it was a koi expert who works at cascade watergardens in bury lancashire. i get the impression that it was because i am wanting to put a bit better quality koi in for the better colour and these cost more.i think they are thinking of the best way of looking after the koi.i have had both for a while with no problems.isuppose i wont know for sure until i get a difficult type of parasite to get rid of . thanks for your reply
hi i have been advised to loose the orfe in my pond which i quite like.This is so that I can treat koi for any possible sickness and loof after them.I know orfe are sensative to treatments.Does anybody know if this is going too far?anybody had this problem,I would appreciate your own experiences
I stopped feeding two weeks ago. I have never started to feed again on the basis that if the temerature drops again,the fish will become inactive and have udigested food in their stoamch. I don't think it will harm the stergeon to go without feeding until things warm up, however I am not an expert on stergeon. I suppose if you feed the stergeon your other fish may take the food and cause them problems.
Thanks for the feedback I was a little concerned about changing as I am overstocked however my filteration compensates.I suppose if I change foods checking water parameters would be the sensible way to go. Thanks again
I have been using nishikoi pond food this costs ?50 for 4 kg con anybody recommend this product or any other food.Also wheatgerm varys from 20 percent protein to 32 percent is it best to go for the lower end as the temp reduces. Thanks
If you decide to start your pond again one bit of advice I can give is to find a local fish stockist that have the the equipment and know-how to check a fish for parasites. This is done by taking a small amount of mucus from the fish and looking through a microscope.There is no all in one treatment that I know of as there are about seven different types of parasites that can all be fatal to fish. The stockist I use is Cascade in Bury Lancashire they don't even charge.I catch a sick fish bag it then get it checked they then sell me the appropriate treatment which has saved my whole fish stock.There is a chance that the removal of you fish had caused them to become stressed this in turn may have effected their resistance to parasites.I am sorry it is too late this time but I do not hesitate to get a sick fish checked it may even survive but it does give the other fish a chance.