Loads of Red Kites around here in the Derwent Valley, RK's talons very feebl-not powerful enough to kill a rabbit, they mostly feed on carrion and larger insects, nearly 2 metre wingspan, magnificent to watch but appalling table manners. Your pet rabbit or cat has a lot more reason to fear sparrow hawks and even crows!
Hi there, yeah, cathie is right it is a bit early, if you can wait until may, I nearly lost fish last year doing the same but managed to net them and put them back in the tank. Hold on if you can, 1 or 2 maybe 3 deg would'nt matter but 8 and the possibility of frost overnight I would wait, its not worth the risk.
Just got this, do you know a friendly angler, especially a pike angler,its a bit barbaric sounding but they regularly have to remove often more than one treble hook with a live or dead 'bait fish' firmly clamped in a pikes mouth, forceps or disgorger are used and if the guy is any good both should survive.
Best of luck with this one I had it with a stickleback and goldfish long ago and the above worked
Hello Terrano welcome to FK, It could be carp pox - waxy lumps - usually on fins according to many koi suppliers all koi carry it but it does'nt always develop into anything, low temperatures can bring this on, if it is pox as the water heats up it should disappear, other than that it could be fungal, you could try the proprietry treatments available. I still have my heater on and uv on and one of my koi has pox, it had it when I was bringing it on in an indoor tank but cleared before I put in the pond, this was its first winter out so might not be acclimatised yet, none of the others are affected. Other than that I'm at a loss really. Just a quick aside - sterlets can grow to over a metre in length and can seriously damage other fish with their boney thorn type scales.