Why did 3 of my fish die?

Why did 3 of my fish die?

Stress: Stress is the number-one killer of aquarium fish. Lack of Tank Preparation: Failure to cycle a new tank can cause problems. Poor Water Conditions: When the water goes bad, fish start to die. Overfeeding: This one is easy to get wrong, but so important to get right.

How long does it take for Koi to recover from parasites?

This time frame from initial water quality issues to an attack by pathogens many times is from 2 to 3 weeks. So in this example you fixed the water, the fish improved for a short time, but two to three weeks later they become ill due to parasites. Now you have a more serious situation and one that is a little more difficult to fix.

Is it possible to stop the death of Koi?

Many times you may find that this alone will halt any symptoms and/or stop any further symptoms or deaths. You cannot begin to treat any fish unless the water is perfect. Otherwise you will be drastically reducing your chances of success.

How long does it take for koi fish to perk up?

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. Once again you start to see fish acting weak.

Are there any health problems with koi fish?

If you keep fish for any length of time, you WILL have problems with their health at some point most likely. This is especially true with Koi primarily because they can live for 40-60 years! Because they are so long lived this increases the odds that you will see problems over that time span. There are also times that fish get physical injuries.

What causes Koi to die in the water?

Koi that do not eat, that are listless or that have lost color vibrancy should be checked for parasites. 1). Poor Water Quality – The number one cause of koi death is poor water quality. The quality of the water your fish live in will ultimately determine how long the fish will live.

How big is my pond with koi fish?

It is a triangle shape about 10’x12’x15′ (3 m x 3.6 m x 4.5 m) by two feet (70 cm) deep. For years I have had two koi, random other pond fish, and some carnival won goldfish. The last three years or so frogs have found a home here too. I have a waterfall and a couple plants.

Do you need to be concerned about other Koi?

Yes, you should be concerned about they other Koi. Depending on the size of the fish it could be a water quality issue and you may need to start finding them new homes or trading them in at the pet store. Koi will rather quickly out grow a 55 gallon tank and death of fish will be the outcome of the over crowding.

How often do you change the water in a koi tank?

We do a water change (25-30%) every week, along with cleaning out the filter, and change the medias every month. We stopped adding the chemicals or salt because it seemed to be making the koi worse. The water we use to change the tank out with is run through an RO filter, so it is purified water we use.