understanding everything in this document. NOTE: If you're new, you might preview the glossary at end of the document, first.

If Koi Diseases *never* occurred, Dr. Erik Johnson would STILL have more consultation work than he could ever attend to, educating hobbyists on the your koi's proper care to actually PREVENT disease. The fact is that proper koi care, plus good quarantine practices, STOP koi diseases cold.

When koi get sick, there should be a series of SIMPLE measures to restore health that anyone can "get a handle" on. I am attempting to distill koi health restoration [and preservation] down into Twenty Steps.

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This treatise should be of great value to the hobbyist with all-healthy koi as well. The reason is that within the confines of twenty easy parameters, I will attempt to treat the most important elements of fish health. Think of them as small lessons or tidbits that you can take home and deploy to PRESERVE the good koi health you enjoy today.


Assess, Assure, then Attack. All koi sickness is a complex relationship of your koi Pond Condition, Koi Condition, and the Bug (Pathogen) "Koi Parasites"

"AAA" stands for the simple steps of "Assess, Assure and Attack". You will use this over and over so please understand it. A-A-A is a simple acronym that urges all parties facing a disease outbreak to "Assess" their koi and  koi pond, then "Assure" a healthy koi pond for the sick koi, then "Attack" the Bug. "Koi Parasites"

If you skimmed that, please don't. You should re-read it, and understand that a failure to understand and deploy all three components of disease control will inevitably lead to failure, because all the medicine in the land will NOT heal a fish that continues to live in an unclean pond. Conversely, a perfectly managed pond will not prevent a fish from being vulnerable to a serious Bug, and so on.

"AAA" can be digested into Twenty "Action" Items, executed or considered in this *exact* order, EVERY single time.

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