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     Fish Emergency - Part I
  When fish have an emergency
 



Fish Emergency Part I

Let's face it, at some time or another most pond owners will face an outbreak of some kind, or worse yet - have an unidentified threat potentially wipe out your entire fish population.

It happens to the best of us, and in this article I'm going to talk about a recent 'near disaster' in my pond, and what I did to quickly get it under control and save my fish.

It all started about a month ago, right after the recent KOI Show we exhibited at here in South Florida. (For pictures and videos of that show, click here).

Even though I KNOW BETTER, I couldn't help falling in love with two fish in particular that I 'Just Had to Have' and even though I didn't have a quarantine tank setup, I brought these two fish home anyway...

Now for those of you who are new, most (if not all) fish experts recommend setting up a quarantine tank for all new fish before adding them to the pond. The reason is that a stressed out new fish, with any type of bacterial or parasitic infection will quickly infect the rest of your otherwise healthy population of pond fish.

The ideal period for quarantining a new fish is between 2 weeks and one full month. The reason for this is that any infection in a fish will usually surface within this time period and so if the fish still looks healthy at the end of this term, they're ready for the pond. If they do get sick, it's much easier to treat them in this smaller quarantine tank.

But on with the story...

After asking around to 'make sure' I was buying from reputable dealers, and then bringing home two beautiful fish and putting them straight into my pond -- I soon noticed (within days) that my a couple of my fish were starting to act very sick.


 

They were very lethargic, not eating, and not swimming around like they usually do...  just sitting together, not moving.

So I immediately assumed the worst, that these new fish were somehow infected and that I had a full blown outbreak on my hands... introduced by these new fish that I hadn't quarantined.

To make a long story short - this lead me to immediately test all of my water quality parameters (pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, and salinity).

What I found surprised me, and let me to actually discounted the possibility that I had brought home sick fish, and rather that I had probably been endangering my fish the previous two weeks by feeding them.

Let me explain,

As the weather began warming up down here in Florida, and as we emerged from our rather 'mild' winter, I started up my Koi Cafe
automatic feeder and started feeding their usual high-protein diet, 4-6 times per day.  The problem was, even though the air temperature had been much warmer during the day, the water temperature in the pond had not really risen much because we were still having somewhat chilly nights.  So, the good bacteria in my Aquabead biological filter had not been able to multiply or keep up with the new load of fish waste, and as a result -- my Nitrites were sky high! What most likely was happening was that my fish were suffering from Nitrite toxicity and a couple of them were starting to swell up, an early indication of Dropsy which is sometimes brought on by internal organ damage, and the inability to regulate the osmotic water balance within their body.

Dropsy is almost always fatal, so I knew I had to act fast!


(Me Injecting my 16" KOI with Antibiotics)


Click Here to Read More About How to Diagnose
and Treat Sick Pond Fish (With Pictures) Cont...

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