Ich and Chilodonella Planted Pond

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CONSULT: Hey Doc!! Big fan of yours, any advice could you give me? My fish have been flashing 2 weeks now, finally saw Ich thru microscope, and treated MGF 4 days but flashing got worse, so I pulled fish did another scrape found chilodonella, then started PP treatment. The first treatment lasted 3 hours and […]


Chilodonella

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CONSULT: Hey Doc!! Big fan of yours, any advice could you give me? My fish have been flashing 2 weeks now, finally saw Ich thru microscope, and treated MGF 4 days but flashing got worse, so I pulled fish did another scrape found chilodonella, then started PP treatment. The first treatment lasted 3 hours and […]


Dr Johnson Haz Facebook Again

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I consider Facebook to be invasive, distracting, and culturally manipulative. But, it's a platform that MOST people use. I won't be “on there” much because I can't spend time in the rabbit hole. But I will post there from time-to-time. So if you want another resource for pertinent dog, cat, pet, reptile and amphibian pocket […]


Why Can’t You Just Toss That Turtle or Koi?

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Why can’t you just toss a pet turtle out into cold water or bring them into warm water during the off-season? Like, if you have turtles that are used to it in the house it’s 69 to 79° and you want to put them out in the spring and it’s 48°, why would that hurt […]


2023 Happy Easter!

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To everyone, on every path, I hope it’s a fantastic day, and an amazing year of rebirth. I hope Easter is everything you want it to be.


Silkworms as Food For Koi

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Freeze Dried Silkworms are great for Koi. I tried letting ChatGPT write one for me, and there was a lot wrong with it – which I fixed. Koi fish are a popular species of ornamental fish that are kept in ponds and aquariums. They are known for their vibrant colors and peaceful nature, making them […]


Rescuing American Bullfrogs from the Asian Market With Translator

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We went to the Asian Market and they had like, a ZOO of critters and two of them tend to make good pets. American Bullfrogs are pretty amazing. So we saved a couple of them. We would have saved them all, except there were literally a thousand of them and they were $6.99 a pound! […]


Comprehensive Care & Feeding: North American Wood Turtle Care: Glyptemys insculpta

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North American Wood Turtle Care: Glyptemys insculpta I put together an article with some illustrations about Glyptemys insculpta. Mainly for the websites, but also because I might be getting some for a breeding colony. I'd like to repatriate these in areas. They're super-smart turtles, and I've seen them 'solve problems' like whether to go over […]


Carp Edema Virus, upload, Koi Sleepy Disease

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For those of you looking for a little bit more information about Koi sleepy disease, Koi sleepy disease virus, or Carp Edema Virus disease, I did a review of the literature and put together just a few of the more important documents that can be looked at, for free. Their authors are fully annotated in […]


Carp Edema Virus Disease or Koi Sleepy Disease article.

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Back in the 90s and early 2000s we used to see occasional ponds of fish that would be trying to fall asleep. Some of the fish would roll on their sides and they wouldn’t come up until you disturb them. Then they would “shake it off” and act like nothing was wrong. This practically only […]