We have been away for the weekend and came home to find one of our larger fish dead at the side of the pond. We have a large frame and net as I am a childminder, however there is a small gap where the plants sit in the water. The fish obviously jumped out here? There was no sign of the fish being eaten he was perfect...but very dead and dried out.
Do ghost koi have a habit of doing this? The only reason I ask is that I bought a pair of these last year, the other one jumped out onto the stones last summer and scraped itself really badly.
ps, we have removed the plants and have replaced the net to cover the whole pond, Frogs arn't please though! (they can still get in and out!)
All pond fish have a habbit of jumping when they are newly intoduced although orfe are by far the worse.
Also things like air pressure changes can make fish jump, so before or after a storm for example. But realistically any fish will plash out of the water occasionaly for no particular reason, if it is right next to the pond there is also the possibility a cat flipped it out..
I wouldnt worry about it but maybe keep an eye out for cats
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As both draginlord and deuce has said the fish could of jumped out due to the low pressure, rather it could also down to parasites, spawning or even it has been suggested fish might jump to communicate. What ever it is, you've covered the gap and just keep an eye on the rest of the fish