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fishy fishy
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  • Posted on: 28/7/2005 21:48
Re: Help Please - Fish Deaths #11
I would'nt describe it as bright red, just a rusty colour.

i will go to my local fish shop first thing and get some treatment to try and rectify the fin problems, the fish are not bloated, they just dont look quite right, in saying that they have been up tonight feeding away not seeming to bothered.

I will take your advice if the fish become any worse and humanely put them out of there misery.

I will also clean as described and purchase a bigger pump and filter, as you say, a seperate pump and filter would be over kill for such a small pond.


As soon as i test the water tomorrow i will post the results up and would be grateful for any help, this is the first pond i have setup and i am feeling quite a failure at this moment in time

The weed in there at the moment is just pond weed bought from a garden center, are the any type of vegitation you could recommend?

Again thank you all for you help, i'm sure i'll be speaking to you again soon.
Goldy Goldy
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  • Posted on: 28/7/2005 23:12
Re: Help Please - Fish Deaths #12
Quote:

fishy wrote:
this is the first pond i have setup and i am feeling quite a failure at this moment in time


Please don't as at least you have joined a forum to help you out so that is good isn't it plus a lot of fish keepers start out the wrong way but learn as they go along so you are not alone in that ok as for the split fins you could try some melafix for ponds and see if that helps

do any of your fish look like this:

http://www.thegoldfishbowl.co.uk/dropsy.html
fishy fishy
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Re: Help Please - Fish Deaths #13
I suppose your right, cheers for the support!
No none of the fish look like that at present, i will go get some melafix this morning, and fingers and toes crossed, the remaining fish will be ok.
I will post up the results of the water test once complete.
Thanks Again.
fishy fishy
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  • Posted on: 29/7/2005 11:09
Re: Help Please - Fish Deaths #14
Right been and bought some Tetra pond Medifin and added required dosage to pond, i suppose its just a case of waiting to see what happens.

Also Got Tetra Test NH3/NH4+ and Tetra Test PH, they didn't have the Nitrite Test in stock, but said they will have it tomorrow.
Anyway results

PH 7.5
NH3/NH4+ 0mg/l

Are these OK?
Goldy Goldy
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Re: Help Please - Fish Deaths #15
Usually in a tank set up you have a nItrAte-NO3 reading but i believe in a pond it can be 0, so until you find out your NItrIte-No2 is also 0 then you will know your pond is fine
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  • Posted on: 29/7/2005 12:47
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  • Posted on: 29/7/2005 14:37
Re: Help Please - Fish Deaths #17
those readings are fine