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Old June 3rd 05, 10:14 AM
George
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"gng" wrote in message
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It's not oxygen. I have a Sequence 7200 with a nice, full waterfall and
none of the other fish are doing this. Tons of water coming off the
waterfall, in fact. What I did not tell you was that this fish has some
odd
tumors growing on him that the koi store said were sunburn - and that
short
of surgery, there was nothing I could do. Pond is actually very healthy
with crystal clear water and 20% water changes every week. I could toss
some Paraside Green into the pond to clear out any parasites.... good
idea?


You have a 2500 gallon pond and you do 20% water changes every week? Dude,
that is overkill, to say the least. Unless you have a specific problem
with your water, such as high nutrient levels or toxins in the water, I
fail to see the advantage of 20% water changes weekly. I'd hate to have
your water bill. If your fish has tumours, then obviously there is
something wrong with it. Whether those tumours are causing the problem you
describe is debatable. I would check for gill parasites.


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Old June 3rd 05, 03:14 PM
gng
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Thank you everyone. Looks like gill parasites are the one to look for.
Appreciate all the help.

Gary
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"gng" wrote in message
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It's not oxygen. I have a Sequence 7200 with a nice, full waterfall and
none of the other fish are doing this. Tons of water coming off the
waterfall, in fact. What I did not tell you was that this fish has some
odd
tumors growing on him that the koi store said were sunburn - and that
short
of surgery, there was nothing I could do. Pond is actually very healthy
with crystal clear water and 20% water changes every week. I could toss
some Paraside Green into the pond to clear out any parasites.... good
idea?


You have a 2500 gallon pond and you do 20% water changes every week?

Dude,
that is overkill, to say the least. Unless you have a specific problem
with your water, such as high nutrient levels or toxins in the water, I
fail to see the advantage of 20% water changes weekly. I'd hate to have
your water bill. If your fish has tumours, then obviously there is
something wrong with it. Whether those tumours are causing the problem

you
describe is debatable. I would check for gill parasites.




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Old June 3rd 05, 04:09 PM
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someone said that he most likely is going for air. I accepted that for a
minute as I will admit that he does this pretty much all the time, but then
thought "wouldn't that make him a mammal like a whale?" I don't mean to
appear dumb - but who is right? Bugs or air?


Koi do this when there is not enough dissolved oxygen in the water. It is
a sign you are not moving enough water through your pond.

Your pump should be 2500GPH or more. How big is your pump? What's its
source? What's its destination?

C//

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Old June 3rd 05, 05:38 PM
George
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"gng" wrote in message
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Thank you everyone. Looks like gill parasites are the one to look for.
Appreciate all the help.

Gary


It is the place to start. If you still have trouble later, come back and
let us know. We are always here to help.

" George" wrote in message
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"gng" wrote in message
...
It's not oxygen. I have a Sequence 7200 with a nice, full waterfall
and
none of the other fish are doing this. Tons of water coming off the
waterfall, in fact. What I did not tell you was that this fish has
some
odd
tumors growing on him that the koi store said were sunburn - and that
short
of surgery, there was nothing I could do. Pond is actually very
healthy
with crystal clear water and 20% water changes every week. I could
toss
some Paraside Green into the pond to clear out any parasites.... good
idea?


You have a 2500 gallon pond and you do 20% water changes every week?

Dude,
that is overkill, to say the least. Unless you have a specific problem
with your water, such as high nutrient levels or toxins in the water, I
fail to see the advantage of 20% water changes weekly. I'd hate to have
your water bill. If your fish has tumours, then obviously there is
something wrong with it. Whether those tumours are causing the problem

you
describe is debatable. I would check for gill parasites.






 




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