Microscopes & Surgical Equipment

Microscopes & Surgical Equipment

Microscopes & Surgical Equipment

Koi and other species of fish are unfortunately susceptible to parasitic infestation and from time to time all Koi keepers will experience on parasite or another invading their Koi.

The first stage of treating a parasitic problem is the correct identification of the parasite which means getting the microscope out. Don’t worry its not as daunting as it sounds and once you have performed a fish scrape a few times it will become second nature.

If your new to the hobby of Koi keeping or a little unsure we will gladly help. Check out our premium membership area “The utopian” for help and advice on performing a fish scrape.

One you have the hand of using a microscope to perform parasite identification we strongly recommend adopting a good house keeping regime where regular fish scrapes are performed to identify parasitic issues as early as possible even if you are sure the fish are clean and health.

The medication and surgical equipment section of our website has everything required to help you identify any issues with your Koi and treat them efficiently and effectively.

Common Koi Ailments
  • Celestron Labs CM800 Microscope

    £99.95

    The Celestron Labs CM800 Microscope offers today’s latest advances at an economical price, including upper and lower LED lighting that provides bright, natural colours, yet stays cool to the touch.

    Two included eyepieces (10x and 20x) and 3 objective lenses (4x, 10x and 40x) allow for magnifications of 40x, 80x, 100x, 200x, 400x and 800x.

    Strong and stable thanks to its all-metal construction, this microscope features an adjustable, stage with metal clips to centre your specimen slides. The simple condenser with rotating disc adjusts the lower illumination for enhanced viewing.

    All these features make the CM800 an excellent microscope for the budget conscious Koi hobbyist yet offers superb build quality and excellent optics to enable pathogen identification with ease.

    Celestron Labs CM800 Microscope Technical Summary:

    • Lab-ready compound microscope with 800x power
    • 10x and 20x eyepieces with 4x, 10x and 40x objective lenses
    • View specimens at 40x, 100x, 250x, 400x, 800x magnification
    • Built-in, adjustable, upper and lower LED illumination
    • 3 AA batteries included for field use
    • 10 prepared slides included

    Celestron Labs CM800 Microscope Manual

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    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

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    £99.95

  • Novex Junior LED Microscope

    £99.95

    The Novex Junior LED Microscope is a small biological microscope ideally suited for the budget conscious Koi hobbyist yet offers superb build quality and excellent optics to enable pathogen identification with ease.

    The stand is epoxy coated for durability. The LED-Illuminator uses 3 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries that give approx 60 hours use between charges allowing the microscope to be used away from power outlets.

    Novex Junior LED Microscope Technical Summary:

    • Head: Monocular
    • Eyepiece: WF10X with pointer
    • Nosepiece: Triple revolving
    • Objective: Achromatic
    • Magnification : 40x, 100x, 400x
    • Focusing: Rack & Pinion
    • Stage: 90mm x 90mm with adjustable stopper
    • Condenser: Disc Diaphragm and lock on stage
    • Illumination: LED
    • Power: Re-chargeable
    • Dimensions : 30cm x 12cm x 16cm
    • Weight 1.6Kg Price

    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £99.95

  • Novex BioBlue 4240 Microscope

    £349.95

    The Novex BioBlue 4240 Microscope with the finest optical components and guaranteed performance, ensure clear bright images at every magnification.

    This is a modern microscope especially developed for educational purposes and is ideally suited to the more demanding Koi hobbyist.

    The DIN WF 10x /18x eyepieces and the semi plan achromatic corrected 45 mm DIN objectives of the BioBlue models generate a crisp high-resolution image. When changing magnification the image remains perfectly in focus and centred.

    Novex BioBlue 4240 Microscope Technical Summary:

    • Head: Monocular rotatable
    • Eyepiece: WF10x / 18x with pointer
    • Nosepiece: Quadruple revolving
    • Magnification : 40x,100x, 400x
    • Focusing: Rack & Pinion
    • Stage: 120mm x 120mm with adjustable stopper
    • Condenser: Disc Diaphragm and lock on stage
    • Illumination: LED
    • Power: Re-chargeable
    • Dimensions : 30cm x 12cm x 16cm

    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £349.95

  • Celestron Labs CB2000CF Binocular Microscope

    £595.00

    The Celestron Labs CB2000CF Binocular Microscope offers all the advanced features you’re looking for at an economical price. With 10x and 20x eyepieces and 4 included objective lenses (4x, 10x, 40x and 100x), you’ll achieve magnification ranging from 40x to 2000x.

    Strong and stable thanks to its all-metal construction, this microscope features a fully adjustable, mechanical stage so you can easily centre your specimen slides. Improve the quality of your magnified images with the included 3 coloured filters. The 10 included prepared slides guarantee exciting discoveries right out of the box. The N 1.25 Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm concentrates and focuses the lower illumination for enhanced viewing making the CB2000CF an excellent Binocular microscope.

    The Celestron Labs CB2000CF Binocular Microscope is suited to the Koi hobbyist or professional that puts quality and image quality above all ensuring that parasite identification is a quick and convenient as possible.

    Technical Summary:

    • Lab-ready compound binocular microscope with 2000x power
    • 10x and 20x eyepieces (10x with pointer)
    • 4 fully achromatic objective lenses- 4x, 10x, 40x, 100x
    • View specimens at 40x, 80x 100x, 200x, 400x, 800x, 1000x and 2000x magnification
    • Adjustable Binocular head
    • All-metal construction with fully mechanical stage
    • Coarse and fine focus knobs
    • Built-in, adjustable halogen lower illumination with Abbe condenser and iris diaphragm
    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

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    £595.00

  • Celestron 5MP Digital Microscope Imager

    £89.95

    Celestron’s new Celestron 5MP Digital Microscope Imager is the perfect tool to capture high resolution images and 30 fps video. Simply assemble the adjustment collar and the imager will replace any standard 23 mm or 30 mm eyepiece and plug directly in to your Mac (2MP max.) or Windows (full 5MP) PC via standard USB.

    The Celestron 5MP Digital Microscope Imager ships with the latest software and allows you to easily shoot, save, and share quality images and video and even make notes and highlight areas of your specimen for use in reports or presentations.

    Technical Summary:

    • Simple, rugged aluminium housed 5MP CMOS sensor
    • Replaces the eyepiece on your traditional microscope.
    • Turns any existing traditional microscope with 23 mm or 30 mm eyepiece diameters into a digital microscope
    • Takes high resolution still images and 30 fps video*
    • USB powered – Connects to your personal computer via open USB port
    • Software included – Works with both Mac and Windows PCs
    • More robust software with new features like measurement, calibration, note taking and comparison feature which allows comparing 2 live streams
    Fuss-Free Returns

    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £89.95

  • Microscope glass slides

    £4.95

    Microscope glass slides are essential for using your microscope correctly and performing fish scrapes to identify parasites.

    Manufactured from Swiss extra white soda glass with guaranteed faultless transparency.

    Only use each slide once and dispose of responsibly once used.

    Pack contains:
    50 Microscope glass slides


    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £4.95

  • Microscope Glass cover slips

    £3.95

    Microscope Glass cover slips are essential for using your microscope correctly and performing fish scrapes to identify parasites.

    Manufactured from Borosilicate glass with guaranteed faultless transparency

    Only use each slide once and dispose of responsibly once used.

    Pack contains:
    100 Microscope Glass cover slips


    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £3.95

  • The Kusuri Surgical Kit is Supplied in a high quality zipped case to ensure everything you need when performing minor surgical procedures is safe, clean and kept in one place.

    Kusuri Surgical Kit consists of tweezers, scalpel blades, handle, radius scissors, butterfly probe, single inspection probe.


    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £24.95

  • Injection Syringes

    £5.95

    High 1.0ml Single use insulin Injection Syringes including integral fine stainless steel needle. Supplied in a sealed sterile packet

    Please use Injection Syringes with caution & never reuse a syringe.

    Keep out of reach of children and animals.

    Wear disposable vinyl or latex gloves and appropriate eye protection.

    Pack contains:
    3 Injection Syringes


    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £5.95

  • Surgical Disposable Scalpels

    £5.95

    High quality single use Surgical Disposable Scalpels. Supplied in a sealed sterile packet.

    Please use with caution & never reuse a scalpels.

    Keep out of reach of children and animals.

    Wear disposable vinyl or latex gloves and appropriate eye protection.

    Pack contains:
    3 Surgical Disposable Scalpels


    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £5.95

  • Professional Digital Pocket Scales

    £9.95

    Professional Digital Pocket Scales with an accuracy increment of 0.1g. Reading from zero to 100g they are the ideal scale for allowing accurate measurement of pond treatments when required.

    Well made with an incorporated hinged lid and powered by two AAA batteries

    Professional Digital Pocket Scales Technical Summary:

    • Automatic Calibration
    • Tare Function to allow the scale to be zeroed with a measuring container on the scale
    • Automatic switch off if not used
    • Powered by 2 x AAA Batteries
    • Bright Back lit LCD Screen

    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £9.95

  • Clear Vinyl Powder Free Disposable Gloves

    £4.50

    Clear Vinyl Powder Free Disposable Gloves providing excellent barrier protection offering superior tactile properties so the minimum loss of sensation occurs. Fish safe and ideal for all pond and fish handling tasks that you will encounter.

    • Latex & Powder Free
    • Comfortable bead cuff providing extra strength
    • Ambidextrous
    • 100 gloves per box

    Pack contains:
    1 x Box of 100 XL Clear Vinyl Powder Free Disposable Gloves


    Everybody that has kept Koi or indeed any kind of fish will be aware of the difficulties involved keeping your beloved fish in pristine condition. One day your sitting enjoying them thinking that they look fantastic and the very next day having done nothing differently you look at your pond and the fish are sitting sulking on the bottom of the pond or you notice some raised scales.

    Then that sinking feeling hits you. Yes we all get it!

    Fish treatments and protocols are very controversial and there is huge amounts of miss information all over the internet with every koi keeper believing he or she is Dr Doolittle.

    First and foremost we would highly recommend that you find an exotic animal specialist vet. Don’t wait until your fish is on deaths door to try and find one but find one as soon as you decide to keep Koi so that you are prepared when they become sick. Don’t kid your self here because they will become sick at some point and you will be very pleased you found a vet that is willing to help you in advance.

    Not all vets will offer services for fish and some will insist you take the fish to their veterinary practice which is pretty unrealistic in most cases so it is difficult finding a vet that will help and offers a usable service.

    This is probably the best advice you could be given. “ Be prepared and find a good veterinarian in advance of any issue”.

    Fuss-Free Returns

    We’re sure you will like it, but if not, you can return it to us unopened within three days of delivery for a refund. Please see our Returns Page for full returns information.

    £4.50

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Pond liner calculator

Use our simple Pond Liner Calculator to estimate the liner and/or underlay size required for your pond.

The result allows for an overlay either side of 30cms. You may wnat to increase or decrease this value depending on your pnd installation.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are entered in meters. As an example if your pond is 254cm deep at its deepest enter 2.54.

The liner dimensions for your pond including a 30cm over lap are:

Liner length:

Liner width:

An interesting fact for you. The water volume of your pond will be:

Litres:

UK gallons:

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Pond Diagram

Measure the length of your pond, the width of your pond and the depth of your pond in meters and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use pond volume calculator. This will give the volume in litres.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

Volume in Litres:

Volume in UK gallons:

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Radius Diagram

Measure the diameter of your pond (the distance across the pond at its centre) then divide the diameter in two to get the radius of your pond.

Now measure the depth of your pond and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use circular pond volume calculator.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

Volume in Litres:

Volume in UK gallons:

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