Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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Introduction

⇔ Term⇔ Definition

facultative fish pathogen

organisms normally found in pond conditions but which can cause disease if fish is kept under stress

Flagellate

external parasite with one or more 'hair' used for propulsion

Flagyl

Metronidazole, an antibiotic, amebicide, and antiprotozoal, anaerobic bacteria

formalin

Solution of formaldehyde in water, usually 30-40%, used in treatment of certain protozoan parasites or neutolies potassium permanganate

Fuji-Kohaku

Kohaku with silver white lumps (Fuji) on the head.

fukurin

The skin between scales giving it a shiny edge and net effect.

fukurin(2?)

Luster. The shiny edge to a metallic coloured scale.

fungi

saprolegnia