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Amanda 61 Amanda 61
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  • Posted on: 14/5/2009 18:24
Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #11
Used the medizin P as I had just bought it,after seeing a post about it ,someone recommended it.The fish seem to be still happy and feeding well, only at 3 teaspoons of salt will add another teaspoon per gallon tomorrow,like you say don't really want to go to maximum level,will try this for another 10 days,need to add another dose in 4 days if it doesn't clear it up fully I will try the one you recommended, the gold fish colours seem to be getting brighter again today,still haven't seen any signs of the ich on the ghost koi.,keeping my fingers and toes crossed You have been so helpful,Thankyou.
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #12
The waterlife treatments are very good, dotn get me wrong they will do the job. The only reason i dont normal recommond it is that it does small volume of water for the price of it, and there are others which are as good but are better value of money, but like i say it should do the trick
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #13
They are starting to look better now!! will add more med tomorrow and see how it goes....how long do I need to keep up with the treatment to make sure it doesn't come back,should I do another partial water change at end of treatment or during the next 10 days?
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #14
Keep going until the fish have stopped showing the whitespot. It is whitespot all over rather than on the gills?

in terms of water changes, only if it says to do one on the treatment.
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #15
Still got problems..have been using the Medisin P every 3 days. UV is off but fish are looking worse,now have fin rot and one has fungus on its tail, the four goldfish are looking quite bad although still eating well.

The larger ghost koi are flashing on and off but show no other signs of anything can't see any white spot.

I'm beginning to wonder if we have more gallons in the pond than we thought. We measured it at 360 gallons,by seeing how long it took to fill a gallon with the hose,then timed the time it took to fill the pond.
It is an add shape like a kidney but is a metre wide and 3.5 ft deep on one half and 3ft deep in the other and 8ft in length.

It doesnt colour the water blue in the pond when we are using the medisin p so are we maybe not using enough??

All the water tests are fine..trace still apart from PH is 7.6 everytime I get it at 7 it creeps back up.

I have now finished the whole bottle of medizin P so could anyone suggest any other treatment for ick,and fungus etc??
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #16
Id sugest using one of the kockney koi treatments, idealy the parasite killer one
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #17
WELL.... what can I say apart from you have made my fishes VERY HAPPY finally got rid of the ick and fungus and fins look alot healthier,I cannot Thank you enough for your help.

Think I had also under estimated how many gallons I have in my pond as I treated for 20 gallons more and that did the trick. Have put UV back on today and still doing the tests..can you suggest anything to keep the PH down as it is back up to 8.2 again!! I used water balance last week but it doesn't stay down and obviously my fish would be even more happy if it stayed down to around 7. My tap water is 6.8 but it just creeps back up again.

All the other tests Ammonia.0 , Nitrate.0 Nitrite 0, could it be the medication that is causing the PH problem?
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #18
My pleasure Amanda, now you can help any people who have the same problems :)

Cant remeber if ive already ask you, so sorry if i have, have you got an untreated concrete around the pond or concrete bricks in pond?

You have got treatments to get it down but the fish can cope at 8.2 and fish can get used to it, so unless you have loads of problems i wouldnt bother changing it.
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #19
Many thanks again for all your help.

Have used the Cockney koi products now for advanced parasites as we noticed the large koi started rubbing itself on the bottom of the pond, after only one dose they have had a massive improvement and have added 2nd dose after 5 days ALL the fish have made a full recovery,I really cannot THANK you enough as without your help and advice I am sure we would have lost them all.
Haven't got any concrete around pond but since using the cockney koi treatments the PH has gone back to 7.6 so not sure of the Medisin P was causing the rise in PH ??... it is such a fantastic sight seeing them all swimming about happy as Larry again
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Re: Lemon Goldfish and ghost koi jumping out the water WHY??? #20
Its my pleasure Amanda