How often should koi be fed?
once a day
How Often to Feed your Koi Fish. We recommend that you feed your fish once a day. This will provide enough nutrients for healthy fish and a healthy pond. Feeding them too often can put an excess amount of nutrients into your pond which can cause algae issues.
Why have my goldfish gone to the bottom of the pond?
When a goldfish is stressed, he will sometimes just hang there in the water, unwilling to move. Sometimes this condition is apparent, as the fish is hanging out on the bottom of the bowl a lot. Conditions that can cause this are poor water quality, lack of air, poor nutrition and loud noises.
Why are my Koi showing symptoms of parasites?
If only one or a small percentage of fish show symptoms, and these symptoms appeared over a period of weeks, (one fish at a time), and the water tests ok then the culprit is more likely to be pathogens like bacteria or parasites, especially the latter. Normally these parasites attack one fish and start to multiply.
Why does my koi fish keep jumping out of the water?
Self isolation points to a possible bacterial infection as does a fish that is sluggishly floating by the waterfall/return pipe or drain. If you see several koi swimming erratically, rubbing itself along bottom or wall, or jumping out of the water (flashing) this is often caused by parasites.
How big is the Koi lying on its side?
Koi lying on side large 18 inch fish uprights and swims every few minuets. Did water change added salt and melafix other fish are fine … read more I have a 5 year old Chargoi Koi , Which is lying to one side at the bottom of the Pond. Water is perfectly clear I can see the shingle 2m down no … read more
Is there a way to diagnose Koi behavior?
Diagnosing symptoms of any kind requires a bit of detective work. This is especially true, however, in the case of reading body language/behavioral symptoms. As stated above, this is where one or more fish exhibit some sort of abnormal behavior. No one knows your fish and how they normally act better than you.
What kind of poop does a koi have?
Green stools are common in Koi, goldfish and pond fish that receive high quantities of vegetation and algae in their diet. This is normal. I always see this after I scrape the front pane of glass in my aquariums.
Why are my koi fish swimming around in the pond?
If they are speeding around the pond or acting sluggish, they may be sick. If their once-graceful swimming is now clumsy and uncoordinated, they may be under the weather. Look into these odd behaviors in our articles on koi care, koi fish diseases, and performing check-ups. An isolated koi may be sheltering itself from predators.
How can you tell if your koi fish is sick?
Sick Koi. One indicator of sickness in your koi fish is their behavior. If they are speeding around the pond or acting sluggish, they may be sick. If their once-graceful swimming is now clumsy and uncoordinated, they may be under the weather. Look into these odd behaviors in our articles on koi care, koi fish diseases, and performing check-ups.
How long does it take for Koi to perk up after correcting water?
This time, however, after you correct the water quality problem, all the fish or remaining fish survive. A few days after correcting the water they start to perk up some and act better. At this point you may think all is well and pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Now two to three weeks passes after the initial problem.