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Koi First Aid Kit

Koi First Aid Kit

It is a good idea to have a koi first aid kit on hand, because the sooner you are able to begin treating a sick fish, the better chances it has of recovering. Koi disease outbreaks or injury always seem to follow ‘Murphy’s Law’ and happen at the worst possible time, when stores are closed, or holidays when you can’t immediately buy medications. Having a basic koi first aid kit will give you piece of mind knowing that if you ever need it – everything you really need will be on hand.

koi first aid kit

Here is a list of medications and equipment that you should try to have in your kit.

Basic Koi Fist Aid Kit

  • Water Quality Test Kit – pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine
  • Pond Salt – always have this on hand. Read our Salt in the Pond article to see why.
  • Parasite Treatment – Knockout, Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment etc
  • Bacterial Treatment – Wipeout, Melafix, Pimafix are just some of the anti-bacterial products you could have.
  • Bio Bandage -a antibiotic ‘bandage’ gel that sticks to the wound and promotes healing. 
  • Extra Dechlorinator – we’ve seen many cases where a pond is accidentally over-filled (someone has left the tap running for many hours) or a pond has been drained because a your pond.
  • Spare Air Pump / Aeration Kit (w/ airline air stones) for aerating holding / quarantine tubs or in case your main pond pump fails


Other Things You Will Need

  • Net for catching fish
  • Q-Tips – for cleaning and disinfecting wounds
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – for cleaning and disinfecting wounds
  • Quarantine tank or holding tank (large Rubbermaid container that has never been used with any chemicals)


Other Things You Need to Know

  • The Volume of Your Pond – measure your pond, use our Pond Volume Calculator, write it down and put it in the Koi first Aid Kit. Trying to Measure your pond volume in an a panic as your fish are laying on the bottom of the pond could easily lead to a mistake and result in over-dosing or under-dosing medication in your pond.