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HELP! Black marks #1
please help new to fish keeping, inherited a pond with large fish in.

They have all stopped eating and have black marks on them. I have tested the water and its all fine, have treated them with Blagdon allround Pond Goldfish Treatment and they are still laying low in the water and doing nothing.

Please help dont want them to die!
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Re: HELP! Black marks #2
Hi Gill. Welcome to FK

Could you give us a little more information please? Namely:

- Size of the pond in litres or UK gallons (if you don't know the capacity, then the physical size LxWxH and someone will be able to work it out for you ).
- Could you post the actual results for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH of the pond, as "fine" could mean anything
- List of all of the inhabitants (including the actual number of each species)
- Does the pond have a filter at all?

So for all the questions, but it helps us to help you
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Re: HELP! Black marks #3
Thank you I will be straight back to you
dont want to lose them
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Re: HELP! Black marks #4
the Ph is 8.5
Nitrate 0.0
amonia 0
yes we have a filter
the pond is about 15ft x 10 about 3ft deep
we have about 11 fish big ones not koi i think the guy who left them said they were norweigen carp
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Re: HELP! Black marks #5
Do you have a test result for nitrite? (Nitrite and nitrate might look the same on paper, but there's a world of difference between the two ) What test kit are you using?
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Re: HELP! Black marks #6
Blagdon Health Test
Gill Gill
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Re: HELP! Black marks #7
could it be black spot, just been reading it.

The only thing that has changed in the pond lately is that we cleared out some plants that had overtaken the pond
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Re: HELP! Black marks #8
there is still 3/4 of the pond covered with plant life and cover
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Re: HELP! Black marks #9
i have tried to take pictures but they are keeping so low in the pond its impossible for me to magnify the pictures
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Re: HELP! Black marks #10
do you know i went to an aquatic shop for help and they were useless to say the least, had no idea about anything. Yet the shop had thousands of fish in aquariums.