Hi just signed on to this site . Must say at first glance looks like a good one. Anyway down to my question came home to night to find dead comet laying in plants. It has a lot off tiny white spots around head and around pectoral fins, but the spots are not attached and seem to be in alot of slime. I did not want to treat pond as I did this about two weeks ago with an anti-bacteria & parasite treatment because I had a koi with cotton wool on its rear half of the body and another koi with red marks by its head these have all but cleared now. The fish have been breeding and wondered if this could be part of the cause ? Any help very much appreciated.
Whitespot is always attached to the skin of the fish - a slime with white spots sounds more like some kind of egg mass, probably amphibian by the sound of it, but it's impossible to tell without a picture. The first thing to do is test the water, as it looks as if you've had a few fish with problems - test for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate and pH (and hardness if you find a master test kit with all these) and post the results here. We'll be able to see then if the water quality needs improving, and therefore have a better idea of how to help you.
Hi Mark Thanks for replying so promptly Tried to take a picture but did not come out that well. Just done a water test Firstly tested the water on 5 may results were TEMP 12c PH 8.5 AMMONIA .1 NITIRTE .1 NITRATE 25
Thanks for that Goldy had a look at them sites, but could not find anything that matches. Yes they could be fish eggs but they were very small compared to the size of the eggs around the pond. I have kept fish for about 8 years now but there is still a lot to learn so you could well be right with the eggs? Marc made a comment about 'egg mass' what is this ? Perhaps Marc or anybody could let me know.
Had good look at the other fish tonight every thing seems ok but it is still a bit worrying.