Please Help Greg!!
Help! Last week, my koi Greg got stuck in a decorative hiding place. As I tried to free him, his gill was caught and it was ripped at the top. I believe it was bleeding, not excessively, but it looks like there was a lot of blood in the gills, they turned very red. I thought he was a goner for sure.
The next morning he was still alive, a bit more movement but not much. I went and got a product that said to help many fish ailments, including open wounds. It sounded good at the time. After about 5 days of these treatments, Greg looks no better. He isn't acting himself, he frantically swims from end to end of our 55 gallon tank a few times, then just stops swimming for minutes. He is still eating, but I have noticed the same stress from the two other smaller koi in the same tank.
What can I do? I want him to get better, but I am not sure if I should stop these treatments and see how it goes, or continue them. When I stop for a day, the wound looks paler, with what looks like dead skin forming over the top. When I put in the treatment, the wound looks cleaner, but the gills look more inflamed.
Please help! Greg is only about 10 months old, and I want to see him get to be an old man!