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Miller606 Miller606
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  • Posted on: 2/3/2006 18:28
Re: Help is needed #21
Nope, Ive looked closely for signs of disease ( Ive always had tropical fish prior to moving and Ive read quiet a lot of books about fish diseases and keeping tropical fish) I know nothing about coldwater fish and ponds. I think it could be weather related.
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Re: Help is needed #22
Now if you had a spare tank or vessal and mature filter, I would have suggested removing the fish and quarenting it indoors or a shed or somewhere warmer and adding some aquarium salt as a tonic, but I gather you dont have this
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Re: Help is needed #23
No unfortunately I dont have my tanks no more. I keep looking at that marine part of the site and Im very tempted in setting up.
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Re: Help is needed #24
Tropical and coldwater have pretty similar principles, the disease are the same ie whitespot, finrot etc. It's always a good idea to have a quarantine/hospital tank set up to put sick or new fish in
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Re: Help is needed #25
orfe are river fish (native i do believe) hence they need high oxygen levels which would be y it stays under fountain all the time

and the bend is caused by being spooked as river fish they can swim any way they want and not hit sommat but in a pond they hit a wall
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Re: Help is needed #26
Is the pond completly iced over if so you need to break it and take any dead plants and foilage out and leave the pump on all night and try to keep the pond ice free as well, or put a a tennis ball on the water and it will keep a hole in the ice. Hope this is useful
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Re: Help is needed #27
I wouyld say 80-85% is iced over, Ive started to leave the pump running 24 hrs and the only part that isnt iced over is the part were the water is falling back into the pond. I visited Sheffield Aquatics today and asked them about it, he said as long as there is a small hole then it should be fine, he said people tend to put a football or some kind of pond heater on there pond around OCT time. The trouble is we are getting fine weather during the day but its not staying on the back garden long enough to melt the ice. I have a net over the pond too so the recent snow we had is covering the pond.
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Re: Help is needed #28
Where is the pump, is it on the bottom or is it raised, as some people who need the filter working during winter rise the pump up so not to take the warmer water from the bottom.

Also i guy i worked with always suggested filling a milk bottle with boiling water and give it on the ice, wait for it to melt through and take it out.
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Re: Help is needed #29
Yeah, a small hole is all you will need.
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Re: Help is needed #30
The pump is situated in the middle and it comes above the surface.