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[TFA] Re: Koi in distress
Wed Jun 24 16:00:22 2009
Many thanks guys - as these fish obviously have plenty of bottom feed
to go on judging by their growth without a lot of my feeding, I don't
see them all that much, which is a bit of a shame.
I've not had any fish trouble of this type in the 10 years of this
pond so I had no ideas what I should be looking for and just reported
probably a bit vaguely. Some young fish have died in their first year
but I don't count that as 'trouble'.
>From other people's experience do fish normally float when they die ?
Certainly the young ones that have done so previously did, but I
haven't found any bodies today.
On 24 June, 20:48, angelwitch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I agree with NetMax, flashing for a Koi is not usually good, I had a
> comet that did that right before passing away from dropsy. However,
> in a pond you have a lot more grace room so hopefully he or she will
> make it back up to the surface, this time to say hi.
> On Jun 24, 8:13 am, NetMax <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Not enough to go on. While 80F is warm, a large enough pond (which
> > Koi ponds usually are) will not rapidly change temperature and I
> > imagine the nights are much cooler, so the point of interest is the
> > water temperature (not the air). The description didn't sound
> > healthy. A reaction right after adding chemicals usually points to
> > the chemicals being suspect (especially but not neccesarily if the
> > dosage was too high, sudden, or under depleted oxygen conditions as
> > when the water gets too hot or there are filtration issues).
> > Hopefully the fish recovers from what was a toxic reaction, and it's
> > not something more fatal.
> > NetMax
> > On Jun 24, 5:41 am, Rob G <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > One of the 4 koi (about 10") in my pond was in distress yesterday
> > > afternoon, but this morning there's no body!
> > > This fish was on the surface, whereas the others were down out of
> > > sight - it was listless and allowed me to touch it, nor did it seem to
> > > see me. No signs of bloating, the gills seemed to be operating OK and
> > > it looked in good condition, but the mouth was working all the time.
> > > It then went thrashing round the pond jumping out of the water and
> > > swimming on its side, before going back to be listless again. The
> > > last I saw of it was tucked up in some reeds, still alive. This was
> > > all over the period of about an hour.
> > > Later in the evening I could see some of the fish feeding from the
> > > feed ball - this was from the house so I couldn't identify which ones
> > > nor how many - and this morning the ball is empty.
> > > Things which might have contributed - I had treated the pond earlier
> > > in the day for phosphate and green algae (Tetrapond products), and as
> > > I'm in Scotland, the 80F day temperature was a bit hot !!
> > > Any suggestions - thanks
> > > Rob