Why is my koi losing its Colour?

Anything that can stress a koi, be it poor water quality, sudden changes in pond temperature, or transport of the koi from one pond to another (with different conditions in the two ponds), can cause koi to lose their color, sometimes even overnight. The rest of the year, feed a premium koi food.

Should I change the water if a fish dies?

Any dead fish should be removed, as its body will quickly rot in the warm, bacteria-laden water. A corpse will pollute water, risking the health of other fish in the tank. If it died from disease the last thing you want is other fish consuming its body parts, so remove immediately.

Why are my koi at the bottom of the pond?

Koi don’t like rapid change. For example, a sudden drop in temperature of the water can cause them stress. They hover about at the bottom of the pond where the water is warmer, stop eating or rub their bodies on the side of the pond. Oxygen dissolves naturally in water.

What do you do with a dead koi fish?

The best way to dispose of dead fish is to bury it. This is because it ensures that the fish does not harm the environment in any way. It also helps the fish provide sustenance to the vegetation that surrounds its burial place. You can also cremate the fish or throw it with the rest of your waste.

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

How big was the koi fish when it died?

One koi was about seven inches (18 cm) and he held out long, but finally died, leaving just the one koi left. Two days later, that 12 inch (30 cm) koi died. When no fish were left, suddenly the water got extremely clear.

How much nitrite does a koi pond have?

However, fish can actually store up to 30x the nitrite in their systems compared to what is in the water and I surmise this is released back from the fish after a water change – so some relief may exist.

Why is my koi fish on its side?

One of my 20 year old Koi is rolling on its side, but will come back upright if disturbed. There seems to be no growths or fungi visible and the rest of the fish in the pond are fine. It is also feedi … read more