Why are my koi swimming erratically?

If you see several koi swimming erratically, rubbing themselves along the bottom or wall, or jumping out of the water (flashing), this is often caused by parasites. Next, pay attention when it’s feeding time. Pay careful attention to new koi and any that are not eating, or seem disinterested in feeding.

Why do my koi keep flicking?

Parasitic, fungal, bacterial, and viral infections quite often result in flashing behavior, as koi try to alleviate some of their discomfort and pain.

Why is my koi flicking?

Why does my Koi keep flashing after eating?

Koi flashing after eating is actually one of the most common reasons many koi flash, and could be an indicator that the food you’re using is not suitable to the fish or pond. 2) Poor Water Quality

What should I do if my Koi keep flicking?

Once you are satisfied that you have collected sufficient mucus, release the fish from the net. Using a glass cover slip, spread the mucus into a central part of the slide ensuring it is wet. Squash down the mucus with the cover slip to form a thin film between the slip and the slide.

How do you release a koi from a net?

In one gentle stroke, with a glass microscope slide between thumb and first finger, draw the edge of the slide along the exposed side of the fish in the direction from the head to the tail. Once you are satisfied that you have collected sufficient mucus, release the fish from the net.

Why does my Koi keep jumping in the pond?

Heavy rainfall alters pH, and is also quite high in nutrients due to the nature of the water cycle. Such a large amount of water falling into your pond can also potentially alter the water temperature quickly enough that your fish become stressed and resistance to illness could become reduced.

Why is my Koi flashing, jumping and flicking?

Poor water quality includes things such as pH and KH that are too high or low, too little dissolved oxygen, the presence of nitrates and ammonia, too much organic matter such as grass clippings and fallen leaves in your pond, algae that visibly clouds the water, lack of plants and filtration, and high salinity.

How can I tell if my Koi is having an issue?

Quite often fish with any type of issue will exhibit some sort of abnormal body language or behavior. They may swim differently than normal, they may sit on the bottom without moving much, jump out of the water, stop eating, hang around the waterfall or moving water, or isolate themselves from others.

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.

How long does ammonia spike on Koi last?

This spike lasted for a few days. In this example a few days of ammonia at this level in the system can really do some damage depending on other variables like pH and water temperatures during the spike. This at minimum hurts the fish’s gills and severely stresses their immune systems.