Just a update both fish still doing fine and test for ammonia showing yellow colour which if I read the tetra test right is ok.Still don’t know what killed the two poor little fish ..could well have been ammonia and the pond prime had sorted the issue by the time the ammonia test was done? Just glad the two are ok and we did not lose all four.Parents want to get two more baby carp as a gift but I think I'll just stick to the remaining two ..as they seem to be doing well :)
Hello been a while :) ..unfortunately am needing advice again.
One of my two fish (the young fish in the two surviving fish mentioned in this thread) a few days ago got a nasty red rash over a significant part of him.Of course I was concerned and did a partial water change and added medifin.Now the latest is the redness is much better but now there are what I can only describe as scabs on this fish.Two large black scabs near each eye and a few green scabs.What else can I do?
The angry red colour being less is good I had thought.. yet if he is getting better why the nasty scabs?
Pond routine is pretty good I had thought..I try best to keep it clear of algae with pump clean every week or as necessary if needed sooner.I also like to give a quick brush of the sides of the pond every few days just to get any algae forming into the pump.During very hot weather I would do a partial water change if needed to cool the pond down. I use a tetra water treatment any time the water is changed.
Another thing to add is he is eating as much as ever we named him Pacman because he eats possibly too much..always has.Every feed it's a struggle to get food to our other older and slower fish before Pacman has ate it all.He does not seem stressed..if he has been brushing against the side of pond none of the household have seen him do it.
Is the pond too warm even with the water changes? Is there anything I can do?
Unfortunately Pacman seems to have deteriorated.Though he did eat some food for the first time ever he was not first there and today he just seems less active.I don't see him at the bottom of the pond much ..he's there today.Though is not settled there ..he is moving about just seems less active than usual.
As seen in the photo the green seems worse also. Advice for my next move? My parents are telling me they think he's eating too much and to try not feeding for a few days.. They also are telling me I'm fussing with the pond too much and that is only stressing him more.Yet are regular water changes not important when a fish is poorly? The pond last had a partial water change on Monday.. Should I do another partial water change and more medifin or would that stress him more and make it worse?
Just a little update Pacman doing much better.Has lost the nasty green scabs and were they were seems to have been replaced with white which I'm hopeing is healing.Changed to a new stronger pump he loves to swim around.