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Gerry Gerry
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #11
Poor fellow, fancy being stuck with a name like sick. Come on Keith give the littel fellow a chance, all the other fish are goin to take the pee.

Just joking its as good as anyother

Dont forget to keep us posted on his health


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TheDragonLord TheDragonLord
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #12
when u say recent, how long ago do you mean?

did u notice any white/oily scum on the ponds surface? as that could mean u had a heron attack, but it mustta been disturbed whilst there if all 10 fish remain
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #13
HI

there was a bit of a film the other day but not much only about as big as a dinner plate.

we do have an heron in the area and a kingfisher as we live near a river.

will watch for further developments.

keith

Owner of 10 goldfish, Custard, Speedy, Spot, Natalie, Colonel, Goldy, Bulldog, Blackie and Pete and Sick Note and now five new babies that have bred in the pond,(oh and 1 plastic duck, 1 rubber duck, used to be 2 rubber ducks but the lawn mower at...
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #14
The heron scum looks like that on the following two photos you may need to turn your brightness up to see it in the first photo
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Does the mark have a shape, if trianglar then a bird' beak mark, eg a Heron and you fish has ahd a lucky escape.
Below, a heron? wound, it ruptured the stomach wall
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chopper chopper
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #15
HI

update on poorly fish.

the white film on the top of the is not like that in pics, marks on fish seem to be getting better, and the fish is ok.

sam

Owner of 10 goldfish, Custard, Speedy, Spot, Natalie, Colonel, Goldy, Bulldog, Blackie and Pete and Sick Note and now five new babies that have bred in the pond,(oh and 1 plastic duck, 1 rubber duck, used to be 2 rubber ducks but the lawn mower at...
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Gerry Gerry
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #17
Like wise. Always like to hear happy endings
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chopper chopper
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #18
Hi all

poorly fish seems totally healed on back, can hardly tell where the marks were. they are all swimming nicely in the new depth but boy r they getting fat, 3 of them waddle when they swim, cant believe how big they have grown in a year, from being one and half inch tddlers they are about 4-5 inches now (in a year). must be how i talk to them in a mornig when no one is about.

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keith

Owner of 10 goldfish, Custard, Speedy, Spot, Natalie, Colonel, Goldy, Bulldog, Blackie and Pete and Sick Note and now five new babies that have bred in the pond,(oh and 1 plastic duck, 1 rubber duck, used to be 2 rubber ducks but the lawn mower at...
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #19
Pleased to hear your fish is getting better and they are all growing which is a good sign