Laguna Koi Ponds

(949) 494-5107

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Koi Information Koi Diseases Gill Maggots

Laguna Koi Ponds
20452 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA. 92651 U.S.A.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Satuday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 11AM-4PM
(949) 494-5107
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Gill Maggots

Gill Maggots

Gill maggots are the mature females of the parasitic crustacean Ergasilus.

Ergasilus (gill maggots) will appear as grayish black and white parasites several millimeters long infesting the gills.

Heavy infestations can cause severe damage, eroding the gill filaments and allowing secondary infections to develop.