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    Anything to worry about?

    Picked up the first two of five Koi that were my Dadís and added them to my pond.

    Parameters were identical, temps the same, etc, etc.

    Iíve seen one of them just isnít interested in eating a week on and I have also noticed a white/grey colouration on his tail fin.

    Canít be 100% if that was there before or not. No window in my Dadís pond.

    However, the Koi is quite slow to move and seems to spend a lot of time dorsal down.

    All other Koi are spot on and the parameters are also normal.

    Iím a bit stumped as to whether this is something or just an old age thing. Heís well over 20yrs old.

    Would love to get some thoughts on this.

    Cheers.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Picked up the first two of five Koi that were my Dadís and added them to my pond.

    Parameters were identical, temps the same, etc, etc.

    Iíve seen one of them just isnít interested in eating a week on and I have also noticed a white/grey colouration on his tail fin.

    Canít be 100% if that was there before or not. No window in my Dadís pond.

    However, the Koi is quite slow to move and seems to spend a lot of time dorsal down.

    All other Koi are spot on and the parameters are also normal.

    Iím a bit stumped as to whether this is something or just an old age thing. Heís well over 20yrs old.

    Would love to get some thoughts on this.

    Cheers.

    The only thing I can think of. Is you get some fish. Just don t like change. The fish is maybe stressing because after 20 years in it's one and only home. Its had a big change of environment. And its stressing because of it mate. That's all I can think of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    The only thing I can think of. Is you get some fish. Just don t like change. The fish is maybe stressing because after 20 years in it's one and only home. Its had a big change of environment. And its stressing because of it mate. That's all I can think of.
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    Cheers Fred. Bit stumped on this chap!

    Do you think the grey colouration on his tail is anything? I know thereís a greyíish tinge to some Koi when looked at from certain angles but wondered if this colouration on this chap was anything to worry about?

    I minded to say no itís not a concern but you know the history of these fish Iím bringing in so Iím just trying to be sure.

    Cheers.

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    Cheers Fred. Bit stumped on this chap!

    Do you think the grey colouration on his tail is anything? I know thereís a greyíish tinge to some Koi when looked at from certain angles but wondered if this colouration on this chap was anything to worry about?

    I minded to say no itís not a concern but you know the history of these fish Iím bringing in so Iím just trying to be sure.

    Cheers.
    Could be the colour like you think mate.
    Or it could be the start of fin rot.
    Just keep observing it. Ang go from there.
    Or it could be because of a different water for the fish.
    Or age.


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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Could be the colour like you think mate.
    Or it could be the start of fin rot.
    Just keep observing it. Ang go from there.
    Or it could be because of a different water for the fish.
    Or age.


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    Thanks as always Fred, Iíll keep a food eye on it Anything to worry about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Thanks as always Fred, Iíll keep a food eye on it Anything to worry about?
    How old is that fish mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Thanks as always Fred, Iíll keep a food eye on it Anything to worry about?
    A food eye? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudeDogg1 View Post
    A food eye? Lol
    Haha! Iíd like to blame it on being drunk when I wrote that but I wasnít... bloody phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    How old is that fish mate.

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    Heís about 22yrs old mate.

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    Heís about 22yrs old mate.
    Good age

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Good age

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    Yep, heís doing ok. The Ogon Iím brining over soon is 33yrs old... Lovely chap. Very tame.

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    Not too sure on it Gray,is it raised at all?

    Are we looking at the slight white bits?
    Could be a bit of pox,I wouldn't worry too much and as Fred said maybe need some time to settle in.

    Did you move them ok Gray?
    I remember you were a bit concerned.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Not too sure on it Gray,is it raised at all?

    Are we looking at the slight white bits?
    Could be a bit of pox,I wouldn't worry too much and as Fred said maybe need some time to settle in.

    Did you move them ok Gray?
    I remember you were a bit concerned.
    Hi John,

    Thanks for the comments.

    Yes, itís the slight white tinge to the fin. Itís not raised at all, perfectly smooth. Almost looks like a dusting when viewed up close.

    Iíll just keep an eye on it for now and leave him be as he seems fine in himself, just a bit quiet.

    The move of the first two went without a hitch. I was worrying unnecessarily having now done one run. Iím about to head off and get the next one just now.

    Then Iíll wait a couple of weeks and collect the last two of which one is the most special to me - 33 year old Ogon.

    Iíll post some pics of the one I collect today on my build thread as Iím going to keep that a little more up to date now.

    I put a long post in there yesterday with the latest.

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    Good old age that mate well done to you and your dar must be doing all the right things

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    Really like what you are doing Gray, it doesn't matter what the quality of the koi are as long as they are healthy and in good hands as yours are.

    Can see you are moving them very carefully and good luck to you as you deserve it mate.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Good old age that mate well done to you and your dar must be doing all the right things

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    Cheers pal, appreciate it. My old man, whoís no longer with us, was an obsessive over his Koi. He loved Ďem all.

    So I thought I better not cock this up as heíd bloody haunt me if I did!!! Anything to worry about?Anything to worry about?Anything to worry about?

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    Anything to worry about?

    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Really like what you are doing Gray, it doesn't matter what the quality of the koi are as long as they are healthy and in good hands as yours are.

    Can see you are moving them very carefully and good luck to you as you deserve it mate.
    Thanks John, really appreciate the kind words.

    Iím taking my time here and not being too keen as it has to work 100%. 2 years in the making this move so to rush the final stages and suffer just isnít the result Iím after.

    As I said before, they ainít no show winners but theyíre our Koi and theyíre part of the family. The Ogon is older than my little sister (whoís now all grown up and a vet!) so heís super important to us all.

    Bricking it about bringing him over so I just hope the move goes well as the others have so far. Iím sure it will.

    Gotta say, my puddle is looking rather busy now!



    The biffa I added today is top right of the pic. Hungry lady this one!
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    Good luck with the move Gray,I remember you saying you have a soft spot for Ogons.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Good luck with the move Gray,I remember you saying you have a soft spot for Ogons.
    100% mate, youíve got a great memory! I do love Ogons. Or ďrobot fishĒ as my kids call them. Anything to worry about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Thanks John, really appreciate the kind words.

    Iím taking my time here and not being too keen as it has to work 100%. 2 years in the making this move so to rush the final stages and suffer just isnít the result Iím after.

    As I said before, they ainít no show winners but theyíre our Koi and theyíre part of the family. The Ogon is older than my little sister (whoís now all grown up and a vet!) so heís super important to us all.

    Bricking it about bringing him over so I just hope the move goes well as the others have so far. Iím sure it will.

    Gotta say, my puddle is looking rather busy now!



    The biffa I added today is top right of the pic. Hungry lady this one!
    Great photo that mate. I like them all mate.
    Lots of colour as well mate. So a good mixture.

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