Pond Fish

Fish with swollen side

Question: my dad has a fish in his pond, that the right side is swollen out. We first thought she might having babies , but so far she not, the fish has been like this for several weeks now.He has taken it out the pond and has it in a holding tank by itself. Is…

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Heron issues

Question: How do i keep a Blue Heron from getting my fish. This is the second time he has cleaned out my pond of all my fish ???? Thanks , Rich Answer: Blue Herons are very territorial and can be deterred with a good Heron Decoy! Move the decoy every few weeks so the real…

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Pink gills on Koi

Question: I have a 3500 gallon pond with 20 KOI…average size of KOI 2.5 lbs. I recently lost 7 fish. When check gills they were light pink with white edges. The water tested 0 for chlorine and ok on all other tests. Any ideas? Also, food was settled in bottom Answer: Pink gills is usually…

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A case of the fish pox?

Question: Hi, I have a seven year old sarassa comet that has lived in the in-ground pond (about 750 gallons) for almost all those years. The fish now has developed a series of raised bumps along the lateral line on each side of it. I don’t see any other problems with this fish or the…

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Feeder fish in pond?

Question: Hi, I recently completed my first pond, around 300 gal. I have a Supreme Pondmaster 1000 filter on the bottom with a Pondmaster 250 gph pump connected to it. My water temp is 54 degrees and water clarity is good. I have about 2/3 of the surface covered with water hyacinth. I filled the…

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Koi in the winter

Question: I live in Pennsylvania where the winters get to mostly in the 20’s sometimes much colder. I’ve had ponds in the past and Koi did just fine. Is it true that they go “dormant” in the freezing weather/water? My brother does not believe that the Koi survived the winter and came “back to life”…

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How much do we feed our fish

Question: we have two adult fish and about ten baby fish who are growing rapidly–we feed them small round pellet food–any suggestions on how much we should give and is once a day adequate thanks for your help once again joan Answer: Hello Joan! =”color: rgb(0, 0, 153);”>PondMarket.com Fish Food Brigitte

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Too many fish

Question: I have too many fish. How can I get rid of them humanely? I tried pet stores, but to no avail Answer: There are many suggestions online on how to euthanize your fish humanely. In all honesty I have never used any of the methods that I found, so I can’t tell you whole…

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Predator killing fish

Question: Hi I have had my 7 goldfish/koi in a outdoor pond for nearly 3 yrs.. but 2 days ago i added this very large “sucker” fish and now i have lost 4 of my 7 goldfish AND the suckerfish!!! I don’t know WHY this happened? the goldfish were FINE.. could it be because I…

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Koi fungus advise

Question: Some of my Koi fish are showing signs of a Fungus and I recently ordered Tetra Pond Pond Fish Treatment and Microbe-Lift Anti-Fungal Treatment from you to treat this. My outdoor pond is in a green house, not heated at all, the water temp is around 40 degrees. My question is can I use…

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