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  1. Hi everyone, In May I posted really bad news about losing 10 of our Koi in our outdoor pond. We lost Velvet a month later after doing all we could. We broke down the pond in May, and bleach bathed it. Filled it back up and tested the water out with 3 commons. They did good so a few weeks later we bought a few small Koi. Last week California had a pretty good earthquake. A few stones moved in the pond and 2 days later we see 7 new fish! They all have deep color and are about 2-3 inches. Three of them are always out now swimming with the rest, the smaller ones come out once in a while but mostly hide. Today I found 3 fry, so so tiny looks like they just hatched a few weeks ago. How could this be? We only had 2 mature fish left after our ordeal. They were in seperate tubs while being treated and the pond was getting redone. The 7 are really a good size and look over 3 months old. 2 of them are black. I know the books say you can not tell the parents by looking at the babies but Velvet was a special breed of Koi and our only black fish. The nice thing is our pond is joyful again. I put the 3 fry in my tank to give them a better chance. I guess God takith, and God givith. I'll post picks when I can. Hope your all having a nice summer.
  2. how many fish are in the pond? Maybe you had a baby!
  3. thanks for your help. I just did another water change, even tho I did one last night. To look at her now you would think she is dead. She is floating at the top on her side. Then your see she is slowing breathing. I don't know if a fish can turn things around at this point or if I should stop her suffering. She was just called an ornamental goldfish. She is small. her body is 1 1/2 to 2 " long with another 1/2 inch tail. Her coloring is beautiful. White body with orange and black markings. Her awesome tail is all orange and the edges are black. She is in my office with me and took no time at all to see me and wiggle to the glass. She learned when I tapped on the glass it was time to eat, and came running like a puppy. Should I stop this now? or let her go on her own
  4. no I can't post a pick, I just thought she was gone but there is a spec of life in her, any ideas quick
  5. Ammonia Level? 0 Nitrite Level? don't know Nitrate level? don't know Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? don't know Ph Level (KH/GH) out of the Tap? don't know Brand of test-kit used? (strips or drops?) Ammonia I use the drop kit by API for the rest I use strips so I don't know the exact levels your asking but all fell into the safe area. I also brought the water to be tested at the pet store and they said the water was good, but I do not know what kind of drop kit they used. [*]Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 10 gal over a year [*]What is the name and size of the filter/s? I think it's Aqua Clear and like I said above it is for a 15- 20 gal tank and I hav a 10 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? Since she has been with me for a month I changed 25-35 % one time until last night when I changes 75% [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? only her [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? last night I used Tetra Aqua Safe [*]Any medications added to the tank? No [*]Add any new fish to the tank?No [*]What do you feed your fish? tetra fin flakes [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", No bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating,ect..? No she ate yesterday morning even tho she was moving slow
  6. I bought a new beautiful tiny gold fish about a month ago and she is in a 10 gal tank. I have 2 air stones in it and a 20 gal tank size filter system. All water test are perfect. She has been healthy and active until the last 2 days. She acts like she has no energy and can't swim. She keeps floating up but not gasping for air. She looks like she is suffering and dyeing right in front of me. Last night I did a water change but she looks worse today. WHAT COULD BE HAPPENING? HELP
  7. well, some of you have seen my post and pleas for advise these last few months. My pond became a death bath rather than the joy it gave me I was afraid to look at it. I hope it's over now that we have stripped it and gave it a bleach bath. So, I think I am ready to say a proper good bye to my beloved fish in a forum of people at Koko's that understand. To many to post pic's, so please wish them all happiness in pet heaven. 1.Belitta, little beauty butterfly Koi 2.Malibu, one of our first Koi and our largest 3.Diego, Malibu's partner, traditional Koi 4.Indigo, gorgeous black and blue shubumkin with a fab tail. 5.Balboa, white Koi that I worried never ate enough and then grew to be one of our biggest. 6.Liverlele, sweet white butterfly Koi that was named in my Mom's honor 7.Tangerine, neon orange Koi that glowed in the dark 8.Aggie, the yellowest Koi I ever saw 9.Dezi, one of the 3 babbies I found in the pond last year and tanked untill he was big enough to join the group. Named for one of my Mom's Doctor's. 10.Last but not least Kaleidescope, my telescope goldfish in the pic to the left. She ate from my hand and was joyfull and silly. When the turtle ate her tail off I nursed her in a tank till it grew back for her to join her friends. Just like Dorothy said "I think I'll miss her most of all". We have 3 left from the pack, 2 seem to be strong and doing well. Velvet our black Koi has been in a rubbermaid tub for a month, but looks like she is improving. I hope this is over and don't think I can name fish anymore. Thanks for the help you all gave. There just seemed to be to much illness going on to pin point any one thing but we did the best we could.
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    Jonas

    I'm so sorry, so many so close together. I know how you feel. hope you feel better soon
  9. thank you all for your help. I lost more fish. Since now we were down to 4 I got rubbermaid tubs for them all and was treating seperatly. We emptied the pond, washed it in bleach, cleaned it all out and started fresh. My healthy aggie and largest Koi left died in the tub. Don't know why she looked so healthy. Velvet has been in a tub for over a month now but is responding to her treatments. She has a small hole near her gill that we are waiting to heal. My beautiful telescope that I healed from a turtle attack and is in the pic to the left passed away. She seemed to be doing so well in the tank I set up for her but then just took a turn for the worst. I let her spend her last day back in the pond she loved and then she passed. I hope the worst of this is over. We have no idea what to do if it's not. Thanks again
  10. another thing, we have done 3 salt and 3 water change cycles, do you suggest more and how many?
  11. thank you all. I will check out the pet store for the med food Trinket- thanks so much. Sorry I didn't get the e-mail responce alert you posted. Wonder why that is? Anyway I hope I can find this in a store so I can start NOW instaed of waiting for it on line. I really want to find what I can add to gel food. The fish are not really coming up to eat yet, just taking what happens to sink down. That's normal We are supposed to get cooler weather again so I need the food to sink. The store told me to only use the prazipro once as directed. That was almost a month ago and some gone fish ago too. Sould I do it again?
  12. what an ordeal, Poor Luc and you. I have no advise sorry but I am loosing many of my Koi to Mouth rot and have boaught many meds and treatments with no success. Where did you find the gel food with the penicilin in it? I make my own gel food, is there something like that I could buy with out a script for to add? I'll keep a good thought for your fish. The pics look like he's getting better. I hope the scratching is from the healing
  13. bluiis

    Euthanizing

    oh, my poor friend Shamu, I'm so sorry your going through this. I know your miss him, but remember what a good fish Mommy you have been. I think fish can feel our love and he felt yours. My thoughts are with you.
  14. HIDE THE FOOD, and test the water after the leave to make sure no one added cocktails, good luck
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