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  • Posted on: 2/4/2018 19:23
Re: koi pink skin floats upside down plays dead #1
Thanks again Nathan,

I have been preoccupied with other issues and haven't tested the water - I will get down and do that first. If thats o k - I will go to plan B - I will create an environment and isolate the sick one. I haven't fed them since mid October (that's when the temperature went below 10 degrees C). Another site thought it could be a 'gut' problem and suggested skinned frozen peas, I will try that. Someone suggested a fish vet, but then my budget won't stretched to that.

I appreciate your help in this 'cos it's true it takes away a lot of the power of a problem if you share it!!

Graham


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  • Posted on: 28/3/2018 18:31
Re: koi pink skin floats upside down plays dead #2
Hi Nathan,

Thanks for getting back to me, the ailing fish still has a pinkish belly, around the gills there seems to be some damage. The fish is no bigger than half the fish in the pond, and a lot smaller than the other half. When I netted him to check it hardly moved but had a little flourish when I put it back in the water. Otherwise it seems totally lethargic.

Of the pond, I will get a test kit over the weekend and give it a go. The feed I use is Aqua Pond Sticks - not the most expensive in the shop, but certainly not the cheapest. The box filter and pump has been operating over winter and both have a higher spec than demanded for that size of pond. I have not fed the fish over winter, but that has been my m o for the last ten years or so.

Thanks, Any ideas??

Graham


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  • Posted on: 22/3/2018 10:35
koi pink skin floats upside down plays dead #3
have 12 carp of which this is one of the smaller ones - for the past month or so v lethargic, pink underbelly and distended gut. pond is 3m x 4m approx. 5000 litres. fish is very sick have left it to kill or cure?



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